7:30 p.m. / 19.30
$10-20, no one turned away for lack of funds.
jeden vierten Samstag alle zwei Monate, Gerlind Institute
for Cultural Studies, Oakland.
Seating limited. Usually, on the fourth Saturday every other
month, we're screening a German, or German-related, film. We are showing
popular or little-known film gems (usually in German with English subtitles),
followed by a moderated discussion.
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People vs. Fritz Bauer | Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer 2015 | Lars Kraume
title character of The People vs. Fritz Bauer was
a fascinating man whose career as a prosecutor, trying to expose
the crimes of the Nazis, certainly deserves the dramatic treatment
director Lars Kraume gives it here. A Jew born in Germany, Fritz
Bauer had begun a legal career that was interrupted when he was
sent to a concentration camp in the 1930s. After managing to extricate
himself, he spent the war years in Denmark and Sweden, then returned
to Germany and the law in the late ‘40s.
Bauer reached the
peak of his renown in the early ‘60s when he prosecuted
commanders of Auschwitz in a public trial. Though it may seem
shocking now, relatively little public examination of the Holocaust
had occurred in Germany since the end of the war. Many former
Nazis occupied high positions in German society and officialdom.
Though Bauer was accused of pursuing vengeance as a Jew, he insisted
his efforts were motivated not by the past but by the future:
he wanted to educate German young people so that the horrors their
ancestors committed were never repeated. (from RogerEbert.com)
( 1h 45min.
Written by Lars Kraume and Olivier Guez. German with English