Tuesday, November 01, 2016

World War II justified by former German soldiers




Winner of the prestigious peace award at the Film festival of the independent film in Osnabrück Germany, this documentary investigates the historically very sensitive German raid in the Dutch village of Putten in 1944 that left 700 villagers dead and murdered. After the global conflict only two of the 1000 involved German Soldiers of the infamous second pantzer division had been trialed or convicted. Even today German bureaucracy denies that severe crimes had taken place in Putten. On the threshold of Oblivion investigates the whereabouts of some of the absolved perpetrators and director Ton Verheul tries to interview them