Einsatzgruppen: The Death Brigades
Following Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941, as many as 1.5 million Jews, Gypsies, communists, disabled, partisans and Soviet prisoners were murdered by the Einsatzgruppen
. These were killing teams of SS troops and other auxiliaries that followed the Wehrmacht as it swept through Russia, the Baltic States and occupied Eastern Europe.
In this extraordinary two-part documentary, French filmmaker Michaël Prazan has unearthed new information about this appalling violence and destruction.
Featuring previously unseen archival material, some of it shot as home movies by the Germans themselves, along with present-day interviews with survivors, eyewitnesses and even executioners (some were filmed using hidden cameras), this film is a harrowing journey into the most terrible darkness of the twentieth century.
To be screened with a brief intermission.