Filmmaker Oskar Roehler
Veit Harlan’s 1940 notorious propaganda film Jud Süss is the focal point of Oskar Roehler’s new film Jud Süss – Film ohne Gewissen, starring Tobias Moretti, Martina Gedeck and Moritz Bleibtreu. Notwithstanding its A-list cast, Roehler’s film has received scathing reviews for deviating from the facts–for example in Spiegel Online (“New ‘Jud Süss’ flops as Faustian tragedy“).
Further reading/viewing/events about the Veit Harlan film:
- Edgar Feuchtwanger’s review in the magazine Damals of Veit Harlan: Goebbels’ Starregisseur by Ingrid Buchloh (Schoeningh, Paderborn 2010)
- Edgar Feuchtwanger’s paper entitled ‘Two Films about Jud Süss’, delivered at the International Feuchtwanger Society Conference 2005
- Felix Moeller’s 2009 film Harlan: In the Shadow of Jew Süss
- April 22nd 2010, Wiener Library, London: ‘The Ambivalence of Disgust – Jud Süss in Nazi Germany’, a talk by Dr. Daniel Wildmann of the Leo Baeck Institute, London