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

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