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Plaza Man


On the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated, on November 22, 1963, it was Robert Groden’s 18th birthday. Kennedy’s death changed his life profoundly. In 1975 Robert shocked millions of Americans when he released the classified Zapruder film on national television. This amateur footage of Kennedy’s brutal murder forced US Congress to reopen the case, inviting Robert to join the investigation. It was the start of an obsessive crusade that would make Robert Groden America’s most famous JFK conspiracy theorist.

Don’t lose Heart

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Hella de Jonge didn’t always get on with her 88-year-old father. When he had to move recently, she acquired the legacy of her great aunt, who survived the Nazi terror along with Hella’s parents. A publicity photo from 1885 of her great-grandfather as part of a comic duo then inspired Hella to investigate the history of her family.

Marienborn

The village of Marienborn in Germany once was world-famous. It was the most important and most guarded border crossing of the Iron Curtain. These days, Marienborn is a quiet place.

Oleg Klimov: Letters to Myself


For twelve years, war photographer Oleg Klimov has documented the disintegration of the Soviet Union. He was present at almost all conflicts and ethnic tensions in the 90s. His photographs appeared on the front pages of many Western newspapers as silent witnesses of the war in the former Soviet Union.

The Baby

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In 1942 baby Anneke is taken away from her parents, who fled Germany in the early 1930’s and came to the Netherlands. Because she cannot go into hiding with them, she ends up in a foster home. When soon after war it becomes clear that her parents did not survive, Anneke, aged five, is sent to her aunt and uncle in de United States. There she grows up in a world where the past is rarely if ever discussed. Anneke is ordered look only to the future and not ask questions about her past.

In Line for Anne Frank


Day in, day out, year after year, a long line can be seen in front of the Anne Frank House. A line of patient waiters, consisting of all possibly nationalities. They are there, because they want to enter the Anne Frank Museum, because they want to see the Achterhuis.
The hiding place of the most famous victim of the Second World War: Anne Frank.

When Memory Comes: A Film About Saul Friedländer


In this documentary the Jewish historian Saul Friedländer (1932, Prague) and his life-long quest to describe the extermination of the European Jews without losing or repressing a primary feeling of disbelief. Friedländer’s life and work is totally intertwined with the history of Europe and European Jewry.

Soldiers In Black

A documentary about the Dutch SS, men that were considered as the prime example of collaborators during the Second World War.
In total, 25,000 Dutch men joined the Waffen SS, boosting Hitler’s army.

FAREWELL

FAREWELL tells the story of Lady Grace Drummond-Hay, the only female passenger on the first journey around the world of the Graf Zeppelin in 1929.

Otto Frank, father of Anne

After returning from Auschwitz, Otto Frank, the only survivor of the family, is confronted with Anne’s diary. He renews ties with his daughter by reading it.

Trail of the Mummy, The

For thousands of years Egyptian mummies have been abused, destroyed to make paint, ground up as medicine or unwrapped in public displays.

Westerbork Girl

The love story of Westerbork Girl Hannelore Cahn, her great love Rob de Vries who freed her in World War II from the Westerbork transit camp and the man who tracked her down: Hans Eisinger. A week after her escape she returned to the camp with him. Voluntarily. A decision that still haunts her today.