Director Dr. Michael Verhoeven visits UT Austin - German Film Series
Thu, September 13, 2007 • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM • Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
Can we silence the ghosts of history? The Wehrmacht-Exhibition, which was shown in eleven major cities in Germany between 1999 and 2004 and was visited by more than 500,000 people, challenged ordinary Germans to rethink what their fathers and grandfathers did during the war. Whereas most had been led to believe that the cold-blooded murder of civilians had been a crime of a minority of officers, for the first time Germans saw photos and footage of ordinary soldiers executing civilians and POWs.In "The Unknown Soldier," director Michael Verhoeven interviews historians and experts, including those who allege or deny the crimes, and filmed in the killing fields of Ukraine and White Russia.
Contact the Department of Germanic Studies at 512-471-4123 for more details.