The Conference (2021)

  • Market Screening, Drama
  • 1h 48m
  • Germany

On the morning of 20 January 1942, in a villa on the Großer Wannsee in Berlin, leading members of the Nazi regime came together. They had been invited by Reinhard Heydrich to a “meeting followed by breakfast”; the gathering would go down in history as the “Wannsee Conference”. The sole topic on the agenda that morning was what the Nazis called the “Final Solution to the Jewish Question”: the organization of the systematic mass murder of millions of Jews from across Europe. The Conference follows the minutes of this meeting as recorded by Adolf Eichmann, of which only one copy remains. This is a key document pertaining to the Holocaust.

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