Vera & Donald Blinken Open Society Archives
Premier Screening of the documentary Hitler's Last Year
The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives and the French Institute
Invite you to the screening of Hitler's Last Year
a two- part documentary film (52 minutes each) by David Korn- Brzoza
This prime-time documentary returns to the eleven months that preceded Hitler’s defeat and, using archival materials of which much was previously unseen, unveils entire chapters of the war that are largely unknown.
TUESDAY, 12 APRIL 2016. AT 6 :00 P.M.
Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives
1051 Budapest, Arany János u. 32.
From the D-Day landings on the 6 June 1944 to the surrender of the Third Reich on 8 May 1945, it took 353 days to bring down the Nazi regime. This prime-time documentary returns to the eleven months that preceded Hitler’s defeat and unveils entire chapters of the war that are largely unknown.
Eleven months that turned out to be the most murderous of all, marked by ruthless fighting and heinous war crimes. Eleven months which tested the resolve of Allied and Soviet leaders, and the stubborn faith of the Nazis. Eleven months of flickering hope, which shattered the lives of ordinary people and doomed thousands of civilians to exile and deportation. Eleven months whose outcome remained uncertain until the very end.
How many are aware that the main aim of the Anglo-American strategy was to take over the industrial heart of Germany? How much is known about the terrible, equally murderous war fought in the East? And what of Allied military operations, which bore their share of aberrations, errors and in-fighting, and which everywhere were met with the fierce opposition of the Wehrmacht?
Based entirely on remastered and recolored archives, Hitler’s Last Year will immerse the viewer into the searing reality of these apocalyptic months. This ambitious 2x52’ film will compile unseen Russian, German and American archives, rare images of daily life along with footage of epic battles, to retrace the final events of a nightmarish war.