Ordinary Men: The Forgotten Holocaust
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Ordinary Men: The Forgotten Holocaust

The Nuremberg Einsatzgruppen trial of 1947/1948 is considered the largest murder trial in history against members of four death squads from the securi...ty police and SD (the security service of the SS). During World War II, six million Jews were murdered. Four million died in the extermination camps, but two million people were killed in systematic mass shootings. A fact that is hardly known today. The perpetrators came face to face with their victims. They shot at men, women, children - day after day, obediently and assiduously, as if it were normal work. Tens of thousands of Germans belonged to the mobile commandos of the task forces and police battalions. Who were these men, how could they commit such murders? What did the few survivors tell, how were they able to escape the mass extinction and live on with the horrific experience? Based on written traditions, original documents, film footage and photos as well as expert statements, the documentary traces the path of one of these murder battalions.
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Ordinary Men: The Forgotten Holocaust is a powerful documentary that sheds light on the Nuremberg Einsatzgruppen trial, which took place between 1947 and 1948 and is known as the largest murder trial in history. The trial focused on the members of four death squads from the security police and SD, who were responsible for the systematic mass shootings that claimed the lives of two million people, most of whom were Jews, during World War II.

This documentary aims to explore the motivations and mindset of these perpetrators, who carried out these horrific acts day after day with obedience and diligence as if it were normal work. By examining written accounts, original documents, film footage, photos, and expert testimonies, the film delves into the lives and actions of the tens of thousands of Germans who were part of these mobile commandos and police battalions.

The documentary also touches on the stories of a few survivors who managed to escape the mass extermination and continue living with the horrifying experiences they endured. Through their narratives, the film highlights the immense human cost and the lasting impact of these crimes against humanity.

With its comprehensive research and compelling storytelling, Ordinary Men: The Forgotten Holocaust provides a haunting and thought-provoking exploration of a lesser-known aspect of the Holocaust, urging viewers to confront and contemplate the depths of human evil and the complex factors that contribute to it.

Also Known As:

Ganz normale Männer - Der 'vergessene Holocaust'

Release Date:

06 Jun 2023

Writers:

Manfred Oldenburg