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This is another of film-maker Costa-Gavras' excellent works. This film is on the Holocaust.
The film helps show that, as is known historically, few Germans objected. The movie concerns one who did, Lt. Kurt Gerstein, but he did so ineffectively. No doubt, because even though Lt. Gerstein opposed the genocide, he was still an anti-Semite, and because of his Lutheran religion's historic and then on-going teachings. When Lt. Gerstein goes to his Lutheran pastor, the latter says that the majority of the population agrees with Hitler. Lt. Gerstein admits that he favored banishing the Jews. This movie provides context, one priest was supportive of Lt. Gerstein's efforts against the Holocaust, but he too was likewise ineffective. Both ended up dead. This is not a movie with a happy ending, it is historically realistic.
For context, viewers should be aware that as Holocaust historian Raul Hilberg in The Destruction of the European Jews (1961), notes, "Christians" have deployed three strategies against Jews over the centuries: forced conversion, exile, and extermination. The Catholic (and Lutheran because Germany was mostly Lutheran) Churches may not have created the death camps, but they contributed to the ethos that made them possible.
Excellent film a classic. A study in compassion. Although the film may not be historically accurate in some respects , artistic liberty is permitted because the message is so powerful.