Robert Schinkel Short film - 2020 - 34 min.
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Assen, 1948. In prison, someone makes an ultimate attempt to coerce the notorious former commander of Kamp Westerbork to confess. Confrontational short film with authentic footage of the transports, coloured especially for the film, about a black page in Dutch history.

For years, Albert Gemmeker was a commander at Kamp Westerbork. In Assen prison, Mauritz Frankenhuis confronts the former SS officer with photographs, documents and a secret diary, to coerce him to confess. Was he a war criminal? Gemmeker denies most emphatically and claims he had just followed commands. When he finds out his questioner’s identity, the interrogation takes a dramatic turn. Short film with authentic footage of the transports, coloured especially for the film.


Director(s) Robert Schinkel
Producer(s) Robert Schinkel
Production Company
Executive Producer
Barend van Balen
Director of Photography
David Vaessen
Production Design
Annemiek Swinkels
Willem Claassen
Sander Lith
Costume Design
Els Schut
Florine Eijgenraam
Sound Editor
Sound on Set
Visual Effects
Luca Genta
TV Company
Production Country