Josef Ganz, the Jewish engineer behind the Volkswagen Beetle, was exiled by the Nazis. His biographer and surviving relatives want to restore his legacy and literally put it back on the road.
Engineer Josef Ganz astounded Germany in 1932 with a revolutionary small car. It was his dream: a light, manoeuvrable and affordable car. Adolf Hitler shared his dream. But in Hitler’s Germany there was no place for the Jewish inventor. Incorporating archive footage and interviews with surviving relatives, the documentary tells the story of the man whose designs and ideas led to the invention of the Volkswagen Beetle, but who ultimately lost everything. Ganz’ relatives and admirers bring his lost legacy back to life.

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Title: Ganz: How I Lost My Beetle
Year: 2019
Duration : 1 hour, 26 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2019

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