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Op de drempel van het grote vergeten

Director: Thom Verheul
Research documentary. Accompanied by a historian, director Verheul searches for those responsible for the massive raid in Putten on 2 October 1944. Their search brings them to one man who might know all the answers.
Accompanied by a young historian from Putten, director Thom Verheul searches for an answerable member of the German occupation army, who wants to render account for the massive raid in Putten on 2 October 1944, which led to the death of more than 540 men in German labour camps. In this investigative documentary, Verheul, whose voice-over makes no secret of his view of the enemy, and the historian pay visits to victims, archives and authorities. They even attend a reunion of Wehrmacht veterans from the Hermann Göring division that executed the raid. But they get bogged down everywhere. Most people involved have meanwhile passed away; older Germans who might be able to help them trivialise the event. When they have almost abandoned hope, they unexpectedly find a living former Wehrmacht adjudant. At first, he also beats around the bush, but then his wife starts putting pressure on him.

Credits

Director
Production company
Stichting CineTom
TV company
NCRV TV
Distributor NL
Stichting CineTom
Title: Op de drempel van het grote vergeten
Year: 2003
Duration : 1 hour, 42 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2003

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