november, 2021

sat13nov(nov 13)12:00 pmmon15(nov 15)12:00 pmThe Red Orchestra (online)Event Type:Virtual screeningGenre:Docu-dramaLanguage:English,German,with English subtitlesSubjects:Espionage,Holocaust and WWII,Soviet Union,SuspenseGeographic information:Texas premiere,Viewable in Texas only



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Event Details

The Red Orchestra, a most important resistance net in Nazi-Germany, stole Hitler’s plans for the invasion of the Soviet-Union. Via an espionage group of Jewish communists in Brussels they radioed it to the Soviets. After locating their transmitters, Hitler set off a deadly hunt. Postwar, the ex-Gestapo henchmen were courted by Western intelligence services, Propaganda distorted the legacy of the Red Orchestra. Two large-scale films were launched in East and West – each merely partly truthful. Excerpts from both films are ‘reunited’ in this documentary film to tell the complete story. Descendants in Berlin, Brussels, Paris and Jerusalem contribute to this first comprehensive film of the defamed resistance network.

Length: 120 minutes

Cast: Yehudi Kafri

Director: Carl-Ludwig Rettinger

Writer: Carl-Ludwig Rettinger