World War II: The Beginning and the End
Tuesday, August 9, 2011, 5:30 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
Includes the following films:
The Gleiwitz Case
1961. East Germany. Directed by Gerhard Klein. Screenplay by Wolfgang Kohlhaase. With Hannjo Hasse, Herwart Grosse, Hilmar Thate, Georg Leopold. A meticulous re-creation of the event the Nazis manufactured on the German-Polish border on August 31, 1939, to justify their invasion of Poland the next day and the subsequent start of the Second World War. In German; English subtitles. 70 min.
Hiroshima-Nagasaki, August 1945
1970. USA. Produced by Erik Barnouw for the Center for Mass Communication of Columbia University Press. Written by Paul Ronder. Narrated by Ronder and Kazuko Oshima. A devastating documentary of footage showing the aftermath of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1944. 16 min.