The Wannsee Conference (film)

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The Wannsee Conference
Directed by Heinz Schirk
Produced by Siegfried B. Glökler
Written by Paul Mommertz
Based on Wannsee Conference
Edited by Ulla Möllinger
Infafilm GmbH Manfred Korytowski Munich
Austrian Television-O.R.F.
Bavarian Broadcasting Corp.
Release date
Running time
85 minutes (Germany)
87 minutes (United States)
Country Austria
West Germany
Language German

The Wannsee Conference (German: Die Wannseekonferenz) is a 1984 German TV movie portraying the events of the Wannsee Conference, held in Berlin in January 1942. The script is derived from the minutes of the meeting.[1] Since no verbatim transcription of the meeting exists, the dialogue is necessarily fictionalised. The main theme of the film is the bureaucratic nature of the genocide.[2]

The same events were later depicted in the 2001 English-language film Conspiracy.


The cast of the 15 participants of the conference is as follows:

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Vincent Canby (November 18, 1987). "Film: Holocaust's birth, 'Wannsee Conference'". The New York Times. Archived from the original on June 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ Wolfgram, Mark (2011). "Getting History Right": East and West German Collective Memories of the Holocaust and War. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 98. ISBN 9781611480061.