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WORLD PREMIERE | What can history tell us about the present? Filmmakers Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker (Karl Marx City) search for answers, taking inspiration from Sebastian Haffner’s 1978 German best-selling book The Meaning of Hitler. Shot in nine countries, the film explores what Hitler means in the current waves of white supremacy, antisemitism, and the weaponization of history. We hear provocative insights from historians and writers such as Martin Amis, Deborah Lipstadt, and Saul Friedlander, along with famed Nazi hunters Beate and Serge Klarsfeld, on why understanding history is more urgent than ever. 

Watch an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with Directors Michael Tucker & Petra Epperlein.

DOC NYC Live event: Happened on Monday, Nov. 16 at 2 ET on Facebook Live– Writer Francine Prose joins the head of Hannah Arendt Center Roger Berkowitz and filmmakers Michael Tucker and Petra Epperlein for a conversation about Hitler’s legacy today.

Director: Petra Epperlein, Michael Tucker
Executive Producer: Jeffrey Lurie, Marie Therese Guirgis, Anthony Dobkin
Producer: Petra Epperlein, Michael Tucker, Mike Lerner, Dana O'Keefe
Writer: Michael Tucker
Cinematographer: Michael Tucker
Editor: Michael Tucker
Music: Alexander Kliment
Language: English, German
Country: USA
Year: 2020
Publicist: Susan Norget
Sales Agent: Cinetic Media