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September 24: "If that's true then I'm a murderer!" film screening and discussion with director on Nazi perpetrator guilt, repression, and denial

September 24: "If that's true then I'm a murderer!" film screening and discussion with director on Nazi perpetrator guilt, repression, and denial

Thursday, September 24, 2015
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Film screening and talk
1210 Heller Hall

WALTER MANOSCHEK (political science, University of Vienna)
"If that's True, then I'm a Murderer!" Adolf Storms and the Massacre of Hungarian Jews in Deutsch Schuetzen (2012, 70 mins, German with English subtitles)
Film screening and discussion on Nazi perpetrator guilt, repression, and denial





...dann bin ich ja ein Mörder! (70 min), a film created by Professor Walter Manoschek together with his students at the University of Vienna, the story of SS junior squad leader Adolf Storms, who has never been held accountable for the death of about sixty Hungarian Jewish forced laborers shot by three SS men in the village of Deutsch-Schützen in the Austrian province of Burgenland.

In conversations with Storms, HJ leaders who were accessories of the crime, and Jews who survived the massacre, the crime is reconstructed and questions are asked about forgetting, repression and responsibility. The film had its world premier at the Viennale Film Festival 2012, where it won the Prize of Recognition of the City of Vienna.

A timely event with the recent trial of the former SS-man, Oskar Groening who served in Auschwitz and stood trial for war crimes. 

Organized by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, with co-sponsorship by the Center for Austrian Studies.