Von Richtern und anderen Sympathisanten

History/Politics, Germany 1982

September 1943: the Special Court of Oldenburg pronounces a verdict against an office courier. The man was found guilty of absconding two bars of soap and a tin of shoe polish. As a dangerous public enemy, he is sentenced to death. More than 16,000 death sentences were passed by the Special Court and the People's Court during the Nazi era. And the judges and state prosecutors who perpetrated these injustices were back on the bench after 1945. Peggy Parnass, a Jewish journalist and a herself directly affected by the Holocaust, experienced this continuity and described many of its ramifications in more than 10 years as a court reporter. The film follows her radical, subjective viewpoint and her incredible encounters with Nazi jurists in today's courts of law.
60 min
HD
Starting at 6
Audio language:
German

Awards

Leipzig Short & Documentary Film Week GDR 1982 Honorary diploma
Silver Federal German Film Award Bundesfilmpreis Federal Republic of Germany, 1982

More information

Director:

Axel Engstfeld

Producer:

Axel Engstfeld

Protagonist:

Peggy Parnass

Misc:

Michael Loeken (Sound)

Original title:

Von Richtern und anderen Sympathisanten

Original language:

German

Format:

16:9 HD, Color with partial B/W

Ratings:

FBW "especially valuable"

Age rating:

Starting at 6

Audio language:

German