The Goethe Institute has presented the Jewish Museum in Warsaw with 50 videocassettes of German films about World War II that were produced in Germany after the war’s end.
At the presentation ceremony in Warsaw, the president of the Goethe Institute, Professor Hilmar Hoffmann, said the films could help battle the rise of neo- Nazism.
The Goethe Institute, which operates in 70 countries to help disseminate German culture, purchased the rights to the 50 films to hand them over to the Warsaw museum, which will use them for Holocaust studies.
The Goethe Institute and the museum have worked together in the past to document Jewish history, including a collaborative history of the Warsaw Ghetto.
The 50 films, some of which are recent productions, include “The Murderers Among Us,” “Stars” and “Mein Kampf.”
At the end of his speech at the presentation ceremony, Hoffmann assured the audience that the German government, along with the large majority of its citizens, would never allow neo-Nazi movements to prevail.