"Bad Nazi, Good Nazi" – film show

Kadr z filmu "Dobry i zły nazista". Na stole leżą rozrzucone fotografie z podobizną Wilma Rosenfelda - bohatera dokumentu.
Kadr z filmu "Dobry i zły nazista", fot. WJFF

Discover the story of Wilm Hosenfeld, a Nazi officer who saved the pianist from Roman Polanski’s remarkable film. Take part in the 20th edition of the Warsaw Jewish Film Festival.

  • Monday, 14 November 2022 at 5.00 PM CET – Polish premiere
  • POLIN Museum's Auditorium
  • Tickets: 15 PLN, BUY A TICKET >>

"Bad Nazi, Good Nazi", Director Chanoch Ze'evi, 2021, Germany, Israel, Poland, 65 min, documentary

Recent findings have revealed that over the course of the war he actually saved about sixty people, Jewish and Polish alike. Before joining the Wehrmacht, Hosenfeld was principal of the school in the German village Thalau, which is currently debating if he should be remembered as a local hero. Many residents would rather not deal with the questions his story raises about their past. Others want to commemorate Hosenfeld by naming the school after him. The passionate debate forces skeletons out of closets, reflecting conflicting ways that Germany deals with its past.

Additional information:

  • Age-group: 16+
  • Language: German (original), Polish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Type: 2D
  • Sound: 5.1