Am Grossen Wannsee- The Wannsee Recordings| 1hr : 20mins
Director: Emre Amram Sonmez and Amit Dolberg | Producer: Emre Amram Sonmez and Amit Dolberg
Focus Years: 2010 | Country: United States
This film takes its name from the Wannsee Conference, a meeting held on January 20th 1942, where fifteen SS and government officials of the German Nazi regime gathered to talk about the mass murder of Jews. This was the meeting at which the Final Solution was ratified and put into motion as state policy.
67 years later to the day, on January 20th, 2009, fifteen young Israeli and German musicians led by Ensemble Meitar, a chamber ensemble from Israel, came together at the Wannsee Memorial to perform the works of Gideon Klein, a talented composer murdered during the Holocaust, along with the works of contemporary Jewish and Israeli composers.
These recordings were performed and filmed in the very room where the infamous conference took place and on the same anniversary date. This is the first time that a project of this kind has been allowed inside the conference room.