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Naumann's waarheid

Documentary, 2002, 84 min.

Historian Beatrice de Graaf, video camera in hand, begins a search for the people who were responsible for the raid on her native village Putten in October 1944. After a resistance attack on German soldiers, seven villagers were killed and six hundred boys and men were taken away. Only a few of them returned. One hundred houses went up in flames; archive footage revives this period. But during her search for surviving culprits, De Graaf repeatedly encounters denial. Former Wehrmacht soldiers disavow all guilt; the bureaucracy guards the archives. During a commemoration, De Graaf stands among the veterans of the Hermann Goering division, which carried out the raid. The last survivors she finds play down or simply deny their misdeeds, until Mr. Naumann is put under pressure by his wife.




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