Last night I went to see Der Untergang as part of a German cinema week taking place at a culture centre near my office. It’s not a new movie by any means (2005) and many of you have probably seen it; though if you haven’t, you should. It gives a compelling, more human perspective into the life of Hitler before his suicide and how his Nazi loyalists kept the faith right until the very end.
I’m not going to review the movie, you can do that for yourself. But I do want to leave you with the final quote of the movie, as I found it to be quite powerful. It was said by the Führer’s personal secretary, who was interviewed prior to the making of the movie.
“…and then I realized, it was not an excuse to be young and that I could have found the truth.“