Mobile Jewish Film Festival: Bad Nazi, Good Nazi

Posted on: January 2nd, 2023
January 19, 2023 @ 3:00 pm
Stan Hackney

Thursday, January 19 @ 3 p.m.

Join us at Mobile Museum of Art for this year’s Mobile Jewish Film Festival organized by the Mobile Area Jewish Federation. On Thursday, January 19, visit the Larkins Auditorium for a screening of Chanoch Ze’evi’s Bad Nazi, Good Nazi. After the film, guest speaker Dr. David Meola, Assistant Professor of History and Jewish Studies and director of the Jewish and Holocaust Studies Program at the University of South Alabama, will join us for a Q&A. The screening is $9, and reservations must be made on MJFF’s website.

About Bad Nazi, Good Nazi

Bad Nazi, Good Nazi is the extraordinary story of German officer Wilm Hosenfeld, immortalized in Roman Polanski’s film as the Nazi who saved The Pianist’s life. Hosenfeld’s personal diaries record his chilling, gradual disillusionment with the Nazi war machine he belonged to and that Szpilman, incredibly, is just one of sixty people he saved. Thalau’s group of supporters are inspired to have Hosenfeld memorialized at the local school he led before enlisting in Hitler’s army, but the villagers struggle to come to terms with the complicated legacy of a man they want to forget; a Nazi officer and a serial rescuer.