Post-screening discussion with director Jascha Hannover

This powerful documentary takes a critical look at the histories of racism and antisemitism, and examines the remains of Adolf Hitler’s private library. The library, which comprised approximately 16,000 books by the time of his death, remains an object of intense study—more than 1,200 of them are currently housed in Washington D.C. at the Library of Congress. Claus Bredenbrock and Jascha Hannover’s gripping, provocative documentary, narrated by Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons, follows Timothy W. Ryback, an eminent American historian and expert on Hitler’s library, as he tries to make sense of the historical meaning of this collection. Note: some images may be disturbing.