The Wannsee Conference (film)

The Wannsee Conference (German: Die Wannseekonferenz) is a 1984 German TV film portraying the events of the Wannsee Conference, held in Berlin in January 1942. The script is derived from the minutes of the meeting.[1] Since no verbatim transcription of the meeting exists, the dialogue is necessarily fictionalised. The main theme of the film is the bureaucratic nature of the genocide.[2]

The Wannsee Conference
Directed byHeinz Schirk
Produced bySiegfried B. Glökler
Written byPaul Mommertz
Based onWannsee Conference
Edited byUlla Möllinger
Infafilm GmbH Manfred Korytowski Munich
Austrian Television-O.R.F.
Bavarian Broadcasting Corp.
Release date
Running time
85 minutes (Germany)
87 minutes (United States)
West Germany

The same events were later depicted in the 2001 English-language film Conspiracy.


The cast of the 15 participants of the conference is as follows:


  1. Vincent Canby (November 18, 1987). "Film: Holocaust's birth, 'Wannsee Conference'". The New York Times. Archived from the original on June 22, 2013.
  2. Wolfgram, Mark (2011). "Getting History Right": East and West German Collective Memories of the Holocaust and War. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 98. ISBN 9781611480061.
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