Foreign News: Questions Answered

The main box-office attraction in West Germany last week was a film that froze its packed audiences to stiff attention and sent them from the theater in silence with eyes averted. Compiled by a German-born Swedish intellectual named Erwin Leiser, it is a documentary that traces with graphic intensity the rise and collapse of the Third Reich. Its title: Mein Kampf.

At first, German audiences watch with embarrassed distaste, now snickering at the wild gesticulations of the early Hitler, now clearing throats in unison as Rudolf Hess shouts: "My Fűhrer, you are Germany. When you judge, the people judge." The shock comes...

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