Dir. Vanessa Lapa (94min, Israel/Austria/Germany, 2014)
German with English Subtitles
Heinrich Himmler writes, “In life one must always be decent, courageous and kind-hearted.” How can a man be a hero in his own eyes and a mass murderer in the eyes of the world?
Through previously undiscovered private letters, photos and diaries that were found in the Himmler family house in 1945, The Decent One gives unique, and at times uncomfortable, access to the life and mind of the merciless “Architect of the Final Solution.” A unique portrait of one of the most prominent figures of the Third Reich: The Reichsfuhrer-SS, Heinrich Himmler.
Vanessa was also on the Israeli side of the production and content for the 52-minute documentary Straddling the Fence directed by New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, which aired worldwide.
“Eerie and utterly riveting” –Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post