The man who said NO to Hitler
The man who said NO to Hitler

The man who said NO to Hitler

Animadoc Feature
Regie: Nancy Brandt

History doesn’t repeat but instructs. Right-wing nationalist, authoritarian movements are on the rise, especially in the East. Recurring mechanisms are discernible. Did we learn from history?

In the Nazi era the lawyer Martin Gauger knew that to resist Hitler he had to be true to himself – always. For this he paid with his life.

Pascal Giese, a young photojournalist from Leipzig, sets off in search of the present. Asking how Martin arrived at his decisions in his time he wants to trace this attitude in today’s activists. When must we show face and act?

Interweaving current and historical news images, animation, photos and documents from Martin’s family archive, Martin's struggle for conscience and justice comes to light - framing questions and answers in the present.