Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A Film Fan's Flithiest Confession: Loving Jud Suss, The "Most Hateful" Film Ever Made

Perhaps the most disturbing experience I've had in twenty years of reading, writing, interviewing, and publishing about the Holocaust occurred in Autumn, 2009. I fell in love with a Nazi propaganda film, a film personally overseen by one of the most despicable entities ever to draw breath, Joseph Goebbels. A film used to facilitate genocide.

It's been two years and I have still not completely assessed, or assimilated, this experience. I still question if my loving – not just liking but really loving – this film is immoral.

Shortly after I watched the film, TheScreamOnline published my tormented essay, "A Film Fan's Filthiest Confession: Loving "Jud Süss," the 'Most Hateful' Movie Ever Made." You can read that essay here.

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