The true story that inspired the Oscar-winning “The Zone of Interest,” “The Commandant’s Shadow” tells how, eight decades after Auschwitz, Hans Jurgen Höss and Anita Lasker Wallfisch – both survivors in their very different ways – come face to face, together with their children, to explore how the Holocaust has impacted all their lives.

It’s a historic moment, the first time the descendant of a major war criminal meets a survivor in such a private and intimate setting.

Told through firsthand testimony, letters, personal and historical archive footage, this feature-length documentary is about a mother and daughter, a father and son, and the shadow cast down the generations.


Daniela Volker


Hans Jurgen Hoss, Anita Lasker Wallfisch, Kai Höss, Maya Lasker-Wallfisch

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