Exploring Letters From Himmler

November 21, 2014 6:01 PM

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I recently had the chance to Co-Host an exclusive screening of the new documentary "The Decent One" with the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival in association with my Cinema Series "Kat Kramer's Films That Change The World."I was lucky to be able to moderate a post-discussion with the filmmaker Vanessa Lapa, renowned scholar and Holocaust Historian Michael Berenbaum, and the film's sound designer Tomar Eliav. It was a full house of industry, media and a few Holocaust survivors. "The Decent One" won the Best Documentary Award at the 2014 Jerusalem Film Festival and it premiered at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year. It's an official submission for the 2015 Academy Awards in the category of Best Documentary feature.

This compelling documentary reveals the secret personal writings and photographs from the private collection of Nazi Gestapo Chief Heinrich Himmler. I recently sat down with Lapa to find out how she acquired the collection. Born and raised in Belgium, Lapa has been living in Israel since 1995. She h...

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