Short documentary Hitler Was My Neighbour screened at the Imperial War Museum Short Film Festival this week. The film was shortlisted from nearly 700 films submitted. Judges included Lord David Puttnam and Kevin Loader, and the film was acclaimed by selectors as “a compelling and curious tale of an incognito upbringing”. The Festival Programme contains further information.
The film tells the story of 92-year-old Edgar Feuchtwanger, a German Jew who grew up living on the same street as Hitler in the 1930s. The film has already screened at the Earl’s Court Film Festival, alongside Jan – A Refugee’s Story.