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The Waldheim Waltz (2018)

still from The Waldheim Waltz
1 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Sat May 11, 2019
1 PM


The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208


Open to the public


In 1985, the Austrian presidential campaign of former UN General Secretary Kurt Waldheim was disrupted by shocking allegations that the candidate had hidden the true extent of his participation in Nazi war crimes in Greece and Serbia. Director Ruth Beckermann methodically recounts the revelations and denials through news reports, archival interviews with the unrepentant Waldheim, and her own trove of videotapes shot as part of the left-wing opposition against him. Exposing a lingering anti-Semitism that plagued Austria long after the end of the war, The Waldheim Waltz offers chilling lessons for the present.


93 min

Ruth Beckermann, 2018, Austria, DCP

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