The Blum Affair
Dr. Blum, a Jewish manufacturer, is falsely accused of a murder. Even when the real killer’s identity becomes evident, the state prosecutor refuses to accept Blum’s innocence.
The Blum Affair retells the story of a 1926 court case in Magdeburg in order to portray the intertwined anti-Semitism and conservative nationalism that existed in certain circles in Germany prior to Hitler’s rule. As one of few German movies to deal with the anti-Semitic roots of Nazism, the film remains an important historical document.