Welcome to the WWII Forums! Log in or Sign up to interact with the community.

The Finishing School For Nazis

Discussion in 'Prelude to War & Poland 1939' started by GRW, Mar 14, 2021.

  1. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2003
    Messages:
    20,173
    Likes Received:
    2,683
    Location:
    Stirling, Scotland
    Shouldn't really be surprised, I suppose.
    "The curious story of a Nazi finishing school on the southeast coast of England for daughters of the German regime has inspired a new film starring Dame Judi Dench.
    Augusta Victoria College in Bexhill-on-Sea educated two dozen daughters of prominent Nazi figures in the 1930s.
    The pupils included the goddaughter of Heinrich Himmler, the daughter of Germany's foreign minister Joachim von Ribbentrop, Countess Haldenberg, niece to the German ambassador Herbert von Dirksen, and Isa von Bergen, the daughter of Hitler's ambassador to the Vatican.
    They were sent to improve their English and become eligible young women before entering society, The Telegraph reported.
    It was hoped that the seaside school could help relations between Britain and Germany and stave off a potential war.
    Despite anti-German sentiment growing in Britain, the girls were welcomed in East Sussex and the belief was that the Nazis would not wage war on a country where its highest-ranking daughters were being educated.
    The unlikely tale is the subject of a new film Six Minutes to Midnight, cowritten by Izzard, who grew up in the town and plays a teacher at the school along with Dench."
    www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9360229/Inside-Nazi-finishing-school-Bexhill-Sea-inspired-new-film-starring-Judi-Dench.html
     
    Kai-Petri likes this.
  2. Kai-Petri

    Kai-Petri Kenraali

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2002
    Messages:
    25,350
    Likes Received:
    1,893
    Location:
    Finland
    That would be a film to see when they have released it.
     
  3. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2003
    Messages:
    20,173
    Likes Received:
    2,683
    Location:
    Stirling, Scotland
    Already been told it's worth watching, so I'll keep an eye out for it.
     
  4. LRusso216

    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2009
    Messages:
    13,980
    Likes Received:
    2,407
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Looks like the release date in the US is March 26. I think it's already out in the UK.
     

Share This Page