The Man Who Met the Trains
(Der Mann an der Rampe)
Der Mann an der Rampe © DEFA-Stiftung
|DEFA Studio for Documentary Films|
A top administrator in the Federal German armed forces measures the machinery of murder at Auschwitz according to the effiency principle and deems it a triumph. Dealers of military wares sell all the components for a do-it-yourself SS officer, which the documentary assembles piece by piece from a price list: a complete Hauptsturmführer for 2,921 Deutschmarks, ready to meet the trains arriving at Auschwitz.