"The Wave" and a relevance the makers couldn't have forseen

Jan 26, 2017

Movies and television have tackled Ron Jones 1967 social experiment "The Third Wave" before.

But German student Dennis Gansel,  tired of the education programs in his country warning of the dangers of fascism and autocratic rule, suffering from "Holocaust fatigue," was bored by the whole topic.

Until he saw Schindler's List.

Suddenly, he had a new and powerful take on "The Third Wave" ... and his own life.

 January 27 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and this year marks the 72nd anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.