IT was the film that was supposed to mobilise the German nation to murder the Jews: Jud Suss, a notorious 1940 classic of anti-Semitic propaganda.

Now, exactly 70 years after it was first shown in the cinemas of the Third Reich, a new version has been released. It is being booed by preview audiences, blasted by critics and dismissed as a historical distortion. The Central Board of German Jewry has condemned it, saying that it peddles the old anti-Semitic stereotypes.

Jud Süss was launched at the Venice Film Fesitival in September 1940, to extraordinary acclaim; it recieved the "Golden Lion" award and rave reviews.

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