USA 2002, 50 min.
Jewish-American G.I. and self-appointed wiseacre of his unit Richard Marowitz, liberates a top hat from Adolf Hitler’s Munich apartment, stomps on it and takes it home. For the next 50 years, Marowitz kept the ultimate war souvenir in a brown paper bag before going public with his story and loaning the hat to the American Museum of Jewish Military History in 1996. Daring and innovative, the documentary presents a rare mix of humor and history in an original take on World War II. The Village Voice Film Critics Poll called it one of the best undistributed films of 2002.