Original Novel Title: Fatherland
Author: Robert Harris
Publisher: New York, NY: Random House, 1992 (hardcover)
Erwin Wodarczak provided this summary some uses of archives in this "alternate history" in which Nazi Germany won World War Two:
An important plot development takes place in the Reichsarchiv (Imperial Archives).
Amusing/chilling sub-plot: At the entrance to the Reichsarchiv building is a quote from a certain A. Hitler: "For any nation, the right history is worth 100 divisions". Later, the main character and an archivist pass by a metal door covered with warning signs ("Entry Forbidden!", etc.), behind which they catch a glimpse of a furnace. "That's the place where the wrong history goes", says the archivist.
Feature Film Release Date: 1994
The Fictional World of Archives
Submitted by Erwin Wodarczak, 1997.03.28 (novel); Jan Getson, 1997.02.05 (film). Updated 1997.11.27.