School as the subject of a movie – there are numerous films, ranging from comedies to social dramas, about school, teacher-student relationships, committed and unsuccessful teachers and their teaching methods. The French film ‘Les héritiers’ (English title: Once in a Life Time) came to German cinemas in autumn 2015. It tells the story of a committed history teacher who tries to create unity within a class of notoriously difficult students by entering them in a history competition. A fairy tale about history teaching methods? And, what does that have to do with Holocaust Education?