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A recording of Gustav Mahler's piano quartet plays in the SS officer's office at Dachau. Music by Jewish composers, like Mahler, was banned in Nazi Germany. No hard-line SS officer would have owned or listened to blacklisted Jewish music.
At the beginning of the movie when Teddy and Chuck are standing on the deck of the boat. Teddy lights a cigarette and clearly has a wedding ring on his finger. The next shot shows him with his left hand resting on the rail with no ring. The following shot once again he is wearing the ring and is doing so through the rest of the film.
Errors in geography
The plot mixes up two concentration camps: Auschwitz and Dachau. Auschwitz is clearly identified by famous words above the entrance gate and cold weather at the moment of liberation. This camp however was liberated by Soviets and Teddy could have not possibly been there. On the other hand, execution of Nazi guards by American solders is a well documented incident that occurred during liberation of Dachau and it is likely that Teddy was part of it.
At Dachau, Teddy looks intensely at human bodies piled on top of each other, clearly frozen due to severe cold. Dachau however was not liberated during winter, but on April 29, 1945. It is true that some fresh snow had fallen overnight, but photographs taken by American soldiers show it was just a hint of snow, not a blanket. Late April wasn't cold enough.
When Daniels and Aule are showing their badges upon arrival at the island it shows "Department of Justice", until 1965 each U.S. District Court hired and administered it own marshals independently from all others, also both characters mention the Marshals being a federal agency, the United States Marshal Service wasn't established as a federal agency until 1969 and was not part of the Department of Justice until 1974, so in the 1954 neither of these facts would be correct.
Incorrectly regarded as goofs
The scene where the Marshals are questioning the patients, there is a patient who asks for a glass of water to create a distraction. When the marshal gives her the glass of water she drinks it, but if you look closely she is not holding a glass in her hand. The shot after that she putts down an empty glass.
At the beginning of the film when Teddy and Chuck are driven up to the asylum gate for the first time they are riding in a small open truck. On the rear of the vehicle a modern white license plate can be clearly seen as it reflects the light. The truck should have sported a black 1953 Mass plate like the one seen later on the doctor's red sedan.