Gunther Lutze, a former captain in Hitler's SS, decides to return to the area that contains the remnants of Dachau concentration camp. As he revels in the memories of the days when he had tortured prisoners, prisoner Alfred Becker appears before his eyes. What he does not realize is Becker is an ghostly apparition, and plans to put Lutze on "trial" for crimes against humanity for the torture and killing of the prisoners that were held in the camp. It is one trial Lutze may regret. Written by
The title refers to the Totenkopf or Death's Head symbol used by the SS during World War II depicting a skull and crossbones. It is distinguished from similar traditions of the skull and crossbones and the Jolly Roger by the positioning of the bones directly behind the skull. See more »
This episode was set in 1962, 17 years after the end of the war and Dachau is shown as abandoned. However, after the war it remained open, first as a prison and then as a refugee camp until the mid-1960s. See more »
The idea of "retribution through the mechanism of God's Creation" was glimpsed by this excellent episode. If only all the evil do'Er's knew that in reality this is indeed their fate, the world would be a different place. You cant run, you cant hide, God's justice will be meted out whether you want it to or not. Serling is a genius for not pushing the content beyond the simplistic. If Rod would have increased the length of this episode to 1 hour, it would not have worked as well. It would have been as if he needed a certain length to satisfy the producer.
Thanks Rod, I love you for putting this out there.
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