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The Accountant of Auschwitz (2018)

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Seventy years after WWII, Oskar Gröning, one of the last surviving members of the SS, goes on trial as an accessory to the murder of 300,000 people at the Auschwitz concentration camp.

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Matthew Shoychet

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Ricki Gurwitz
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Credited cast:
Jeff Ansell Jeff Ansell ... Himself
Hedy Bohm Hedy Bohm ... Herself
Hans-Jürgen Brennecke Hans-Jürgen Brennecke ... Himself
John Demjanjuk John Demjanjuk ... Himself
Alan M. Dershowitz ... Himself
Lawrence Douglas Lawrence Douglas ... Himself
Max Eisen Max Eisen ... Himself
Kai Feldhaus Kai Feldhaus ... Himself
Benjamin Ferencz Benjamin Ferencz ... Himself
Bill Glied Bill Glied ... Himself
Kirsten Goetze Kirsten Goetze ... Herself
Oskar Gröning Oskar Gröning ... Himself
Hans Holtermann Hans Holtermann ... Himself
Rainer Höß Rainer Höß ... Himself
Eva Mozes Kor ... Herself
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Oskar Gröning was one of the last surviving members of the SS to be implicated in Nazi crimes against humanity. Becoming known as the "Accountant of Auschwitz," he was charged with the murder of 300,000 Jews after coming to wider attention for his appearance on the BBC documentary series Auschwitz: The Nazis and the 'Final Solution' (2005). When he took the stand in 2015, at the age of 94, his trial made headlines worldwide. The debate around his prosecution is at the center of this historic yet contemporary look at justice. As survivors travel to Germany to testify, the heinous acts of the Holocaust remain vivid and traumatic. For some, there is no room for debate: Gröning was witness and therefore complicit, regardless of his duty to follow orders. Others look at a frail man in the last years of his life and see no reason to pursue charges. Bringing war criminals to justice, with no statute of limitations, asks fundamental moral questions with few simple answers. From Nuremberg to ... Written by Alexander Rogalski

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Seventy years after WWII, the accountant of Auschwitz goes on trial as an accessory to the murder of 300,000 people


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5 September 2018 (USA) See more »

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CAD 400,000 (estimated)
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16 : 9
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Had potential to be a very interesting documentary, spoiled by lack of research and authenticity
14 January 2019 | by alex-brisbourneSee all my reviews

To have access to the trove of information, including much in the public domain from interviews and the trial of the 'Accountant' is a documentary film makers dream. But in this work, it is spoiled by scant regard for basic journalism and documentary makers 'Rule #1 - trust but verify' sources statements. That the subject was not even spoken to in the making of the film, nor statements included being second-source validated, was a real distortion, leaving the otherwise exceptionally interesting subject an Emperor with no clothes


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