WASHINGTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
Dir. David Freid | 17 min
EnglishGerman with English subtitles
Sunday, May 1212:15 PM E Street Cinema
Monday, May 136:25 PM E Street Cinema
What may be the last WWII Nazi trial was also the first to use virtual reality in the courtroom. As part of the prosecution against former SS guard, Reinhold Hanning, Germany deployed VR technology to re-create Auschwitz, and prove that Hanning would have been direct witness to the atrocities taking place all around him.
Presented as part of the Back to the Jewture shorts program.