WASHINGTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

The The Accountant of Auschwitz

Dir. Matthew Shoychet | 78 min
Documentary 2018 Hebrew with English Subtitles Mid-Atlantic Premiere

In 2015, 94-years old Oskar Gröning, known as the Accountant of Auschwitz, was finally prosecuted for the murder of 300,000 Jews. As survivors traveled to Germany to testify, the heinous acts of the Holocaust remained vivid and traumatic for all present. For some, there was no grey area: Gröning was witness to the horrors, and therefore complicit, regardless of his duty to follow orders. For others, he was considered a pitiful, frail man in the twilight years of his life, and they saw no reason to pursue charges. At once a gripping look at the race against time to prosecute the last living Nazi war criminals and a profound examination of the very concept of justice

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