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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Oskar Gröning ... Himself
Jeff Ansell ... Himself
Hedy Bohm ... Herself
Hans-Jürgen Brennecke ... Himself
Alan M. Dershowitz ... Himself
Lawrence Douglas ... Himself
Max Eisen ... Himself
Kai Feldhaus ... Himself
Benjamin Ferencz ... Himself
Bill Glied ... Himself
Kirsten Goetze ... Herself
Ursula Haverbeck ... Herself
Hans Holtermann ... Himself
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 & 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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Canada

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English | German

Release Date:

1 July 2019 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Bogholderen fra Auschwitz See more »

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CAD400,000 (estimated)
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16 : 9
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Alan Dershowitz is in it
20 July 2019 | by Hansen29See all my reviews

I stopped watching when I saw Alan Dershowitz appearing. His hypocrisy in connection with his support for actions of the current US President and Jeffrey Eppstein is complete.


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