70 years after the end of the war, 94-year-old Oskar Gröning was charged with the murder of 300,000 Jews. The defendant’s age and his role in overseeing the confiscation of the victims’ possessions on arrival at the camp sparked worldwide debate on his culpability and fitness to stand trial. This powerful documentary explores complex legal and moral questions, questions that affect not only our remembrance of the Holocaust but also the promise it will never happen again.
Nominated – Audience Award: Hot Docs, Canadian International Documentary Festival (Placed Second overall)
“The film tracks the evolution of international law over the decades, which eventually allowed authorities to make the case against people like Gröning, hiding in plain sight for 70 years.” Toronto Star
“One of the best Holocaust documentaries in decades” The Canadian Jewish News
“Emotionally powerful and intellectually challenging” 5/5 – NOW Magazine
“A sobering look at Nazi prosecutions” 3.5/4 – The Toronto Star
“Morbidly fascinating viewing” A, Original Cin