The Accountant of Auschwitz/ Hope Dies Last Presented by LA Jewish Film Festival
The Accountant of Auschwitz
Directed by Matthew Shoychet
Written/Produced by Ricki Gurwitz
This film reconstructs the controversial war crimes trial of an elderly Nazi underling, which made headlines worldwide. A former Auschwitz guard responsible for collecting the stolen loot of Jewish prisoners, Oskar Gröning was 94 when charged by German prosecutors as an accessory to mass murder. As the frail old man faces death camp survivors, a debate rages over his complicity and fitness to stand trial. Was Gröning just following orders, a mere cog in a large killing machine? Racing against time, a new generation of investigators seeks to atone for past sins, pursuing charges against the last living perpetrators of the Holocaust while testing the limits of international law and historical reconciliation. Interviews with Efraim Zuroff, Alan Dershowitz, Ben Ferencz among others.
Hope Dies Last
Directed by Ben Price
Based on the story of Józef Paczyski, a Polish political prisoner at Auschwitz who became the personal barber to camp commander Rudolf Höss.
Q&A with Efraim Zuroff, Chief Nazi-hunters, Simon Wiesenthal Center
Sponsored by Councilmember Paul Koretz and the Department of Cultural Affairs
In partnership with the Museum of Tolerance
Museum of Tolerance (View)
9786 W. Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035
|Kid Friendly: No
|Dog Friendly: No
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!