THE ACCOUNTANT OF AUSCHWITZ

Post Production

Documentary

Directed by Matthew Shoychet

 

Produced by Ricki Gurwitz, Ric Bienstock

 

Key Interviews Thomas Walther, Bill Glied, Efraim Zuroff, Alan Dershowitz, Peter Singer, Ben Ferencz

In 2015, 94-year-old Oskar Groning, the Accountant of Auschwitz, went on trial for the murder of 300,000 people. . .  in 1944. The case made headlines around the world, as a frail old man took the stand to finally face justice for crimes committed long ago. 

 

Survivors and Nazi hunters alike are torn over whether he should be prosecuted at all. Is he an accomplice to the worst mass murder in history? Is his prosecution simply the outcome of a change in law and a societal need to avenge the horrors of the Holocaust? Or is it simply revenge against a frail man who has lived long enough for the legal system to catch up with him?