“The history of Auschwitz as it has never been told before.”
- Prof. Rebecca Wittmann, Department of History, University of Toronto
Verdict on Auschwitz: The Frankfurt Auschwitz Trial 1963-1965
One of the most important trials of the 20th century began in 1963, when 360 witnesses from 19 countries, including 211 Auschwitz survivors, confronted former members of Hitler's SS -- many of whom had made comfortable lives for themselves in postwar West Germany -- and accused them of taking part in the mass murder of millions. Using excerpts from the trial, the filmmakers bring to life the investigation, the courtroom drama and the verdict in this historic trial involving perpetrators of the "Final Solution."
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