The Accountant of Auschwitz
In 2015, 94-year-old former German SS officer Oskar Gröning, nicknamed “the accountant of Auschwitz,” went on trial in his home country. He was charged with complicity in the murder of 300,000 Jews at Auschwitz in 1944. The trial made headlines around the world as a frail old man took the stand to face his former victims. Gröning’s trial reflects not only one frail bookkeeper’s penitence, but the world’s responsibility to hold the worst of human horrors forever to public view. The Accountant of Auschwitz constructs a stark reminder that those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.
Monday, July 8 | 6pm | Dryden Theatre
Director: Matthew Shoychet
Running Time: 80 min
Language: English, German (w/ subtitles)
Simon and Josephine Braitman Family Supporting Foundation