Jul

8 2019

2019 JCC Jewish Film Festival THE ACCOUNTANT OF AUSCHWITZ

6:00PM - 7:30PM  

George Eastman Museum Dryden Theatre
900 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607

Contact Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center
585-461-2000
http://rjff.org

The Accountant of Auschwitz

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
Country: Canada
Running Time: 80 min
Year: 2018
Language: English, German (w/ subtitles)
Genre: Documentary

DirectorChair

POST-FILM DISCUSSION
with Ric Esther Bienstock, Producer

 

AWARD Accountant
Generously underwritten by
Simon and Josephine Braitman Family Supporting Foundation