Verdict on Auschwitz: The Frankfurt Trial 1963-1965

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Using audiotapes from the Auschwitz Trail, intermixed with archival footage and photographs, Verdict on Auschwitz is an illuminating historical document and a damning indictment of the people who perpetuated those horrors.

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Filmmakers Rolf Bickel and Dietrich Wagner document the evidence, procedures and outcome of one of the most important trials in German legal history. During the proceedings, 360 witnesses, including more than 200 survivors of Auschwitz concentration camp, testified against 22 defendants accused of murdering millions.

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  • The filmmakers want to cover all aspects of the individuals involved and the film sometimes digresses into side cases. Yet, as history goes, it is hard to present such an important event without showing the monumental evidence.

    April 13, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • This exceptional film shows us the lower-echelon henchmen, the ones who enabled the master-racists.

    February 9, 2007 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • [A] scrupulous, haunting and necessary documentary.

    February 8, 2007 | Rating: 3.5/4
  • Valuable and instructive as it is, Verdict on Auschwitz can sometimes be so focused on the details it fails to show us the forest for the trees.

    January 26, 2007 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Verdict on Auschwitz not only tracks the 20-month trial but meticulously re-creates it.

    January 25, 2007 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
  • Relying heavily on audiotapes from the trial, this documentary conveys the horrors of the Holocaust in a way even the best Hollywood movies can't.

    January 12, 2007 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

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