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The Accountant of Auschwitz

October 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:20 pm


The Accountant of Auschwitz

Directed by: Matthew Shoychet
Documentary | PG for mature theme | Not suggested for sensitive or young viewers | 78 min. | English and German with English subtitles | Canada


Tuesday, October 16 – 7:00 pm, Uptown Theatre

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“The film tracks the evolution of international law over the decades, which eventually allowed authorities to make the case against people like Groening, hiding in plain sight for 70 years.” – Bruce DeMara, TORONTO STAR

“Despite the film’s 78-minute duration, The Accountant of Auschwitz finds time to take some fascinating detours.”                   – Chris Knight, NATIONAL POST


Oskar Gröning, known as the “Accountant of Auschwitz,” was charged with the murder of 300,000 Jews. In 2015, when he took the stand at the age of 94, his trial made headlines worldwide. The debate around his prosecution is at the centre of this historic yet contemporary look at justice. As survivors travel to Germany to testify, the heinous acts of the Holocaust remain vivid and traumatic. For some, there is no grey area: Gröning was witness and therefore complicit, regardless of his duty to follow orders. Others look at a frail man in the last years of his life and see no reason to pursue charges. The act of bringing war criminals to justice with no statute of limitations, asks fundamental moral questions with few simple answers. From Nuremberg to the new alt-right, The Accountant of Auschwitz constructs a stark reminder that those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.

Audience Award – Top 20 Audience Favourites, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 2018



October 16, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:20 pm


Barrie Film Festival


Uptown Theatre
55 Dunlop St. W.
Barrie, Ontario L4N 1A3 Canada
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