Die Kunst des Erinnerns - Simon Wiesenthal (1994)

Genres - History, Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Military & War, Politics & Government  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - Germany  |  
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This German documentary chronicles the struggles of notorious Nazi-war criminal hunter Simon Wiesenthal , a man who survived the death camps and helped capture Adolf Eichmann. It was while helping Americans liberate other prisoners that the former Austrian architect found his life's calling. Unfortunately, as soon as military men replaced the liberators, attitudes about the war criminals became lackadaisical. The passage of time often encourages forgetfulness; it has been Wiesenthal's relentless quest to keep people remembering and working for justice. His determination has caused controversy for him. Some fellow Austrians hail him as a great humanitarian, while others call him a witch hunter. The film contains a combination of archival clips and interviews with Wiesenthal, US Colonel Richard R. Seibel and noted scholar Raul Hilberg.

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Nazi-hunter, war-crimes, concentration-camp, MIA (Missing in Action), POW (Prisoner of War), survivor