Out of the 6,500 SS guards that served at Auschwitz, where 1.1 million Jews were murdered between 1940-45, only 49 were subsequently prosecuted in Germany during the Nuremberg Trials. 70 years later, a new generation of lawyers decided to re-open investigations against ageing Nazi guards. Although by this time many of these men had perished, there was evidence to suggest at least one was still alive. The hunt was on.
A gripping new documentary follows 94-year-old former German SS officer Oskar Gröning, nicknamed The Accountant of Auschwitz, on trial charged with complicity in the murder of 300,000 Jews. At the age of just 21, Gröning was tasked with collecting the stolen loot of prisoners as they were carted off trains at the camp – a role that earned his nickname.
Written by Ricki Gurwitz and directed by Matthew Shoychet, The Accountant of Auschwitz is a race against time to prosecute the last living Nazi war criminal before it’s too late. The Accountant of Auschwitz is available on DVD & Digital in the UK from Monday 15th April. Visit www.signature-entertainment.co.uk for more information. Click here to pre-order on Amazon or iTunes.
Watch the UK trailer for The Accountant of Auschwitz below: