99% of those who carried out the murders in the Holocaust were never prosecuted. This film explores the almost total lack of justice.
Plus Q&A with Director David Wilkinson.
Here is an epic documentary investigation from director David Wilkinson into something that could be called the great unpunishment: after the second world war, though many chief perpetrators of the Nazi Holocaust were convicted, the vast majority went free. Prosecutor Benjamin Ferencz reflects on the fact the number of Nuremberg defendants was effectively limited by the courtroom’s size.
The chilling technocratic business of simply putting thousands of people to death as a matter of policy was almost impossible to convict. Wilkinson’s journey takes him around the UK, Ireland, the USA, the killing fields of Lithuania, Latvia and the Czech Republic, and eventually to Auschwitz – Birkenau. A sombre, valuable film. (Includes short Interval)
We are delighted to welcome Director David Wilkinson to New Park Cinema to present a Q&A directly after his film.
No 17 of the Guardian 50 Best Films of 2021 ( highest rated documentary)
No1 Film of 2021 on London Critics Film Circle members Michael Darvell & Jeremy Clarke’s lists
No1 Documentary of 2021: James Cameron-Wilson LBC Radio/ Film Review Daily
Here is an epic documentary investigation from director David Nicholas Wilkinson into something that could be called the great unpunishment…. A sombre, valuable film.
Peter Bradshaw THE GUARDIAN ★★★★★
To commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day 2022, we will also be screening the documentary WAITING FOR ANYA (29 & 31 Jan + 2 Feb) as well as the NT Live event LEOPOLDSTADT on Thu 27 Jan & Tue 1 Feb.