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Wilton Reads – New Perspectives Film Series: The Accountant of Auschwitz

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

In conjunction with our Wilton Reads program, our New Perspectives documentary film series will present The Accountant of Auschwitz, a 2018 documentary about the 2015 trial in Germany of an SS Officer who was a bookkeeper at that concentration camp. In the 1980s he had come out publicly about his time during WW2 in reaction to the rise of Holocaust denial with Groning vehemently denouncing the Holocaust deniers based on his own first-hand experiences at Auschwitz. The film raises many important issues about how Germany handled its Holocaust responsibility after the war as well as issues of personal culpability, redemption, possibly even forgiveness.  Suggested donation of $5. Refreshments served. The New Perspectives Documentary series is programmed and moderated by filmmaker, Megan Smith-Harris. A Q&A session and discussion will follow the film. Registration highly recommended.

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