Event Date & Time

February 12, 2019

5:30 pm

About Nazi VR (short)

What may be the last WWII Nazi trial, was also the first to use virtual reality in the courtroom. As part of the prosecution against former SS guard, Reinhold Hanning, Germany deployed VR technology to re-create Auschwitz, and prove that Hanning would have seen the atrocities taking place all around him.

Film Accolades
  • Colorado Premiere
  • Short Drama/History

About The Accountant of Auschwitz

Oskar Gröning, known as the “Accountant of Auschwitz,” was charged with the murder of 300,000 Jews. When he took the stand in 2015 at the age of 94, his trial made headlines worldwide. The debate around his prosecution is at the center 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. 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. – HOT DOCS

Film Accolades
  • Colorado Premiere

Dates & Times

February 2019

Tue 12

Nazi VR short film followed by The Accountant of Auschwitz