Murderers Among Us
A powerful and harrowing retelling of the life of Simon Wiesenthal, haunted by memories of his experience in Nazi concentration camps. This 1988 production focuses on his untiring efforts to gather evidence from his fellow survivors and bear witness against Adolf Eichmann and Franz Murer, the infamous "Butcher of Vilna." One interesting scene has Wiesenthal wrestling with the dilemma of forgiving a dying SS soldier who, as a Catholic, asks him for forgiveness for the atrocities he committed against Jews on the eastern front. Stars Ben Kingsley. Grades 9 and up. Color. (160 min.)
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