This free film screening is jointly presented by: The Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies, Dallas Jewish Film Festival, AJC, and Dallas Goethe Center. The film will be screened in the large lecture hall (room 1.102) of the Edith O'Donnell Arts & Technology Building at The University of Texas at Dallas. Registration is strongly encouraged at www.jccdallas.org/Film
In 1958 Germany, Johann Radmann (Alexander Fehling) has just recently been appointed Public Prosecutor. A teacher has been identified as a former Auschwitz guard, but no one is interested in prosecuting him. Against the will of his immediate superior, Radmann begins to examine the case - and lands in a web of repression and denial, but also of idealization. During the process he goes after Josef Mengele, who is living in Argentina but flies back to West Germany at will to visit his family. Radmann oversteps boundaries, falls out with friends, colleagues and allies, and is sucked deeper and deeper into a labyrinth of lies and guilt in his search for the truth. But what he ultimately brings to light will change the country forever.
Sponsor: The Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies, Dallas Jewish Film Festival, AJC, and Dallas Goethe Center