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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 86 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : PBS : 2009.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Josef Atlin, Ashley Artus, Dominic Cooper, Lorcan Cranitch, David de Keyser, Stephen Dillane, Rupert Graves.
Summary, etc.:
Who is to blame for the greatest of all crimes? Facing extermination at Auschwitz, a group of prisoners solemnly weighs the case against God. Following the harrowing ritual of selection for death or hard labor, a group of new inmates unsure of their appointed fates begins asking how God could allow for so much suffering. Impulsively, the men decide to put God on trial for abandoning His chosen people. Amid the sound of prisoners outside being marched to the gas chamber, the trial unfolds, addressing the age-old question: How can there be evil in a universe ruled by an all-powerful, benevolent God? Some of the prisoners are passionate defenders of their faith, but as the hour approaches when many of them will be chosen to die, they reach a verdict. It is a surprising conclusion to this challenging and respectful proceeding.
Target Audience Note:
Rated TV14.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Jewish men > Poland > Oświęcim > Drama.
God (Judaism) > Righteousness > Drama.
Mock trials > Drama.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) > Poland > Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 > Atrocities > Poland > Drama.
Genre: War films.

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