EICHMANN’S END: LOVE, BETRAYAL, DEATH
Eichmanns Ende - Liebe, Verrat, Tod
Germany/Israel, 2010, docu-drama
German, Hebrew and Spanish with English subtitles
Director: Raymond Ley
Two years after the end of WWII, Adolph Eichmann lived undetected as a chicken farmer in northern Germany. Then he disappeared. This unknown story of finding Eichmann in Argentina is actually a love story between Silvia, a Jewish girl and daughter of a Holocaust survivor, and Eichmann’s son. When Silvia’s blind father, Luther Hermann, recognizes the boy’s father as SS-Obersturmbannführer Adolf Eichmann, Silvia faces a difficult dilemma, as her father persists in getting the Mossad to confirm his identification. The lushly rendered, precisely re-enacted film is based, in part, on recorded interviews conducted by a journalist and former SS officer in his Buenos Aires home. A chilling examination of evil, the film also looks at those who seek justice and revenge for crimes committed.
CO-SPONSORED BY the Embassy of Israel, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and Goethe-Institut Washington