• Up to 1 million Nazis carried out the murders but in Germany less 7,000 were punished. Why?

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Getting Away with Murder(s)

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Tue 9th Jul 2019, 14:51

We have just filmed Philip Rubenstein in Bermondsey, London near the former home of the only person to be prosecuted for war crimes living in the UK. This man had worked in a UK hospital for 7 years and then for British Rail for 26 years. He had a very nice house provided by the council and a tidy pension. Yet he had killed a large number of Jews. 

There were almost 400 suspect Nazi war criminals living all over the UK but for decades very little was done to charge them for their crimes.

Philip, the first director of the Holocaust Educational Trust, played an important role in All-Party Parliamentary War Crimes Group, which campaigned successfully in the 1980s to change the law to enable the prosecution of Nazi war criminals living in the UK.

Finally after 54 years after the Second World War ended Britain successfully prosecuted it first and only war criminal hiding out in the UK. 

All the others living here in the UK got away with murder.

Sat 6th Jul 2019, 4:25

The Holocaust will very soon pass from living memory to history and I needed to record some of those people who witnessed it.

One of the people I was going to film in the USA was Eva Mozes Kor who along with her twin sister was experimented on by Josef Mengele and rescued from Auschwitz-Birkenau by the Russians.

She was unusual among the survivors in that she forgave the Nazis, something I found baffling. Hence the reason I wanted to film her.

Sadly, she is now part of history.

From The Guardian.

Eva Mozes Kor, a survivor of Auschwitz and the death camp’s infamous doctor Josef Mengele, has passed away in Poland during a trip to the Holocaust site, sources said.

The Romanian-born Kor, who founded the Candles Museum in Indiana and devoted her life to Holocaust awareness, was 85.

“We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Eva Kor, Holocaust survivor, forgiveness advocate, and founder of CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center,” the museum said on its Twitter account.

It added that Kor passed away Thursday in Krakow, southern Poland, during an annual trip organised by the museum that included a visit to Auschwitz, a former Nazi camp in the nearby town of Oswiecim.

Sat 6th Jul 2019, 4:19

The Holocaust will very soon pass from living memory to history and I needed to record some of those people who witnessed it which is why I started filming without all the money in place. 

One of the people I was going to film in the USA was Eva Mozes Kor who along with her twin sister was experimented on by Josef Mengele and rescued from Auschwitz-Birkenau by the Russians.

She was very unusual among the survivors in that she forgave the Nazis, something I found baffling. Hence the reason I wanted to film her.

Sadly, she is now part of history.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/06/eva-kor-survivor-of-mengele-dies-during-annual-trip-to-auschwitz

Sat 22nd Jun 2019, 11:59

Philip Rubenstein has agreed to be in the film.

Philip was the director of the All-Party Parliamentary War Crimes Group, which campaigned successfully in the 1980s to change the law to enable the prosecution of Nazi war criminals living in the UK. He was the first director of the Holocaust Educational Trust, a former board member of the Britain-Israel Communications and Research Centre (BICOM), and is currently a trustee of the International Centre for Jewish Studies (ICJS).

We will be filming him in the next few weeks. 

Wed 19th Jun 2019, 12:47

The Jewish Telegraph this week ran an article about the film. 

However, we do hope that donations come in from non-Jews because as Dr James Smith says in the film it was a crime against humanity.

Had I lived then in Hitlers Germany, as an independent filmmaker, I would have been on the Nazis list. 

And you?

Tue 18th Jun 2019, 8:30

The historian Mary Fulbrook has has agreed to be interviewed in the film in London and in Berlin. Since 1995, she has been Professor of German History at University College London.

Her book Reckonings, which outlines in extraordinary detail the lack of justice for the victims of the Holocaust won the 2019 Wolfson History Prize.

 

 

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