Eichmann's End: Love, Betrayal, Death

Adolf Eichmann, one of the architects of the Holocaust, managed to escape to Argentina at the end of World War II. Many know the story of how Mossad agents traveled there in 1960 in order to bring him to justice in Israel. Most do not know the improbable story revealed in this film: how a youthful flirtation between one of Eichmann’s sons and Silvia Hermann, the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, led to Eichmann’s capture. Eichmann’s End combines historical reenactments with interviews and documentary footage to bring this unknown story vibrantly to life. Featuring actors with credits including Run, Lola, Run and The Lives of Others, the film drops the viewer into 1950s Buenos Aires, where Jewish refugees and unrepentant Nazis variously harbor dreams of revenge and vindication. Simultaneously, it documents the dogged efforts of Fritz Bauer, the state public prosecutor in Frankfurt, to bring Eichmann to justice even as elements within the German government conspired to shield war criminals from prosecution. In the face of initial skepticism on the part of German and Israeli authorities, Silvia and her father, Lothar, relentlessly pursue their suspect. As the tension mounts, it becomes clear both will risk everything to ensure that Eichmann is caught and made to pay for his crimes.
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