Labyrinth of Lies: Fritz Bauer and the Auschwitz trials

Today is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. It may seem odd to recommend a movie on this occasion, but if you are interested in post-war (legal) history, this “smart and well-acted take on a historically significant if little-known story” is a must-see. Labyrinth of Lies (Labyrinth des Schweigens) is a compelling movie about the Frankfurt public prosecutors, led by Fritz Bauer, who brought the atrocities in Auschwitz to trial. Continue reading

Fritz Bauer. The Prosecutor

Fritz Bauer. The Prosecutor (Fritz Bauer. Staatsanwalt). The new exhibition at Frankfurt’s Jewish Museum opened on April 10, 2014. It is devoted to Fritz Bauer, the State Attorney General (Generalstaatsanwalt) for the state of Hesse and the driving force behind the Frankfurt Auschwitz trials that ran from December 20, 1963 to August 19, 1965. If you are in town between now and early September, go and see it.