Film Screening – The People Vs Fritz Bauer

The IFI in cooperation with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Holocaust Education Trust Ireland and Goethe Institut, will hold a screening of The People Vs Fritz Bauer, on Tuesday 14 January 2020, at 6.15 pm. This is in advance of  Holocaust Memorial Day, January 2020, which celebrates the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

The People Vs Fritz Bauer

In the aftermath of World War II, one of the Jews to return to Germany was judge and prosecutor Fritz Bauer (here portrayed by Burghart Klaußner), who became a key figure in efforts to secure justice and compensation for victims of the Nazi regime. Bauer’s work was complicated by the degree to which some of his colleagues and superiors had been complicit, and by details of his personal life that could have been used to destroy his career. On receiving information as to the whereabouts of Adolf Eichmann, one of the architects of the Holocaust, the implacable Bauer was determined that he should answer for his crimes.

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Lars Kraume moderated by Steven Benedict.

Tickets can be booked on the IFI website