At least 10,000 SS guards served at Auschwitz. Only a fraction ever went to trial and even a smaller fraction were held accountable for their crimes.
Auschwitz survivors traveled from Israel, the US, UK, etc, to provide eyewitness testimony at this trial. Many of them terrified to step foot in Germany again, experienced panic attacks, severe anxiety, and depression during the trial.
So, what did Germany do to help? They placed these terrified Auschwitz survivors in the same hotel as the former SS guards who murdered their families in gas chambers and gleefully tortured them for sport for years. When these survivors went for breakfast they looked across the dining room and saw the faces of their sadistic SS soldiers sitting together eating, smoking, chatting, and sneering at them. They had not a shred of remorse. Unbelievable.
More than 8,500 names of former SS guards appear in the searchable database showing where they came from in Germany and how long they worked at Auschwitz: https://truthaboutcamps.eu/th/form/60,Zaloga-SS-KL-Auschwitz.html
There are about 800 former SS guards still alive today, free and happy, living out their golden years.
This film is an important testimony that documents how the world justice system and post-war Germany failed Holocaust victims, failed to hold thousands of the most sadistic criminals accountable. Absolutely Shameful.