AJFF365 virtual screening: “The Devil’s Confession: The Lost Eichmann Tapes”
February 1 @ 8:00 am - February 25 @ 11:30 pm$13
In previously unheard bombshell audiotapes, the architect of Hitler’s Final Solution boasts about his role and motives during the Holocaust. Six decades after his trial and execution in Israel, these long-hidden recordings surface of Adolf Eichmann talking with a Dutch Nazi journalist in 1957 Argentina. Before facing justice, the candid admissions expose Eichmann’s visceral antisemitism and zeal for mass murder, contradicting his later claims that he was merely a functionary following orders. Investigative filmmaker Yariv Mozer, who tracked down the original recordings, posits why the evidence was concealed during trial. Staged reenactments of Eichmann’s own chilling words, as well as colorized courtroom footage, offer a dramatic rebuttal to notions of the banality of evil.