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‘The Interrogation’ recreates the final interrogation of the infamous horror Nazi before his execution.

Bear witness to pure evil (other than watching Adolph Frump stoking racism) with a landmark film in which an Israeli director-for the very first time–gives voice to Rudolf Franz Ferdinand Höss, the longest serving commander of the Auschwitz concentration camp. As fascinating as it is disturbing , The Interrogation (Corinth Films) recreates the final interrogation of the infamous Nazi before his execution. The film is based on the bastard’s autobiography, The Commandant of Auschwitz.

In 1946, Höss was discovered by British troops in Gottrupel, Germany, disguised as a gardener after his whereabouts were divulged by his wife, believing that the betrayal would result in their son’s safety. Shortly afterward, the notorious commandant was taken to the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg and later handed over to the Supreme National Tribunal in Poland, which sentenced him to death by hanging.
While he was imprisoned and awaiting trial, he was interrogated at length to extract a perfect confession. The assigned interrogator: Albert Piotrowski, a young, successful investigative judge, who also happened to be fluent in German. With the language barrier erased, and a level of comfort attained, their chilling encounter brings to shocking life the horrifying, yet normalized, Auschwitz routines, and the banalization of evil that shook the world to its core.