God On Trial

Synopsis: Wondering about the meaning and modalities of their triage, presumably to live or burn, Jewish Auschwitz barrack mates start to debate on how or why God can allow (his) people to suffer such fatal misery, which even further divides a devout father and his liberal son. They eventually form a Thora court, which hears theological argumentation as well as practical considerations.
Genre: Drama, War
Director(s): Andy De Emmony
Production: WGBH Boston
  3 nominations.
86 min

The following contains scenes drama

not appropriate for all audiences

Discretion is advised

I'm Matthew Goode, and this is

Masterpiece Contemporary.

Three, eight, four,

eight, three.

Three, eight, five, one, one.

Three, eight, five, three, two.

It has

that prisoners created a

and conducted a trial court

They thought was judged to

primarily responsible

of what had happened.

God demands

a holocaust.

A trial to God??!

Who is charged?


What he is accused?

Can not you see?


God on Trial


Masterpiece Contemporary.

How did this happen?

God does not listen

our agony?

Why does

anything about it?

These are questions asked

in great distress,

questions the

believers have

since the beginning


Questions that remain

have answers.

Tonight, these are

questions asked

in a barrack

Auschwitz concentration,

where a group

of ordinary men

jailed and sentenced

to death without committing any crime

do what they

may think

expressing the agony

of their situation.

Prosecute God ..

They are Jews,

the chosen people,

who have made

a covenant with God,

and in return God

he promised to protect them.

How can they accept

this broken promise?

God has the right

to abandon

and get away with it?

Even atheists

among them believe


moral right

to know the reason for

the evil around the world ..

Your questions multiply.

But silence persists.

God on Trial.

I regret to say that

entry is not included

the tour price.


Here must pay.

But, good news

are only 10 szlotys.

So no

so bad.


Trial Of God

It is forbidden to take pictures.

Photography groups

are by appointment only.

When you get there,

give him your card

the good doctor.

The examined.


Do not say that I

care about you.

This is a typical hut.

They had to

thousand people here.

When I got a new transport

made space for ...

well, you can imagine.


a selection.

Each cabin in

was given a card

for older

on the block, the overseer,

and then go

the selected area.


Come on, shoulders back.


Do not move well.

You look like dead.

Leave me alone.

... You're dead.

Try not to see you angry,

or be the next .. (I'll be fine)

I taught my

numbers? See?

Add them, 18, 18,

is the number of life.

You can meet up soon

Lord your God with.

It's very cold here, yes?

Imagine the day


Nobody knew what was the

selection criterion,

so all


Well, this way.

I do not understand.

Do not see how this could happen.

How could afford?

You know there

a story

that prisoners

set up a tribunal here

and conducted a trial.


they thought

was mainly responsible

for what happened to them.

Can you imagine the look

my wife?

Suppose if I need

someone to wash dishes.


These people wait

see the doctor!

Become Wait and see

by the physician.

Jewish 85 years

in my house.

What I do

with her?

Some things

he can think.


Send the old Kuhn


If you go left, you'll

to heaven with the old Kuhn.

Other live.


Just point out the facts.


you die.

Have you sent the right?


And you?


Was nice meeting you.

Come here. In!




Come on. In!


Your notif ..!

Come on! Move!


Move, move!,

Thanks to the efficiency

rail system of the Reich

this pile of steaming

Polish garbage has

arrived a day early.

Those of you

that have been selected,

know to which sleep

morning in their beds.

See this?

You know what I mean?

It means that I am a criminal.

A convicted criminal.

What are you?



I spit out there.

Well, here,

is the opposite.

Here I am king.


I am president.

Fuhrer. God I.

The world just flip them

and you will have fallen into.

It is better

become accustomed.

This is a terrible place.

But if you help us,

it did.

The day of liberation

each day is approaching.

War will end

and with the aid of

God will see.


should sleep on the

floor tonight

but if either of you


are those who

give their beds.


In what part is?


I had a cousin there.

Contini was called.

Do you know him?

Everyone knew him.

He was a doctor.

A very fat,

with lots of money.

He escaped,

Any idea?


I have not heard.

Open your mouth.

Lucky you.

Let me grab this

gold tooth,

I'll give you half

my weekly ration yeah?

I need my tooth

to eat.

Do not worry

for that.

Not to eat

much here

Do not worry, keep your

tooth while you can.

Let me get him out.

It only takes a minute.


You'll need it.

Soup is the only food ..

You'll need every drop.

How about you?

I was sent to the right.

Take it.

If you do not, one of

Kapos will.

He has expressed

their favor ... Kuhn

We are his people.

He has shown his favor.

What are you praying for?

What will these


That is not you?

That will be me

instead of you?

Of course not.

Moshe?, Let him alone.

Who then?

If not me, who?

C'mon, name them, choose

Moshe?, Shut up.

At times like this,

You should pray for you.

Someone else reads?

Someone else is helping

God to decide?

I'm praying for him.

It is the rabbi

of Zamkevitz.

Melamed and is a healer.


This interrupt

his work, no?

All we are healed.

They say it is

one of 36.

that groan?

The Lamed-vovnik.

The holy secret

We carry on their shoulders

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