Plot & Details
An aging Nazi war criminal, "Doktor S.," was convicted of killing more than 11,000 people in Byelorussia and Lithuania during World War II and served 18 years in prison before being released due to poor health, bad eyesight, and old age. He tells his story in this unusual docudrama, leaving the viewers to sort out the limited information gleaned from his recollections. He complains because he lost his good standing with the SS when his brother came to Germany from the U.S. and started criticizing the Nazis. It does not matter that his brother died in Buchenwald; Doktor S. still resents him for ruining his position within the Gestapo. Next, the man explains how he had to work his way back into favor by committing atrocities -- but when confronted with specifics, the story told by Doktor S. raises more questions than it answers.