European Film Days in Bosnia and Herzegovina continue on Thursday with ‘Murer: Anatomy of a Trial’ by Austrian director Christian Frosch.
The movie reconstructs the 1963 proceedings against Franz Murer, a wealthy Austrian farmer with a sterling reputation, which took place in Graz. Murer was in charge of the Vilnius ghetto from 1941 to 1943, where its residents called him the ‘Butcher of Vilnius’. No more than 600 of the 80,000 Jews who lived there survived the Nazi rule.
Survivors came from around the world to testify at the trial, leaving little doubt of Murer’s guilt. This resulted in one of the most serious scandals of Austria’s Second Republic for which the justice system, press and governmental policy were responsible.
The movie will be available here until May 19.
This year’s traditional European Film Days in Bosnia and Herzegovina take place online on May 11-19.
The movies - brought to movie buffs in Bosnia and Herzegovina in cooperation with the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) - will be available on social network profiles of the EU Info Center and their partners.