Echoing the sentiments of Schindler's Li Auschwitz is a hard-hitting but respectful war film which shows life as it really was at the death camp. Including documentary footage, controversial German director Uwe Boll says "50% of the German population doesn't know anything about the Holocaust. When I realized that there were many people who deny the Holocaust, or who had a distorted point of view about it, I decided to make this movie and get straight to the point, without any metaphors."
This is a short film, with documentary type interviews with German school kids before and after.
For people who are well versed with the atrocities of Auschwitz and the holocaust, this film will not add to your knowledge.
What I liked about the film is the message it is trying to put out. It highlight's the lack of knowledge a lot of people have of the horrific events and shows that it needs to be taught better and more prevalently in schools.
The basic premise is, if people do no know, if people don't understand, if people are not taught then how can we ensure nothing like it ever happens again.
It is made to shock people with it's straight forward style. The film shows in decent detail events before and after the gas chambers.
This film is an ideal tool to use as part of a teaching plan.