An historical document made up of footage and stills shot by the Nazis. A compilation of testimony from witnesses who appeared at the Eichmann trial provides a telling narrative. The film’s title refers to the story of a Jewish boy in one of the ghettos, who was struck with 80 blows. He survived and immigrated to Israel, where he found that no one believed his story – which for him was the 81st blow!
Director: David Bergman, Jacques Ehrlich & Haim Gouri. AKA The 81st Blow
1975 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary, Features.
1975 Chicago International Film Festival – Nominated for the Gold Hugo.