Austerlitz. 2016. Germany. Directed by Sergei Loznitsa. In German, English, Spanish; English subtitles. 94 min.
Perhaps no historical event is as appalling as the Holocaust, yet people’s need to understand the unimaginable has birthed the curious oxymoron of “Holocaust tourism.” On the sun-drenched grounds of a former concentration camp, Ukrainian filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa’s camera sits motionless, in quiet judgment, observing the comings and goings of these voyeuristic tourists.