Almost 1 million people in 22 countries carried out the unprovoked murder of 11 million innocent men, women, and children.
99% of those responsible were never prosecuted; most were never even questioned.
Despite the extensive cinema documentary coverage of the Holocaust to date, not one has explored in any depth the almost total lack of justice, statistically, towards the vast numbers of eagerly participating perpetrators who, at war’s end, simply walked away – untouched by justice. This film addresses this glaring omission.
The Allies knew what their crime was. The Allies knew where a great many of the murderers could be found – Germany, Austria, Italy, the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia, and numerous countries in South America. The Allies had an endless wealth of evidence to present to the courts. The Allies unanimously agreed to prosecute those responsible when they drew up The London Agreement in August 1945.
But, after the late 1940s, these very same Allies did almost nothing. Why?
Director David Wilkinson's sole motivation for making GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER(S) was to find out precisely why so many were actively permitted to get away with their crime(s) - the crime of mass murder on an industrial scale.
No 17 of the Guardian 50 Best Films of 2021 ( highest rated documentary)
No1 Film of 2021 on London Critics Film Circle members Michael Darvell & Jeremy Clarke’s lists
No1 Documentary of 2021: James Cameron-Wilson
Here is an epic documentary investigation from director David Nicholas Wilkinson into something that could be called the great unpunishment…. A sombre, valuable film.
Peter Bradshaw THE GUARDIAN ★★★★★
There is much in this film I didn’t know…… It may make for harrowing and deeply upsetting viewing, but at the same time, it’s consistently compelling stuff. And it absolutely screams out to be seen.
Jeremy Clarke DMOVIES ★★★★★