In Spite of Darkness: A Spiritual Encounter with Auschwitz| 1hr : 13mins
Director: Christof Wolf | Producer: Christof Wolf SJ & Ron Schmidt SJ
Focus Years: 2008 | Country: Germany
Every November an interfaith retreat is held at the notorious Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps in Poland, where more than one million people, nearly all of them European Jews, were exterminated by the Nazis. Why would someone participate in such a retreat? How could anyone attempt to pray or meditate in such a place? "In Spite of Darkness" tells the story of five retreatants - among them a Rabbi, an atheist, and a Catholic priest - and how they come face to face not only with their own vulnerabilities and complicity but with new strength, peace, and glimmers of hope.