September 18, 2018

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“Operation Finale”

Crime & Punishment

3 popcorns

By Michael S. Goldberger

film critic

 

Director Chris Weitz’s “Operation Finale,” a tension-filled historical drama about the Israeli Mossad’s 1960 capture of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires, reminded me of a turning point. In my house when I was little, you didn’t hear the actual word Holocaust. More often, the tragedy that had annihilated half of my family was referred to, in hushed tones, in terms of Hitler: before Hitler, during Hitler and after Hitler. Before was good, a seeming Heaven on Earth that maybe only we children would one day again realize. It was the unspoken hope.

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