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Close to Evil

An interview to mark Holocaust Memorial Day on RTÉ Radio 1's God Slot in February 2012 leads a listener to confidentially contact Bergen Belsen concentration camp survivor Tomi Reichental. This move provides the catalyst for a remarkable journey. Tomi discovers one of his former jailers, the SS Guard Hilde Lisiewicz, is alive and well and living in Hamburg.

Close to Evil charts Tomi's quest to meet one of the women who held him in captivity in Belsen and to investigate her claims that she is 'a victim of victor's justice'. The documentary follows the series of events that finally lead him to meet Alexandra Senfft, the grand-daughter of the man who ultimately sanctioned the murder of Tomi's family in the Shoah.

Close to Evil
  • RTÉ One, Monday, 9.35pm