On the banks of the river Danube, surrounded by the beautiful landscape of Upper Austria, lies the picturesque town of Mauthausen. Two kilometers from its town centre is a place that attracts bikers, busloads of tourists, parties of schoolchildren, people from all over the world. Tour guides come to work here every day, while nearby the locals go about their daily lives. This is a place where thousands upon thousands of people from over 30 nations were tortured and murdered. This site is the former KZ, German short for concentration camp. How does it feel to be a tourist at a former concentration camp?How does it feel to work here as a guide, day in day out? How does it feel to live here as a local with the dark secrets of the past? And what of those who’ve chosen this town to be their new home?
- Title: KZ
- Director: Rex Bloomstein
- Country: UK
- Year: 2006
- Running Time: 90 min.
- Genre: Documentary
- VARA Audience Award – Amnesty International Film Festival, Amsterdam
- Best Film "Investigations" category at Doclisboa, the Lisbon
- International Documentary Film Festival Best Film of Category Issues of War & Peace - Vermont International Film Festival