Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. Movie Review 1999

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In his seventh documentary, Morris spotlights engineer Fred A. Leuchter Jr., the son of a prison warden, who designed more efficient execution devices, including electric chairs, lethal injection machines, and gas chambers. This might be bizarre enough, but thanks to neo-Nazi Ernst Zundel, Leuchter becomes a Holocaust denier after a trip to Auschwitz. Leuchter compiled his unscientific findings in a published report that became an important tenent amongst the neo-Nazi revisionist set.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 92 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Documentary Films, Biography, Death, Holocaust
Peter Donahue
Errol Morris
Caleb Sampson
Karen Schmeer
Lions Gate Films

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