The Last Hangman
Watch the FULL-LENGTH film here, and on demand via Telus Optik TV.
During WWII, Canada became home to nearly 34,000 German Prisoners of War, and North America’s two largest POW camps were built in Lethbridge & Medicine Hat, Alberta, housing 12,500 prisoners each.
Two murders took place at the Medicine Hat camp, and ultimately 5 POWs were found guilty of the murders and sentenced to hang for their crimes. One was executed in June of 1946, and the remaining four were hung in December 1946 alongside a Canadian man who had sexually assaulted and murdered two young boys.
Produced with the support of TELUS STORYHIVE, this documentary examines the complex issues that arise during times of war, and asks the question, whose crimes are worse, a Nazi’s, a pedophile’s, or a hangman’s?