PAST POST-FILM DISCUSSIONS
THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD OF BEN FERENCZ
Barry Avrich’s gripping new documentary tells the fascinating story of Ben Ferencz—the last surviving Nuremberg prosecutor and lifelong advocate of “law not war.” After witnessing Nazi concentration camps shortly after liberation, Ferencz became lead prosecutor in the Einsatzgruppen case at Nuremberg, which has been called the biggest murder trial in history. He was 27 years old and it was his first trial. All 22 Nazi officials tried for murdering over a million people were convicted. Ferencz went on to advocate for restitution for Jewish victims of the Holocaust and later for the establishment of the International Criminal Court. His fight for justice for victims of atrocity crimes continues today.
Barry Avrich, Film Producer, Director and Writer
David Scheffer, American Lawyer and Diplomat
Dr. Stephen D. Smith, Executive Director for USC Shoah Foundation
Dr. Mary Johnson, Senior Historian for Facing History and Ourselves
Dr. Michael Berenbaum, Conceptual Development of Museums and Historical Films, Scholar and Writer
THE POETIC LIFE OF ABRAHAM SUTZKEVER
As long as Abraham Sutzkever lived, he wouldn’t let a film about his life be made. Ten years after his passing, Black Honey tells the incredible story of the greatest Yiddish poet of modern times.
While writing with astonishing vitality, Abraham Sutzkever survived WWII, led the Paper Brigade underground movement that saved Jewish manuscripts from the Nazis, testified in the Nuremberg Trials, and led Yiddish culture in Israel after immigrating in 1947.
Yair Qedar, award-winning Israeli filmmaker and civil rights activist
Avraham Novershtern, Professor Emeritus for Hebrew University & scholar in Abraham Sutzkever's life and work
Avi Ben Hur, Director of Education for Classrooms Without Borders