PAST POST-FILM DISCUSSIONS

PROSECUTING EVIL:

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

BLACK HONEY

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

THE DAY I MET HITLER

 

"The Day I Met Hitler" features newly discovered stories and images of the most infamous man in history. Racing against time, the filmmaker weaves together the personal narratives of the last remaining people who had direct contact with Hitler. The film and lecture are presented by a son of a Jewish boy who met Hitler in Berlin in 1934.

Ronen Israelski, Documentary filmmaker

Avi Ben Hur, Director of Education for Classrooms Without Borders

*Unfortunately, this program's recording is not available

EVA: A-7063

A 10-year-old Mengele Twin, Eva Kor, suffered the worst of the Holocaust. At 50, she launched the biggest manhunt in history. In her 80s, she circled the globe to promote the controversial lesson her journey has taught:

Healing through forgiveness.

 

Narrated by Hollywood icon Ed Asner, Eva: A-7063 tells the full story of this historic figure for the first time. The film reveals Eva's hidden pain, unbridled rage and the unextinguished love for humanity that transformed her into an international spokeswoman followed by millions. Eva's is a triumph of hope, and this film is her legacy piece.

ABOUT LIBERATION75 

Liberation75 is the world's largest international event to mark the 75th anniversary of liberation from the Holocaust.

Join thousands of others as we commit to fighting antisemitism and continuing Holocaust education and remembrance.

 

Liberation75 was originally planned for May 31-June 2, 2020 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Due to COVID-19, we will be announcing new dates for a virtual conference in the Spring of 2021. 

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