Special Screening and Discussion-Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Barry Avrich’s gripping documentary tells the fascinating story of Ben Ferencz--the last surviving Nuremberg prosecutor and lifelong advocate for “law not war.” After witnessing Nazi concentration camps shortly after liberation, Ferencz became the lead prosecutor in the Einsatzgruppen case at Nuremberg, which has been called the biggest murder trial in history. All 22 Nazi officials tried for murdering over a million Jews 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.

 

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  • Barry Avrich, Director and Producer, Prosecuting Evil

 

  • Elizabeth Little, Senior Advisor, Ferencz International Justice Initiative, Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

 

The screening will be followed by a discussion.

 

This program is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. For more information, please contact [email protected].

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202-488-0400
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