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Classrooms Without Borders, in partnership with Liberation75, Rodef Shalom Congregation, and Film Pittsburgh, is excited to offer the opportunity to watch the film “Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz” and engage in a post-film discussion with the film director, Barry Avrich; former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues, David Scheffer; Executive Director of the USC Shoah Foundation, Dr. Stephen Smith; former Senior Historian at Facing History and Ourselves, Dr. Mary Johnson; and Holocaust scholar Dr. Michael Berenbaum.
Educators attending this program are eligible to receive Pennsylvania Act 48 continuing education credits.
This program is in memory of Elaine Krasik z”l.
Read this review of “Prosecuting Evil” in The New York Times.
Barry Avrich’s gripping documentary, “Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz,” tells the fascinating story of one of the Holocaust’s most heroic figures. Ben Ferencz, age 98, is the last surviving Nuremberg trial prosecutor and he is on a life-long crusade in the fight for law not war.
After the Holocaust camps were liberated, Ferencz became a lead prosecutor at the Nuremberg war crimes trials. He prosecuted 22 Einsatzgruppen Nazis responsible for murdering over a million Jews. Called the biggest murder trial in history, Ferencz was only 27, and it was his first case. He would go on to advocate for restitution for Jewish victims of the Holocaust and later the establishment of the International Criminal Court. His fight for justice for victims of atrocity crimes continues today.
“Prosecuting Evil” explores Ferencz’s anthem to the world underscored by a simple message: “We must live in a world where the rule of law replaces the rule of force.”
Learn more and register here: https://classroomswithoutborders.org/prosecuting-evil/
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“Prosecuting Evil” Film Discussion with Director Barry Avrich, David Scheffer, Dr. Stephen Smith, Dr. Mary Johnson, and Holocaust scholar Dr. Michael Berenbaum
Thursday, Nov. 19 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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