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    October 2019

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    To 03:00 PM

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    $10

David Taub Reel Upstanders Film Series Presents a Screening of “Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz

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Date:
October 6
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
$10
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HMTC
Phone:
(516) 571-8040

Join HMTC for a film screening of the documentary Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz

Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 1:00 PM

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.

We will be joined by John Q. Barrett, a Professor of Law at St. John’s University in New York City, where he teaches Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure, and Legal History.  He also is the Elizabeth S. Lenna Fellow and a Board member at the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown, New York. He is the author of many articles and lectures on both the national and international scene about Robert H. Jackson (1892-1954) who was a U.S. Supreme Court Justice and Nuremberg chief prosecutor.

$10 suggested donation; light refreshments will be served.  Pleas RSVP to (516)571-8040 or info@hmtcli.org

The David Taub Reel Upstanders Film Series was established in honor of David Taub (1932-2010), a Holocaust Survivor and respected friend of the Center.

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