Holocaust Memorial to screening documentary ‘Prosecuting evilE The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz’

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The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County will be screening the documentary, Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz, on, Sunday, Oct. 6, at 1 p.m. HMTC’s David Taub Reel Upstanders Film Series will present the screening, which will take place at HMTC, Welwyn Preserve, 100 Crescent Beach Road, Glen Cove.

This gripping new documentary tells the fascinating story of Ben Ferencz — the last surviving Nuremberg prosecutor and a 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 guest speaker John Q. Barrett, a professor of law at St. John’s University where he teaches constitutional law, criminal procedure, and legal history.

He is also 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 to attend. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to (516) 571-8040 or info@hmtcli.org.

 

 

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