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“Prosecuting Evil” Film Screening with Mizel Museum
November 5, 2019
The Mizel Museum presents a community-wide film screening of Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz on Tuesday, November 5 at the Alamo Drafthouse Littleton. Doors open at 6:30 PM.
Join the Mizel Museum on November 5, 2019 at the Alamo Drafthouse in Littleton for a screening of Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz.
Doors will open at 6:30 PM, with food and drink available for purchase, and the film will start at 7:00 PM.
Be sure to arrive by 6:30 p.m. to place your order in time for the film. Gluten free and vegan options are available.
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.
A post-film discussion with local Holocaust historian, Rudi Florian will examine the impact of the Holocaust and the importance of speaking out against hatred and bigotry in the world today. Rudi Florian briefly served in the Hitler youth until his parents were able to have him released as part of their secret resistance of the Nazi regime.