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Prosecuting Evil - The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz

A Holocaust Education Week Event

Nov 05 2019, 7:30PM to 9:30PM in the Michael & Mary Ellen Herman Hall..
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Prosecuting Evil - The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz with Producer/Director Barry Avrich

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 the 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. At 98 years of age, his fight for justice for victims of atrocity crimes continues today.

Barry Avrich is a Canadian film director, producer, author, marketing executive and arts philanthropist. His film career has included critically acclaimed films about the entertainment business including The Last Mogul, about film producer Lew Wasserman. He has produced a number of TV specials and was responsible for creating the world's first state-of-the-art movie theatre in Sick Kids Hospital. 

Besides films, Avrich has also authored three books and one play and supported many leading cultural institutions including The Toronto International Film Festival and the Stratford Festival. In 2016, Avrich published his memoir, Moguls, Monsters, and Madmen. 

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Sponsored by The Itta & Eliezer Zeisler Memorial Lectures
  • University & Grad Students
  • Seniors
  • Adults
  • Young Professionals