14 2019

2019 JCC Jewish Film Festival PROSECUTING EVIL

7:30PM - 9:00PM  

George Eastman Museum Dryden Theatre
900 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607

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Prosecuting Evil

Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz

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. This is his story, told mostly by the 98-year-old himself.

Sunday, July 14 | 7:30pm | Dryden Theatre

Director: Barry Avrich
Country: Canada
Running Time: 82 min
Year: 2018
Language: English, German (w/ subtitles)
Genre: Documentary

with Barry Avrich, Director/Producer


AWARD ProsecutingEvil

Post-film refreshments provided by Lesley Zaretsky of The Exotic Kitchen

Generously underwritten by
Jewish Senior Life 2018