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Prosecuting Evil – Law, Justice, Human Rights, Nuremberg Trials, and the Holocaust
January 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
This Hot Docs for Continuing Professional Education accredited screening and discussion for lawyers and business professionals will explore how the Nazi philosophy of law emanating from racial ideology perverted Germany’s legal system, to discriminate against, ostracize, dehumanize, and eventually eliminate targeted classes of people. The program will feature the Hot Docs film Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz as a case study. It will be followed by a panel discussion featuring leading experts and scholars who will provide their view on lessons that can be drawn from history to address some of the challenges of our time such as the rise of populism, anti-Semitism, and racism in the Canadian society and around the world. The panel will also discuss the role of international in bringing perpetrators to justice and how the international community can promote human rights and prevent history to repeat itself.
Opening remarks by Dara Solomon, Director of UJA Federation’s Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre and the Executive Director of the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre
Pre-recorded adresses by:
- The Honourable Louise Arbour, C.C., G.O.Q.
- The Honourable Irwin Cotler, PC, OC
- Fannie Lafontaine, Professor at the Law Faculty of Laval University
- Max Eisen, Holocaust survivor, author, public speaker and Holocaust educator
See full details on the UDocs Website: udocsfilm.com/hdcpe-prosecuting