18th Annual Jewish Film Festival
Sponsored by Jewish Federation of Eastern CT & Connecticut College Hillel
Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today
(The Schulberg/Waletzky Restoration)
Running time: 78 min. / www.nurembergfilm.org
6:30 p.m. Introduction by Senator Chris Dodd & Sandra Schulberg
7:00 Screening (Not appropriate for children and young teens)
8:15 After-screening Panel Discussion with Connecticut College History Professor Mark Forster & German Professor Geoffrey Atherton, Retired Appellate Court Judge, Thomas Bishop, and Local Attorney Matthew Shafner
Made for the U.S. Dept of War in 1948, this historic film about the first Nuremberg trial was widely shown in Germany but suppressed in the U.S. Why was it banned? Come see for yourself, then go to the website to learn why one of the most important and dramatic films of our time was buried for more than 60 years.
“Haunting and Vivid. What this documentary shows is how a vital and indispensable principle of humanity was restored.” – A. O. Scott, The New York Times
“4 Stars. Mesmerizing. ‘Nuremberg’ couldn’t be more of the moment. Something of a minor miracle.” – Ann Homaday, The Washington Post
In the winter of 1946, Stuart Schulberg, Sandra’s father and his editor, Joe Zigman, were commissioned by Pare Lorentz (head of the Film/Theatre/Music in the Civil Affairs Division of the U.S. War Department of War) to create a documentary about the trial. The film was widely shown in Germany during 1948 and 1949, as part of the postwar campaign to denazify and re-educate German society.
The very government officials who had paid for the film to be made, got cold feet about showing it to American audiences so the original film deteriorated over time and virtually no one saw the movie in this country.
The Sandra Schulberg/Josh Waletzky restoration of the movie comes at an opportune time, for the “Nuremberg principles” are now being applied around the world in an effort to prosecute crimes against the peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.
Sunday evening, March 4 will be of great interest to all who have an interest in history, due process, and civil liberties.
Sponsored by The Biber Family, in loving member of Jacob & Eva Biber; Ray Gawendo; Suisman, Shapiro, Wool, Brennan, Gray & Greenberg; Temple Beth Israel Preservation Society
Questions: Contact Jerry or Mimi at the Jewish Federation – 860-442-8062.