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Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies


NUREMBERG: Its Lesson for Today

NUREMBERG: Its Lesson for Today

Saturday, February 5
7:00 p.m. at the Lagoon Cinema
1320 Lagoon Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55408

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NUREMBERG: Its Lesson for Today (The Schulberg/Waletzky Restoration) features one of the greatest courtroom dramas in history. NUREMBERG shows how the international prosecutors built their case against the top Nazi war criminals using the Nazis' own films and records.

Following the documentary screening, a panel discussion will take place featuring Sandra Schulberg, Restoration Producer of the Documentary; Steve Hunegs, JCRC Executive Director; and Bruno Chaouat, Director of the Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies, University of Minnesota.

The Nuremberg trial established the "Nuremberg principles" -- the foundation for all subsequent trials for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Though shown in Germany as part of the Allies' de-Nazification campaign, U.S. officials decided not to release NUREMBERG in America for political reasons, nor was it shown in any other country.

Over the years, the picture negative and sound elements were lost or destroyed. The restoration uses original audio from the trial, allowing you to hear the defendants' and prosecutors' voices for the first time. The film ends with Justice Robert H. Jackson's stirring words --"Let Nuremberg stand as a warning to all who plan and wage aggressive war"-- words that leap the decades and make NUREMBERG startlingly contemporary.

The special event screening is cosponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council and the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota.

Tickets available by visiting the Lagoon Theater website or at the box office.

The Nuremberg Trials and their Legacy: USHMM Holocaust Encyclopedia
A Long-Forgotten Film on the Nuremberg Trials Helps Rekindle Interest in the Holocaust: ABA Journal