Rights! Camera! Action! Presents "Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz"
This 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. Prosecuting Evil also poses some tough and incisive questions. Most pointedly: What does the film say about our time?
A panel discussion with Profs. Eric L. Muller and James Chappel with follow the screening.
Muller is the Dan K. Moore Distinguished Professor at UNC School of Law and a nationally known and much-published expert on the mass removal and imprisonment of Japanese Americans in World War II.
Chappel is the Hunt Family Assistant Professor of History at Duke University. His main interest is in the intellectual history of modern Europe, focusing on themes of religion, welfare, and the family.
Popcorn and drinks provided.