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AJFF: Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz

February 19-24

A riveting and affecting anthem to a human rights pioneer, PROSECUTING EVIL: THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD OF BEN FERENCZ profiles the diminutive, unsung hero who put mass-murdering Nazis on trial at Nuremberg. Born in Transylvania before his family fled to the US, Ferencz grew up in a tough New York City neighborhood, persevering as a gifted law student, then enlisting in the Army in WWII. At 27, he was thrust upon the world stage as Chief Prosecutor in the historic Nuremburg Trials, trying Nazi Einsatzgruppen members, history's biggest murder case. His crusade for a new justice system based on tolerance and compassion led to the formation of the International Criminal Court in The Hague. With a vivid memory and tenacious personality, the vital nonagenarian and last surviving Nuremberg prosecutor, reflects on his life and career in his own powerful words, underscoring an absolute need for vigilance in the fight for justice and peace.

Screenings: February 19 at 3:25 PM and February 24 at 4:35 PM

Series: Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

Venue: Byers Theatre

Cost: $13-$15