Nov

5 2019

Prosecuting Evil - The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz with Barry Avrich

7:30PM - 9:30PM  

Beth Tzedec Congregation 1700 Bathurst St.
Toronto, ON M5P 3K3
(416) 781-3511
http://www.beth-tzedec.org

$ Cost $ 0.00

Film and Talkback

Director Barry Avrich's gripping documentary tells the story of Ben Ferencz-the last surviving Nuremberg prosecutor and lifelong advocate of "law not war." After witnessing Nazi concentration camps 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 and it was his first trial. All 22 Nazi officials were convicted.  At 98 Ben still fights for victims of atrocity crimes.

Barry Avrich is a Canadian film producer, director, author and arts philanthropist. His career includes critically acclaimed films about the entertainment business and documentaries. He produced a number of TV specials and award shows such as the Canadian Screen Awards.  In 2016, Avrich published his memoir, Moguls, Monsters, and Madmen.