Sunday, Jan. 17, 2 pm, TCC Roper Performing Arts Center
The Eichmann Show is the Holocaustthemed selection at this year’s annual Virginia Festival of Jewish Film, presented by Alma* and Howard Laderberg.
The film is based on the true story of groundbreaking producer Milton Fruchtman and blacklisted TV director Leo Hurwitz, who, overcoming enormous obstacles, set out to capture the testimony of one of the war’s most notorious Nazi. After being brought back from South America to face trial in Israel for war crimes during the Holocaust, Adolf Eichmann was accused of executing the Final Solution and organizing the murder of six million Jews. The challenges Fruchtman and Hurwitz faced to broadcast the trial as an unprecedented television event to a worldwide audience have rarely been considered before the making of this film, starring award winning actors Anthony Lapaglia and Martin Freeman.
Before taking his post at the USHMM, Dr. Peter Black served as senior historian at the US Office of Special Investigations (OSI), which handled the investigations of Nazi war criminals living in America. His understanding of the prosecutions of Nazi war criminals, which all have their roots in the trial of Adolf Eichmann, is vast.
Enjoy this documentary and the discussion lead by Black and facilitated by Elena Baum, director of the Holocaust Commission of the UJFT.
For film festival tickets and information, visit www.SimonFamilyJCC.org or call 321-2338. Tickets can also be purchased at the TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby St., Norfolk, on the day of the event.
*of blessed memory.