Agenda: Executive Director's Report Keynote Address by Alec R. Hosterman, Ph.D.
A Conversation With Richard Zimmler
In celebration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, please join us on January 25th, at 7 pm, at The Byrd Theater to see Barry Avrich’s gripping documentary that 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. His fight for justice for victims of atrocity crimes continues today. Although this is a free event, registration is requested. To register, click HERE.
In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we will co-host a screening of the film "Valient Hearts" at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Valiant Hearts is a gripping true tale of survival against all odds. It tells the story of six Jewish children in 1942 who were hidden by the Resistance in the Château de Chambord, along with priceless artworks from the Louvre Museum. There they are aided by Rose, a conservator at Paris’s Jeu de Paume Museum and a member of the resistance, who is documenting the theft of artworks by Nazi officers. Through tears and laughter, the children grapple with unimaginable circumstances while learning about friendship, solidarity, and doing what’s right. Talkback to follow. To learn more or to register, visit: https://weinsteinjcc.org/programs/arts-and-ideas/valiant-hearts/.