The first film in the 2018 Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg Sunday Afternoon Film Series will be Never Again: Forging a Convention for Crimes Against Humanity, screening at 1:00 pm on January 21 in the Holocaust Museum & Learning Center Theater at 12 Millstone Campus Drive.
Following World War II, an international tribunal convicted Nazi leaders of crimes against humanity. Today, however, some 70 years later, the world still lacks a global treaty for the prevention and punishment of such crimes despite their ongoing perpetration. Never Again features stark testimony from survivors of these continuing crimes and calls from international experts working to remedy this gap in international law and justice to present a compelling case for the adoption of a new global treaty by the international community. This film also features the testimony of St. Louis survivor, Ben Fainer, of blessed memory. A short film about his life will also be screened.
Introductory remarks and post-screening discussion facilitated by filmmaker Leila Sadat, the James Carr Professor of International Criminal Law and Director of the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute at Washington University School of Law.
Films in this Sunday series are free and open to the public, although reservations are required. For further information, call 314-442-3711 or email AGoldfeder@JFedSTL.org or visit HMLC.org/get-involved/attend-event/rosenberg-film-series/. The 2018 Sunday Afternoon Film Series is generously sponsored by Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg.