Films on the Holocaust

April 16 and 18, 6:30 PM
West Lafayette Public Library

Films with a Holocaust and conference-related theme will be shown and followed by discussion.

"I knew it was illegal, I did it because I had no other choice, I was beyond the pale of civilization, I owed no ethics to anybody. I owed no honesty to anybody at all if I could save imperiled human lives." -- Wiesel Sharp


The Zookeeper’s Wife
Monday, April 16th, 6:30 PM

In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska (Jessica Chastain) and her husband successfully run the Warsaw Zoo and raise their family in an idyllic existence. Their world is overturned, however, when the country is invaded by the Nazis and they are forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed zoologist (Daniel Brühl). To fight back on their own terms, the Żabińskis risk everything by covertly working with the Resistance and using the zoo's hidden tunnels and cages to save families from Nazi brutality. Based on the non-fiction book by the same name by Diane Ackerman.

Website
People Magazine Review
IMDB


Denial
Wednesday, April 18th, 6:30 PM

Based on the nonfiction book Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory, Denial recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt’s (Rachel Weisz) legal battle for historical truth against David Irving (Timothy Spall), who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. In the English legal system, in cases of libel, the burden of proof is on the defendant, therefore it was up to Lipstadt and her legal team, led by Richard Rampton (Tom Wilkinson), to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred.

Website
Los Angeles Times Review
The Guardian Review
Wikipedia: Deborah Lipstadt
IMDB