Films on the Holocaust

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

Everything is Illuminated
April 20, 2020, 6:45 PM
West Lafayette Public Library, 208 W Columbia St, West Lafayette
Co-sponsored with WALLA

Based on the critically-acclaimed novel by Jonathan Safran Foer

With the help of an eccentric local, a young Jewish American man endeavors to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II in a Ukrainian village that was ultimately razed by the Nazis.

Wikipedia: The Novel
Roger Ebert review

Intent to Destroy: Death, Denial, & Depiction
April 23, 2020, 6:45 PM
West Lafayette Public Library, 208 W Columbia St, West Lafayette

Filmmaker Joe Berlinger meets with historians and scholars to discuss the Armenian Genocide and the continuing denial by the Turkish government of it ever happening.

Intent to Destroy: Death, Denial & Depiction (2017) is a timely reckoning with the large-scale suppression of a historical tragedy. Berlinger confronts the fraught task of shedding light on the Armenian Genocide - whose witnesses and descendants are still fighting to be officially acknowledged as such by the international community - how it was carried out during World War I as the reign of the Ottoman Empire drew to a close, and how it laid the groundwork for the genocides that followed.
Written by Tribeca Film Festival 2017

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