Nuremberg: Its Lesson For Today
August 17, 2012 – August 18, 2012
Friday 1:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 PM
Live Intro and Q&A with Producer/Director Sandra Schulberg follows the evening screenings
“HAUNTING AND VIVID. What this documentary shows is how a vital and indispensable principle of humanity was restored.” – A.O. Scott, The New York Times
One of the greatest courtroom dramas in history, Nuremberg shows how the international prosecutors built their case against the top Nazi war criminals using the Nazis’ own films and records. The trial established the “Nuremberg principles” — the foundation for all subsequent trials for crimes against the peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. Though shown in Germany as part of the Allies’ de-Nazification campaign, US officials decided not to release Nuremberg in America for political reasons, nor was it shown in any other country. Over the years, the picture negative and sound elements were lost or destroyed. Sandra Schulberg & Josh Waletzky’s restoration uses original audio from the trial, allowing you to hear the defendants’ and prosecutors’ voices for the first time. The film ends with Justice Robert H. Jackson’s stirring words —”Let Nuremberg stand as a warning to all who plan and wage aggressive war "— words that leap the decades and make Nuremberg startlingly contemporary.