Thursday, April 14th — He was one of the most despicable and murderous beasts of WWII, who supervised the extermination of hundreds of thousands of people in Nazi gas chambers. The trial of Nazi SS Lieutenant Colonel Adolph Eichmann in Jerusalem in 1961 was televised worldwide, and it made international headlines as survivor stories were heard by international audiences for the first time. The Center for Jewish History is sponsoring a FREE lecture on the 50th Anniversary of what has been called “the trial that shook the world”, and a free screening of a documentary on the trial with original trial footage. The speakers are Deborah Lipstadt, a professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University and author of a new book on the Eichmann trial, and Gary Rosenblatt, editor of The Jewish Week. The program is Thursday, April 14th at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St. The documentary is being shown at 4:30 p.m., before the 6:30 p.m. discussion program, and again after, at 8:30 p.m. Although the film and discussion are free, reservations are required. Click here to make a reservation.
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