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  • Page 16 - Worse Than War
    Cinema Series

    Worse Than War: Genocide, Eliminationism, and the Ongoing Assault on Humanity

    With his first book, Hitler’s Willing Executioners, Daniel Jonah Goldhagen forced the world to re-think some of its most deeply-held beliefs about the Holocaust. A decade later Goldhagen is convinced that the overall phenomenon of genocide is as poorly understood as the Holocaust had once been. How and why do genocides start? Why do the perpetrators kill?  Why has intervention rarely occurred in a timely manner?  These and other thought-provoking questions are explored in this new documentary film. Released in…

  • Page 20 - True Whispers
    Cinema Series Colloquia Kupferberg Holocaust Center

    True Whispers: The Story of the Navajo Code Talkers

    Followed by Q&A with Producer, Yvonne Russo Introduced by KHC Fellow, Barbara Kelly True Whispers is a documentary on the lives of a group of Navajo or Dinépeople who were recruited by the U.S. Navy from residential boarding schools to fight against the Japanese in the Pacific theater of WWII. These men and women who became known as the “Code Talkers” spoke both English and their Native language, DinéBahane’, which together formed an incorruptible code used to convey messages during combat. Interviews address…

  • Page 17 - A Film Unfinished
    Cinema Series

    A Film Unfinished

    Discovered after the war, the unfinished work, with no soundtrack, one copy of a 60-minute unfinished propaganda film, shot by the Nazis in the Warsaw Ghetto in May 1942, labeled simply “Ghetto,” sat undisturbed in an East German archive. A Film Unfinished presents the entire film, both documentary and fictionalized sequences. This is a film of enormous importance: it documents conditions under which ghetto residents lived and the efforts of the perpetrators to recast this reality to suggest an entirely…

  • Page 18 - Dunkirk
    Cinema Series

    Dunkirk

    In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found. At the end of this heroic mission, 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were safely evacuated. With the 75th anniversary of D-Day being June 6th, 2019, the KHC remembers the single most important event…

  • Page 18 - Shoah
    Bernstein Lecture Series Cinema Series Special Event

    Shoah: A Continuum of Holocaust History

    In honor of Yom HaShoah, the KHC will be hosting a special, all-day screening of the film, Shoah. Over nine hours long and 11 years in the making, Shoah is an epic documentary that recounts the story of the Holocaust through interviews with witnesses. Director Claude Lanzmann probes the memories of several survivors of the Holocaust – as well as several ex-Nazis – who helped perpetrate the horrors. Gradually, one becomes aware that what happened in Germany and occupied Europe…

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