NUREMBERG: Its Lesson for Today

Friday, September 9, 2011 (All day)

The William S. Richardson School of Law, with the Academy for Creative Media, and the Federal Bar Association-Hawai’i Chapter is proud to present a showing of

NUREMBERG: Its Lesson for Today
Landmark restored film of the 1945-1946 Trial of Nazi war criminals with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson as the lead prosecutor.

Friday, September 9, 2011
Classroom 2 at the Law School
Free Admission
Film Screening 4:00pm
Refreshments will be available after the film

Discussion to follow, featuring:

  • Sandra Schulberg, Producer
  • Siegfried Ramler, Nuremberg Interpreter & Author
  • Yuma Totani, Associate Professor, History Department

Written and directed in 1948 by Stuart Schulberg, Nuremberg and Beyond was commissioned by the U.S. War Department to ensure the aural and visual documentation of the most famous courtroom drama in modern times. Although the film was viewed widely in Germany, and became an important element in the U.S. military’s denazification campaign, it remained almost unknown in the U.S. As documented in a recently unearthed letter signed by the U.S. Secretary of the Army, this was due to the Army’s desire to keep it out of North American theaters for political reasons. According to a 1949 Washington Post investigation of this controversial decision, government officials thought it necessary to “forget the Nazis and concentrate on the Reds."

For more information about the film, go to www.nurembergfilm.org