SCHULBERG PRODUCTIONS & KINO LORBER PRESENT TWO POWERFUL

NUREMBERG FILMS

How history was made into film and film into history

THE THRILLING STORY OF HOW MOTION PICTURES WERE USED TO CONVICT THE NAZIS

This is the amazing true story of the OSS officers who tracked down the films used to convict the Nazis, a startling example of the power of the moving image to change hearts and minds and to indelibly shape our collective memory. It features newly-discovered archival footage about their search and their presentation of the films as evidence in a court of law — a historical first — at the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg, the first of 13 Nuremberg trials.

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THE GREATEST COURTROOM DRAMA
IN HISTORY

Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today 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,” laying the foundation for all subsequent trials for crimes against the peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.

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The first Nuremberg trial (formally known as the International Military Tribunal) was convened November 20, 1945, in Nuremberg, Germany, to try more than 20 high Nazi officials, including 4 members of the Armed Forces High Command. The verdict was rendered October 1, 1946. Legal teams from each of the four allied nations — the United States, Great Britian, Soviet Union, France — shared responsibility for the prosecution.
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QUEENS WORLD FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS

FILMMAKERS FOR THE PROSECUTION

THE THRILLING STORY OF HOW MOTION PICTURES WERE USED TO CONVICT THE NAZIS

Written and Directed by Jean-Christophe Klotz, adapted from Sandra Schulberg’s article “Filmmakers for the Prosecution.”

2022, 60+ minutes / In English and French with English Subtitles

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS

ELI ROSENBAUM & SANDRA SCHULBERG

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