Fritz Bauer's Legacy
This is a past event.
Wednesday, January 25 at 7:00pm
O Cinema, Miami Beach 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, Florida
In November 2018, 95-year-old Johann R. stood trial for accessory to murder in hundreds of cases. He is alleged to have been an SS-guard in the concentration camp Stutthof. Why did so many years pass until the start of the trial? And what does the trial mean for the survivors of the Shoah, the German legal system, and the reassessing of German history? The documentary Fritz Bauer’s Legacy, interspersed with stirring and moving firsthand witness accounts of concentration camp survivors, not only reveals the fascinating history of why it took so long for justice to find its way into German courts, but also effectively illustrates the significance of a future without organized mass murders and flagrant injustices. The special premiere event will feature the attendance of writer/director Isabel Gathof, who will introduce the film and participate in a panel discussion featuring FIU Law Professor Tawia Baidoe Ansah, moderated by Lisa Jerles, Hillel at FIU board chair.