Screening of the award-winning, PBS POV Documentary Film, Inheritance, by director, James Moll. The film captures remarkable meeting of a Nazi’s daughter and his victim. Monika Hertwig, is the daughter of mass murderer Amon Goeth, the sadistic Nazi camp commandant played by Ralph Fiennes in Schindler’s List. In Inheritance, she seeks out Helen Jonas, who was enslaved by Goeth and who is one of the few living eyewitnesses to his unspeakable brutality. The women’s raw, emotional meeting unea
The Society of the Cincinnati George Washington Distinguished Professor of History at George Washington University, Leo Ribuffo specializes in 20th century US history and American intellectual history. His writing and research addresses US Presidential history and the influence of religion. He is author of Old Christian Right. The Protestant Far Right from the Great Depression to the Cold War as well as a chapter on The influence of faith: religious groups and U.S. foreign policy.
The Eli Jaffe Film Competition, is the first regional contest to present student film and video projects that address public issues.The 2nd annual Eli Jaffe Film Competition culminated Sunday, May 13th at 1:00pm at Upstate Films in Rhinebeck, NY.
2012 Eli Jaffe Winner: Meghan Darcy, Maureen Tilton, Russell Pagano (MSMC) for: Newburgh Armory Unity Center Needs Your Help
2012 Eli Jaffe Jury Prize winner: Aaron Laigaie (DCC) for: The Long Way Home
Professor Alan Steinweis specializes in the history of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust at the University of Vermont. He is the author of Art, Ideology and Economics in Nazi Germany: The Reich Chambers of Music, Theater, and the Visual Arts; Studying the Jew: Scholarly Anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany; and Kristallnacht 1938.
Order of Event: Film screening of Gasland, followed by a question and answer period with Mr. Josh Fox, documentary filmmaker and Academy Award-nominee for the movie Gasland. This is a gripping, timely, and necessary film about the largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history.