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‘Judgment at Nuremberg’ to be screened at SU Oct. 8
‘Judgment at Nuremberg’ to be screened at SU Oct. 8September 27, 2007Kelly Homan Rodoskikahoman@syr.edu
A screening of the 1961 Academy Award-winning film “Judgment at Nuremberg” will be held on Monday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. in Syracuse University’s Watson Auditorium.
The event is sponsored by the 2007 Syracuse Symposium, presented by SU’s College of Arts and Sciences, and SU’s Judaic Studies Program. Parking is available in the Booth Garage for $3.50 (garage closes at 10 p.m.).
The screening precedes a visit to campus by Nuremberg prosecutor Henry T. King Jr. King will speak on “Judgment of Nuremberg in Today’s World” on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 6 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel as part of The University Lectures and the Syracuse Symposium.
The film, selected as one of the 1,000 best pictures of all time by The New York Times, is a fictionalized account of the post-World War II Nuremberg Trials. The film stars Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland, Montgomery Clift and William Shatner, among others.
Following the screening, a discussion of the film and the Nuremberg Trials will be led by Sanford Sternlicht, acting director of the Judaic Studies Program. Sternlicht is an adjunct professor of English in The College of Arts and Sciences. He is the author of “The Tenement Saga: The Lower East Side and Jewish-American Writers” (University of Wisconsin Press, 2004), a two-part book discussing his early childhood experiences on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and the achievements of early Jewish-American authors writing in English.
The Syracuse Symposium is a semester-long intellectual and artistic festival, hosted by SU’s College of Arts and Sciences, that celebrates interdisciplinary thinking, imagination and creation. The theme for the 2007 series is “Justice.” For more information, visit http://symposium.syr.edu.