Film: Watchers of the Sky


Location: Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

An extraordinary testament to one man’s perseverance, the Sundance award-winning film examines the life and legacy of Raphael Lemkin, the Polish-Jewish lawyer and linguist who coined the term “genocide.”

After experiencing the barbarity of the Holocaust firsthand, he devoted his life to convincing the international community that there must be legal retribution for mass atrocities targeted at minorities. An impassioned visionary, Lemkin confronted world apathy in a tireless battle for justice, setting the stage for the creation of the International Criminal Court.

This film is part of “Remembrance: The Holocaust in a Global Context,” a special series of lectures, films, and gallery talks commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

Presented by The Department of German and Russian in cooperation with The Department of Theology, The Nanovic Institute for European Studies, The Center for Civil and Human Rights, The Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, The Program in Religion and Literature, and The Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts.

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