What Can We Learn from Films About the Holocaust? with Holocaust Scholar Michael Berenbaum and Screenwriter Michael Berlin
At a time when antisemitism is on the rise and the Holocaust is thrown around as a comparison to many of today’s political and social issues, what can movies about the Holocaust teach us? Holocaust scholar and film producer Michael Berenbaum is in conversation with Michael Berlin, screenwriter and founder of the Jewish Film Festival of Orange County, CA, about the impact of the Holocaust on film and how film plays an important role in transmitting knowledge about the Holocaust to new generations. The conversation commences with the 1940 Academy Award nominated film, The Great Dictator, starring Charlie Chaplin and progress through the decades. This program is hosted by Moment Magazine with the support of the Joyce and Irving Goldman Family Foundation.