Date: January 28 - 31, 2021 Contact: Nancy Schiffman

Film, Liberation Heroes: The Last Eyewitnesses

In commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance day the Jewish Film Festival of Fairfield County is pleased to partner with USC Shoah Foundation to present their powerful documentary, Liberation Heroes: The Last Eyewitnesses, along with a special Q&A with the filmmakers.


Film available: Thursday, Jan. 28 – Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021

Liberation Heroes: The Last Eyewitnesses in association with USC Shoah Foundation, explores the journeys of Liberators and Liberation Witnesses drawing parallels between the past and present. These one-of-a-kind stories of World War II heroes serve as a compelling reminder of what is at stake as antisemitism and xenophobia have reached a new crisis level, and as a call to action to stand against hatred in all its forms.

These powerful eyewitness accounts from Steven Spielberg’s USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive®, serve as a cautionary tale and compelling reminder of what can happen when insidious hatred remains unchecked. 


Directed by Vanessa Roth
Presented by June Beallor Productions and Andy Friendly Productions in association with USC Shoah Foundation.
Executive Produced by Mickey Shapiro, Ceci Chan, Stephen D. Smith, and Andi Gitow.
USA, 2019
Documentary, 42 min.


Sponsored by Carol and Peter Lilienthal
in memory of family members who perished in the Shoah.


Click HERE to view the movie trailer.

Film Ticket: Free of charge
Click HERE to register.


Q&A via Zoom on Sunday, January 31 at 5 p.m.
Featuring Vanessa Roth, Director; Michael Berenbaum, the film’s Chief Historian and Director of the Sigi Ziering Institute at American Jewish University; and Ari C. Zev, Past Executive Director and Former Head of Interviewer Training, USC Shoah Foundation.

Moderated by Jeffrey Shandler, Distinguished Professor of Jewish Studies at Rutgers University.


Click HERE for USC Shoah Foundation  


Special thanks to

Carol & Peter Lilienthal and

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