Documentary & Film Nights
During the fall semester, the St. Thomas University Holocaust Centre will be hosting screenings of four documentaries & films relating to the Holocaust in an effort to raise awareness. Screenings will be followed by a discussion linking the films’ main themes with the objectives of the Centre and its programming.
All screenings will be hosted at the Centre located in the Holy Cross House Room G5 beginning at 7:00 p.m.
October 6th, 2008
Night of the Long Knives: This documentary depicts one of Hitler’s most brutal and dramatic purges, which occurred half a decade before the sins of the Holocaust. This hideous episode failed to raise the alarms it should have regarding Hitler’s capacity for murder.
October 20th, 2008
Conspiracy: On January 20th, 1942, 15 officials attended a conference at Wannsee on the outskirts of Berlin. Comprised of mid-ranking SS commanders and government ministers these men, over food and wine, politely debated a horrendous operation which resulted in Hitler’s ‘Final Solution’.
November 3rd, 2008
Sophie Scholl: This true story depicts the last six days of Sophie Scholl, Germany’s most famous anti-Nazi activist and member of the underground student resistance group The White Rose.
November 17th, 2008
Freedom Writers: A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn acceptance and respect for fellow classmates by using the Holocaust as an example of the realities intolerance can bring.