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Ferencz lecture: Temple Habonim

Film | Accession Number: 1994.A.0037 | RG Number: RG-12.021.18

Ferencz lectures on the question of atonement and what we can learn both from sin and compassion. He speaks about his involvement at Nuremberg, liberating concentration camps, and opening files and archives to help others recover heirless property. He praises Konrad Adenauer for helping to find atonement in proclaiming in 1951 that terrible crimes have been committed in the name of the German people and imposes upon them the duties and obligation to make moral and material amends. Ferencz identifies the need to reconstruct Jewish life in light of loss. Finally, he espouses the theological concept of repentance for guilt. A question and answer period follows.

Film Title
German Atonement
Duration
00:09:13
Event Date
October 1980
Locale
New York, NY, United States
Language
English
Credit
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Benjamin Ferencz
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Record last modified: 2019-01-03 10:20:28
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