Survivors of Nazi horrors to give talks

Holocaust survivor and son of Dutch resistors to share stories


Two people with ties to the Holocaust will share their experiences in the Littleton area in the first week of August in unrelated events.

On Aug. 6, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema at the Aspen Grove shopping center will host a screening of “Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz,” a documentary about the life of the last surviving prosecutor from the Nuremberg Trials, where dozens of Nazi war criminals were tried after World War II.

“Ferencz went on to advocate for restitution for Jewish victims of the Holocaust and later for the establishment of the International Criminal Court,” according to a news release. “His fight for justice for victims of atrocity crimes continues today.”

A post-film discussion will feature Sara Moses, a survivor of Nazi concentration camps who now lives in Denver. Moses will speak about “the importance of speaking out against hatred and bigotry in the world today,” according to the release.

The same week, Holocaust-era survivor Dirk Van Leenen will give a series of talks in the Denver and Littleton areas.

Van Leenen is the author of three books about his family's experience during World War II, when his parents were members of the Dutch Resistance. Van Leenen helped his father smuggle forged IDs to help Jews escape Germany during the Holocaust, according to a news release.

Van Leenen is scheduled to give six talks from Aug. 5-9.


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