The Hague Institute for Global Justice and The Hague University of Applied Sciences were pleased to present the first screening in the Netherlands of “My Nazi Legacy” on Tuesday, 19 April from 17h30–20h30 at The Lighthouse of The Hague University of Applied Sciences.
A bracingly rigorous examination of inherited guilt and pain, “My Nazi Legacy” is an extraordinary, prize-winning documentary written by the renowned international lawyer Philippe Sands. In the course of researching a book – East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity – Sands came to know two men whose fathers were high-ranking Nazis. Directed by Emmy-nominated David Evans (Fever Pitch, Downton Abbey), the three men take a journey together that leads to the Ukraine, where it becomes clear their fathers were responsible for the annihilation of Sand’s own Jewish grandfather’s entire family.
The screening of the film was followed by a 30-min public discussion featuring Professor Philippe Sands and Stephen Rapp, former US Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues and Distinguished Fellow at The Hague Institute.
The program of the evening was as follows:
- 17h30-18h30: welcome drinks and bites
- 18h30-20h00: screening of the documentary My Nazi Legacy
- 20h00-20h30: public discussion with Professor Sands and Stephen Rapp
- 20h30-21h00: reception