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Yom HaShoah Service + Denial Film Screening
April 7 @ 5:30 pm–7:30 pm
Yom HaShoah Service
We will remember the millions of Jewish men, women, and children, as well as countless others, whose lives were taken during the Shoah, one of the darkest times of human history. Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, teaches us to remember and honor not only the millions of lives lost, but the bravery and strength of those who survived such senseless acts of brutality.
To commemorate this time in history, Jewish Center of the Hamptons will mark the day with a brief memorial service, followed by a screening of the award-winning film, Denial. The film chronicles the Irving v Penguin Books Ltd trial, in which Deborah Lipstadt, a Holocaust scholar, was sued by Holocaust denier David Irving for libel.
We invite you to pick up a yellow Yahrzeit candle to light in memory of those whose lives were tragically cut short. The yellow wax reminds us of the yellow arm bands that Jews were forced to wear.
May their memories forever be for a blessing.
Denial Film Screening
Based on the acclaimed book Denial: Holocaust History on Trial, DENIAL recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt’s (Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz) legal battle for historical truth against David Irving (BAFTA nominee Timothy Spall), who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. In the English legal system, in cases of libel, the burden of proof is on the defendant, therefore it was up to Lipstadt and her legal team, led by Richard Rampton (Academy Award® nominee Tom Wilkinson), to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred.
DENIAL is directed by Emmy Award winner Mick Jackson (“Temple Grandin”) and adapted for the screen by BAFTA and Academy Award nominated writer David Hare (The Reader). Producers are Gary Foster and Russ Krasnoff.