Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280
Film Screening and Discussion
Even as the Syrian conflict rages, legal cases are being built against officials of President Bashar al-Assad's government, who are accused of committing crimes against humanity and war crimes.
Through personal testimonies and unprecedented access to Syrian regime documents, the documentary Syria's Disappeared, tells the stories of survivors of torture, families of the dead and missing, and regime defectors risking their lives to expose the truth—the torture and murder of civilians on an industrial scale.
The Museum’s goals to elevate the voices of victims, empower them to seek justice, and help secure accountability are part of the work of the Ben Ferencz International Justice Initiative in the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide.
Sara Afshar, director and producer of Syria’s Disappeared
Naomi Kikoler, Deputy Director, Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Stephen Rapp, former US Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues and Sonia and Harry Blumenthal Distinguished Fellow for the Prevention of Genocide, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Dr. Zaher Sahloul, MD, founder of MedGlobal and past president of the Syrian American Medical Society
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