Operation Finale Screening
Sunday, February 23 at 2:30 PM, with discussion after the film led by Rabbi Shaya Katz of Young Israel of Oak Park
Monday, March 30 at 5:30 PM, with discussion after the film led by Rabbi Mark Miller of Temple Beth El
Oscar Isaac and Ben Kingsley star in this 2018 thriller about a team of secret agents who set out to track down Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi officer who was the architect of the Holocaust. This movie complements the Holocaust Memorial Center’s exhibit Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann exhibit open through June 7.
■ $10 for non-members, $5 for members, includes museum admission
■ Tickets are available the day of the showing on-site
■ Seating is limited
The Devil Next Door with Eli Gabay
Sunday, March 15 at 12:30 PM and 4 PM (please select one)
Cleveland autoworker John Demjanjuk, accused of being the infamous Treblinka extermination camp guard “Ivan the Terrible,” was deported to Israel to stand trial.
Come hear Eli Gabay, featured prominently in the new Netflix documentary The Devil Next Door, speak about his role as a prosecutor in the trial and why Demjanjuk’s conviction was overturned. He also will provide insight into the challenges of extraditing and prosecuting Holocaust war criminals.
■ Exclusive to members of the Holocaust Memorial Center
■ Please RSVP by March 10 by clicking here
■ Both programs will be followed by a dessert reception
Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann
Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann uncovers the secret history of one of the 20th century’s most sensational events, the capture and trial of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann. As head of the Nazis’ homicidal “Jewish Department,” Eichmann zealously managed the transport of millions of innocent people to death camps and vanished after World War II. Operation Finale—the code name of Israel’s effort to find Eichmann—reveals how agents of Mossad, Israel’s national intelligence agency, located him in hiding in South America years after the war, then abducted and smuggled him out of the country to stand trial in Israel. The exhibition features recently declassified materials including 1960s-era artifacts, photographs, film, audio, contemporary design elements, and interactive displays.
As told in Operation Finale, Eichmann’s story is one of the most fascinating and somber stories of World War II. Visitors will be transported to the courtroom of Eichmann’s trial in Jerusalem through an immersive video, complete with a replica of the iconic glass booth in which the accused sat as his courtroom drama was broadcast around the globe as a principal perpetrator of the Final Solution. Eichmann’s conviction and sentence to death by hanging, Israel’s only judicial execution, began a new chapter for Holocaust survivors to speak out about the atrocities they endured. The exhibition concludes with the legacy of the trial and how the mantra “Never Again” must ring out around the world. Open now, closing June 7, 2020. Free with admission or membership.
To register or purchase tickets, please click here