Yom Hashoah with film screening "Denial"Date: April 24, 2017 - Time: 7:00 pm
Tribute to Elie Wiesel z"l with film screening "Denial"
Monday, April 24, 7 p.m.
Merage JCC of Orange County hosts the community-wide annual commemoration for the six million Jews who perished during the Holocaust. This year we will honor Eli Wiesel, lighting candles of memory with six different selections of his writings.
The evening will also include a screening of the movie "Denial". The film is based on the acclaimed book History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier. "Denial" recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt's legal battle for historical truth against David Irving, who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. In the English legal system, the burden of proof is on the accused, therefore it was up to Lipstadt and her legal team to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred.