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Watch the trailer for the documentary Liberation Heroes: The Last Eyewitnesses, directed by Vanessa Roth and produced by June Beallor Productions and Andy Friendly Productions with Executive Producers Mickey Shapiro, Ceci Chan, Stephen D. Smith, and Andi Gitow in association with USC Shoah Foundation for Discovery Channel.

As the United States plunged into World War II after the attack on Pearl Harbor, few American civilians or soldiers knew what was happening to the Jews of Europe. And so, even as the deadliest, most destructive war in history came to a close, soldiers from the U.S. and women who served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps — along with their Allied partners from the UK, the Soviet Union, and other countries — were not prepared for what they would encounter as they uncovered the Nazi atrocities both in the field and the concentration camps.

About the Film

Liberation Heroes: The Last Eyewitnesses, produced as part of USC Shoah Foundation's Stronger Than Hate initiative, is a one-hour documentary that explores the journeys of Liberators and Liberation Witnesses drawing parallels between the past and present. These one-of-a-kind stories of World War II heroes serve as a compelling reminder of what is at stake as antisemitism and xenophobia are on the rise again, and as a call to action to stand against hatred in all its forms.

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Stephen Smith speaks with WWII Liberator Alan Moskin and Holocaust Survivor Dr. Edith Eger

ZOOM Discussion - Liberation Heroes: The Last Eyewitnesses

On May 7, 2020, in conjunction with a virtual screening of Liberation Heroes: The Last Eyewitnesses in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Camps, USC Shoah Foundation hosted a conversation with WWII Liberator Alan Moskin and Holocaust survivor Dr. Edith Eger.

Festivals

Outstanding Documentary Film, 2020
Normandie-World War II International Film Festival

Human Spirit Documentary Award, 2020
Chagrin Documentary Film Festival

Global Insights Stellar Award, 2021
Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Festival

Featurette Documentary Gold Prize, 2020
Social Justice Film Festival

Best of Show, 2020
IMPACT DOCS Awards

Best Short Documentary, 2020
Sedona International Film Festival

Semi-Finalist, Documentary Feature, 2020
Flicker’s Rhode Island International Film Festival

Official Selection
Big Muddy Film Festival, 2021

Official Selection
Breckenridge Film Festival, 2020

Official Selection
Cleveland International Film Festival, 2020

Official Selection
DOCUTAH International Film Festival, 2021

Official Selection
GI Film Festival San Diego, 2021

Official Selection
Global Peace Film Festival, 2020

Official Selection
Jewish Film Festival of Fairfield County, 2021

Official Selection
Julien Dubuque International Film Festival, 2021

Official Selection
New Jersey Jewish Film Festival, 2021

Official Selection
Oxford Film Festival, 2021

Official Selection
San Diego International Jewish Film Festival, 2021

Official Selection
American Documentary and Animation Film Festival, 2020

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