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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.
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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.
Best Short Film, 2021, DOCUTAH International Film Festival
Best Documentary Short, 2021, GI Film Festival San Diego
Best Documentary Short, 2021, Irvine International Film Festival
Global Insights Stellar Award - 40th Annual Season, 2021, Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Festival
2020 Featurette Documentary Gold Prize, Social Justice Film Festival
2020 Human Spirit Documentary Award, Chagrin Documentary Film Festival
2020 Audience Choice Award: Best Short Documentary, Sedona International Film Festival
2020 Outstanding Documentary Film, Normandie-World War II International Film Festival
2020 Best of Show, IMPACT DOCS Awards
Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival, Semi-Finalist