Welcome to the tenth issue of Teaching the Legacy. The subject of this issue is “The Holocaust in the Courtroom”, as we focus on war crimes trials. Also included are updates on activities at the International School and within Yad Vashem in the “What’s New” sections, as well as new publications and a new historical section. We hope you find this newsletter of interest and we look forward to your feedback.
USA, 1989 / English and Hungarian / 194 minutesRecommended for grades 10-12
The FilmMusic Box, released in 1989, was directed by the French-Greek director Costa-Gavras. Joe Eszterhas, who wrote the script, was born in Hungary in 1944. His father Istvan, a newspaper editor, collaborated with the pro-Nazi Hungarian regime and wrote antisemitic literature.Music Box was produced against the background of the unfolding trial of John Demjanjuk in Israel, and the film bears some striking similarities to it. As we shall see, questions arising from the...