Denial: Film Screening and Discussion on November 8, 2017

Please join us on Wednesday, November 8, at 4:00 pm when the Center for Judaic Studies will present a film screening of Denial in remembrance of Kristallnacht. Guest speaker and Kristallnacht survivor Hans Laufer will provide remarks and answer questions prior to the screening.

The event takes place in Video Theater 2 at the Homer Babbidge Library on Storrs campus and is part of an institution-wide day of reflection and conversation on the theme, "Together: Confronting Racism." Since 1970, the University of Connecticut has designated special days of engaged and transformative learning on campus. For more information on the day's events visit:

If you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Pamela Weathers at 860-486-2271 or


About the Film

Starring Oscar-winner Rachel Weisz, the film Denial is based on the acclaimed book, Denial: Holocaust History on Trial, which tells the true story of Professor Deborah E. Lipstadt’s fight against Holocaust denier David Irving over his falsification of history. Faced with a libel lawsuit in a British court, Lipstadt and her attorneys must prove that the Holocaust really happened.

"Denial is a siren call for truth" - Andrea Mandell, USA Today

"Essential Viewing. Rachel Weisz is a knockout" - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone