FINAL ACCOUNT – Interview with Dr. Stephen D. Smith of the Shoah Foundation

Tremendous documentary FINAL ACCOUNT is in theaters today.  Our Gadi Elkon talked with Executive Director of the USC Shoah Foundation, Dr. Stephen D. Smith about he film, the importance of holocaust and genocide education and much more.

FINAL ACCOUNT is an urgent portrait of the last living generation of everyday people to participate in Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich. Over a decade in the making, the film raises vital, timely questions about authority, conformity, complicity and perpetration, national identity, and responsibility, as men and women ranging from former SS members to civilians in never-before-seen interviews reckon with – in very different ways – their memories, perceptions and personal appraisals of their own roles in the greatest human crimes in history.

Dr. Stephen D. Smith, Finci-Viterbi Endowed Executive Director of the USC Shoah Foundation, and Gadi Elkon talked about the importance film has played in keeping the holocaust and other genocide stories in the world’s lexicon.  They also chatted about the unique vantage point of Final Account, the necessities of holocaust recognition especially in the modern world, and so much more!

Interview with USC Shoah Foundation Executive Director, Dr. Stephen D. Smith:

Dr. Stephen D. Smith Interview from Gadi Elkon on Vimeo.

Final Account is out in theaters today.  For more information – FINAL ACCOUNT.

For information about the USC Shoah Foundation.

A film that needs to be seen!!

Director Luke Holland during the filming of FINAL ACCOUNT, released by Focus Features. Courtesy of Focus Features
Director Luke Holland during the filming of FINAL ACCOUNT, released by Focus Features. © 2021 PM Final Account Holdings, LLC. Courtesy of Focus Features LLC.
Director Luke Holland (right) during the filming of FINAL ACCOUNT, released by Focus Features. © 2021 PM Final Account Holdings, LLC. Courtesy of Focus Features LLC.
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