Poster for Morgenthau There is a family dynasty that has played a vital role in the most dramatic social and political moments of the twentieth century, yet they are not a household name. Drawing from over 70 interviews with noted historians, journalists, politicians, and the Morgenthau family and friends, MORGENTHAU tells the story of three men and their battles in the service of justice for all. MORGENTHAU tells the epic story of three generations of an American family whose continual fight for justice brought them to the forefront of the most dramatic events of the past hundred years. The lives of Henry Morgenthau Senior, United States Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, Henry Morgenthau Junior, United States Secretary of Treasury under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Robert M. Morgenthau, District Attorney of New York County for over 30 years reveal new perspectives on the social and political shifts throughout the twentieth century. From fighting for international action against the genocide of Armenians on the cusp of WWI, through the efforts to rescue Jews during the Holocaust despite American political obstruction, and on to the struggle to reduce street crime and pioneer the prosecution of white collar corruption in New York City, the trajectory of the three Morgenthau generations epitomizes the American experience and the lasting value of public service.

107 minutes
Max Lewkowicz

Shown at

  1. 13th Annual JCC Rockland International Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  2. 18th Annual Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival (Detroit) - 2016
  3. 20th Denver Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  4. 27th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival - 2017
  5. Atlanta Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  6. Boulder Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  7. Tucson International Jewish Film Festival - 2017

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