MEET THE TEAM

We are:

Educators. Storytellers. Producers. Writers. Art Directors. Filmmakers. Animators. Sound Designers. Digital Experience Architects. Marketers. Stewards of History. Curious Souls. Do-Gooders on a Mission.

LAURIE PASLER

Project lead, Nuremberg descendant, and creative producer who seamlessly blends content with design across multiple communication channels.

DAVID FRIPT

Education lead and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Teacher Fellow who believes in student-focused classrooms and project-based learning.

CAROLYN SWARTZ

Creative director and writer whose films help organizations tell compelling brand stories through experiences of their people and those they serve.

BOB HERCULES

Peabody Award-winning filmmaker whose work has been seen widely on PBS, Discovery Channel, IFC, TLC and in film festivals around the world.

KIRK NASH

Animation director who combines storytelling with technically accurate, immersive and visually engaging 3D environments.

CHRISTINA WILDE

Executive producer and creative consultant equally adept leading Fortune 500 C-suite clients as she is managing creative, operations, and strategy teams.

SCOTT WINTERROTH

Life-long history buff and public relations/integrated marketing pro, fascinated with elevating non-­fiction historical storytelling into modern tech.

PHIL BERMAN

Technical advisor with a passion for building software, collaborating in teams with diverse skill sets, and helping customers leverage technology.

Courtroom 600 is a project from Descendants Media Group, NFP.

Our mission is to teach and inspire future generations through experiential storytelling.

By sharing and learning from the past, we’ll connect communities, foster empathy, and contribute to a culture of peace, understanding, and tolerance.

Learn more about Descendants Media Group leadership on our website.

“Laurie Pasler and the Descendants Media Group have gathered a remarkable collection of documents, photographs, and other evidence of the everyday life during the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal, the trial to mark the turn toward human rights and the judicial prosecution of war crimes. 

To my knowledge, this is the first attempt to look beyond the central stage of the trial and convey the experience of individual troopers, officers, doctors, and judges.

This meticulous collection synthesizes objects with testimonies from behind the scenes to tell the quotidian story of life on the ground, offering an invaluable insight to researchers, educators, and the general public.” 

Olga Touloumi

Assistant Professor of Art History, Bard College, NY

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