At the Holocaust Memorial Center
28123 Orchard Lake Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48334
THE EXHIBITION : Filming the Camps
from Hollywood to Nuremberg
Exhibition in Farmington Hills, Michigan
Thursday 26 july 2018 – Sunday 30 december 2018
Hollywood directors John Ford, George Stevens, and Samuel Fuller entertained audiences with American cinema classics like The Grapes of Wrath, Shane, and The Big Red One. But their most important contribution to history was their work in the U.S. Armed Forces and Secret Services, filming the realities of war and the liberation of Nazi concentration camps.
Their documentation provides an essential visual record of WWII. Filming the Camps presents rare footage of the liberation of Dachau with detailed directors’ notes, narratives describing burials at Falkenau, and the documentary produced as evidence at the Nuremberg trials, among other historic material. Now, this material is being made available to a general audience in the U.S.
The exhibition, curated by historian and film director Christian Delage, was designed, created, and distributed by the Mémorial de la Shoah (Paris, France), and made possible through the generous support of SNCF.
Presented in Farmington Hills through the generous support of Holocaust Memorial Center, Mémorial de la Shoah, Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts, and SNCF.
Communication partners also include the Consulate General of France in Chicago, the Embassy of France in the United States, Alliance Française de Détroit/French Institute of Michigan, French School of Detroit.
Special exhibit supporters include Barbara & Jim Bayson, Sandy & Jim Danto, Robin & Leo Eisenberg, Rozie & Bernie Friedman, Lisa & Robert Gittleman, Nancy & James Grosfeld, The Karp Family, Jackie & Larry Kraft, Christine, David, & Paige Lustig.
Opening program supporters include Jake Billmeyer, In honor of David Lustig, Stewart Shear.
You are cordially invited to the opening of the exhibition
Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Doors 6pm | Program 7pm | Reception 8pm
Rabbi Eli Mayerfeld, Chief Executive Officer, Holocaust Memorial Center Jean Mallebay-Vacqueur, Honorary Consul General of France in Detroit Jacques Fredj, Executive Director, Mémorial de la Shoah Christian Delage, Historian and Curator of the exhibition
This workshop is organized in conjunction with the presentation of “Filming the Camps, from Hollywood to Nuremberg: John Ford, Samuel Fuller, George Stevens” at the Holocaust Memorial Center, an exhibition curated by historian and film director Christian Delage, designed, created, and distributed by the Mémorial de la Shoah (Paris, France), and made possible through the generous support of SNCF.