The Exhibition:Filming the Camps

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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 WWIIFilming 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.

 

INAUGURATION

 

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

Speakers

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

To RSVP, call 248.553.2400, ext. 145 or visit: https://tinyurl.com/hmcfilming

 

WORKSHOP : Films and Archives of WWII and the Holocaust.

 

A workshop by the Mémorial de la Shoah, Paris, France

When : Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 8:45am–3:45pm

Where : At the Holocaust Memorial Center
28123 Orchard Lake Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48334

What: 5 SCECHs
Lunch and materials included
No cost to teachers

Program

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.

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