Cultural Outing – The Exhibition ‘Filming the Camps’

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About this event:

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

The AFD/FIM organizes with the Holocaust Memorial Center (in Farmington Hills) a cultural outing on Monday, November 5th to see the exhibition : Filming the Camps from Hollywood to Nuremberg. More details about the exhibition below.

Join us to appreciate and enjoy this cultural opportunity as a group with someone from the Holocaust Memorial Center who will be pleased to answer all your questions (in English).

Transportation and expenses would be the responsibility of those who wish to attend, but the French Institute will arrange reservations for the museum admission.

Please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to attend so that we can make the necessary arrangements (preferably within the next couple weeks). Family and friends are welcome to come along! We will be able to provide more details about cost, once we know how many people are interested in taking part in this cultural excursion.

Contact us by phone: (248)538-5440 or by email : with the subject heading “Exhibition filming the camps with AFD/FIM”.

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.