In recognition of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, a series of short and feature films will be presented for viewing and discussion. The following are estimated start times of each film. Audience members are welcome to join or leave throughout the afternoon.
1:00 PM – A video introduction to the award-winning documentary, A Film Unfinished, featuring interviews with relevant film researchers and scholars. (2010, 25 min)
1:30 PM – A Film Unfinished examines a recently found film reel from an unfinished Nazi movie entitled “Das Ghetto.” For decades, historians have relied on “Das Ghetto” as a portrayal of life in occupied Warsaw and this new footage provides rare insights into one of the biggest propaganda machines of all time. (2010, 90 min)
3:15 PM – Death Mills is a 1945 American film directed by Billy Wilder and produced by the United States Department of War. The film was intended for German audiences to educate them about the atrocities committed by the Nazi regime. (1945, 22 min)
3:45 PM – Night and Fog is a 1956 French documentary short film directed by Alain Resnais. It was made ten years after the liberation of Nazi concentration camps and features the abandoned grounds of Auschwitz and Majdanek while describing the lives of prisoners in the camps. (1956, 32 min)