Ford and his crew at Midway, 1942

FILM AND ARCHIVES OF WORLD WAR II

AND THE HOLOCAUST 

 

Sunday, August 27
9:30 am - 3:30 pm 

 

Attendees register at or (323) 456-5086

Participating teachers will receive a Certificate of Attendance and Course Completion Form for five and a half (5.5) contact hours. While conceived for teachers and educators, this program is also open to the general public.


A free workshop for teachers and educators organized by the Mémorial de la Shoah and hosted by Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, with the support of the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles, the Embassy of France in the United States, 20th Century Fox, the Alliance Française of Los Angeles, the Alliance Française of Pasadena, and SNCF.

This workshop is organized in conjunction with the presentation of “Filming the Camps, from Hollywood to Nuremberg: John Ford, Samuel Fuller, George Stevens” at Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, 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.

Click here to download the program for the workshop.

 

Click here to view the calendar of events for the exhibit.


SCHEDULE

9:30am–10:00am > Registration
Coffee, tea, and breakfast snacks will be provided.

10:00am–11:00am > “A First in History: Film as Evidence in the Nuremberg Trials”
Christian Delage’s lecture will focus on the double role that film played in the Nuremberg trials. When the Allied forces of World War II formed an international tribunal to prosecute Nazi war crimes, they introduced two major innovations to court procedure. The prosecution projected film footage and newsreels shot by British, Soviet, and American soldiers as they discovered Nazi camps. These images, presented as human testimony and material evidence, were instrumental in naming and prosecuting war crimes. At the same time, the Nuremberg tribunal was filmed so that the memory of “the greatest trial in history” would remain strong in future generations.

11:00am–12:00pm > Tour of the exhibition
Guided tour by curator Christian Delage.

12:00pm–1:00pm > Lunch Break
Lunch boxes and beverages will be provided.

1:00pm–2:30pm > “Collecting Archives of the Holocaust: from the CDJC to the Mémorial de la Shoah”
A lecture by Jacques Fredj, who will give a broad historical context and introduce the Mémorial de la Shoah’s mission since the creation of the CDJC, the Center for Contemporary Jewish Documentation, in 1943.

2:30pm–3:30pm > Testimony by Belgium-American hidden child Betty Hyatt
A lecture by Betty Hyatt, who survived in France with her mother and brother under the Vichy Regime. She will speak about their wartime experience.


Photo credit:

Ford and his crew at Midway, 1942
© Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana