Join us for the opening reception for Filming the Camps: John Ford, Samuel Fuller, George Stevens: From Hollywood to Nuremberg.
Reception: 5:30 p.m.
Program: 6:30 p.m.
Remarks from Deborah Sinclair, Head of Touring Exhibitions in North America, Memorial de la Shoah and Christian Delage, Historian and Exhibit Curator
The Nuremberg Trials in 1945 used an unprecedented form of evidence—film of the war and the liberation of concentration camps. The raw footage compiled into a documentary titled Nazi Concentration Camps became crucial evidence, presenting the crimes the Nazis committed in an unflinching and authentic format to the court.
The exhibit, opening February 16, 2017, features the work of three filmmakers: John Ford, Samuel Fuller, and George Stevens. It explores the filmmakers’ experiences during and after World War II, the footage they captured of Nazi atrocities, and the impact the war had on their careers.
The exhibition contains film and photographs of World War II as well as clips from the filmmakers’ pre-war careers. 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.
This presentation was made possible through the support of the Consulate General of France in Houston, the Embassy of France in the United States, and SNCF. This presentation is sponsored by the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Consulate General of France in Houston, the Embassy of France in the United States, and SNCF and is on view at the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance February 16—August 3, 2017.