Holocaust Museum LA will present the “Teicholz Holocaust Remembrance Film Series: Documentary Films,” a virtual series of three curated films and talks, beginning Tuesday, August 2 at 6 p.m. Upon registration, attendees will receive a link to watch the films in advance and then join via Zoom for live discussions with award-winning journalist, author and film historian Tom Teicholz and film-specific guests.
The series kicks off with the acclaimed “Speer Goes to Hollywood” (2020), a cautionary tale of high-ranking Nazi Albert Speer’s 1971 attempt to whitewash his past with a Hollywood adaptation of his bestselling wartime memoir, “Inside the Third Reich”. Winner of several awards, including Best Documentary at the Israeli Academy Awards, the film was hailed by the Los Angeles Times as a “lively and vital film…has a lot to say and says it well”. The roundtable will include one of the documentary’s producers, Kelly Goldberg, board member of the Holocaust Museum LA; Steve Ross, author and professor of history at USC; and Marion and Myron Casden, director of the Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life.
The Aug. 9 film, “Pizza in Auschwitz” (2008), is the story of Holocaust survivor Danny Chanoch, who endured five concentration camps and finally managed to convince his reluctant children to retrace his journey. The purpose of the trip is to spend a night in Auschwitz in the same barracks where he once slept. The Jewish Chronicle called the film “a deeply poignant story about a different kind of Holocaust survival.” Panelists will be announced shortly.
On August 16, two short films, “One Survivor Remembers” (1995) and the West German film “Ihr Zent Frei” (“You Are Free”) (1983), will be presented. Gerda Weissmann’s tale of Holocaust survival, “One Survivor Remembers” won both an Oscar (Best Documentary, Short) and an Emmy for Outstanding Informational Special and was produced by HBO and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. In 2012, the film was selected for inclusion in the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry, a registry reserved for “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” films.
“Ihr Zent Frei” was nominated for the Oscar for best documentary, short film. The film highlights the stories of five former US servicemen and one survivor who share their personal stories of liberation from Nazi concentration camps in 1945.
The panel will include “One Survivor Remembers” director Kary Antholis and renowned Holocaust scholar Michael Berenbaum.
The Teicholz Holocaust Remembrance 2022 film series is supported by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Rita and Leo Greenland Family Foundation and the Davidson-Hooker Fund.
To register and for more information go to:
“Speer Goes to Hollywood”: https://cloud.broadwayworld.com/rec/ticketclick.cfm?fromlink=2187445®id=9&articlelink=https%3A%2F%2Fholocaustmuseumla.org%2Fevent-details%2Fspeer-goes-to -virtual-hollywood-screening-and-panel-discussion?utm_source=BWW2022&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=article&utm_content=bottombuybutton1
“Pizza in Auschwitz”: https://holocaustmuseumla.org/event-details/pizza-in-auschwitz-virtual-screening-and-panel-discussion
“A Survivor Remembers” and “Ihr Zent Frei” (“You Are Free”): https://holocaustmuseumla.org/event-details/one-survivor-remembers-virtual-screening-and-panel-discussion