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  • Date and time: Tuesday 28 January 2020, 6.30pm to 8.15pm
  • Location: Room SLB/118, Spring Lane Building, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to alumni, staff, students, the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Holocaust Memorial Day Event

When Allied forces liberated the Nazi concentration camps, their terrible discoveries were recorded by army cameramen, revealing for the first time the horror of what had happened. 

Using British, Soviet and American footage, the Ministry of Information's Sidney Bernstein collaborated with Alfred Hitchcock to make a film that would provide evidence of the Nazi's unspeakable crimes. Yet, despite initial support from the British and US governments, the film was shelved. In this compelling documentary by AndrĂ© Singer (executive producer, The Act of Killing), the full story of the filming of the camps and the fate of Bernstein's project, which has now been restored and completed by Imperial War Museums, can finally be told.

Film screening followed by discussion. After the screening Dr Lisa Peschel (TFTI), André singer (Director), David Hickman (independent film-maker), and Toby Haggith (Imperial War Museum) will take questions from the audience.

Please note this film contains scenes of the holocaust which some viewers may find distressing. 

Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Hearing loop