he Holocaust PRESENTS
Film and Panel Discussion
April 22 & 23
Serving Detroit's Metropolitan
for four decades.
Charles A. Buerger
Arthur M. Horwitz
LOCAL NEWS EDITOR:
A DOCUMENTARY ON THE MAJDANEK TRIAL
DUESSELDORF, 1975 - 1981
Directed By EBERHARD FECHNER
THE TRIAL is the only film that has as its subject a complete trial, from beginning to end, involving Nazi atrocities. It was the last
trial of its kind and scope, and the longest in German history.
No filming or tape recording is allowed in a German Courtroom. So Fechner, a highly respected television director in the
Federal Republic of Germany, gathered out-of-court testimony from many of the persons involved: the presiding judge, three
public prosecutors, three investigating attorneys, an historian-expert, ten counsels for the defense, five defendants, thirty-one
witnesses. Fechner worked a near miracle by getting the defendants to talk. During the five and one-half years of the trial they
had remained silent, making use of their right to refuse to testify. But in the film, they speak.
"Der Prozess" with English sub-titles, will be presented over a two-evening period as follows:
Parts I & H Wednesday, April 22, 1987 at 6 p.m., Studio Theatre, Jewish Community Center, Maple-Drake.
Part III - Thursday, April 23, 1987 at 6 p.m., Shiffman Hall, Jewish Community Center, Maple- Drake.
The third part of "Der Prozess" will include a panel discussion featuring:
Prof. Peter Behrens, Professor of Law, University of Hamburg, Germany, Visiting Professor of Law, University of Michigan;
Prof. Geoffrey Eley, Professor of History, University of Michigan;
Dr. Ronald Holloway, Founder, Berlin film journal, Kino;
Rabbi Charles Rosenzveig,Founder and Executive Vice-President, Holocaust Memorial Center;
Dr. Guy Stern, Distiguished Professor of Germanic Language and Literature, Wayne State University.
This two-part program is offered to the Community as a service and is
presented in cooperation with the Goethe Institut Ann Arbor.
Lisa S. Kamil
Mary Lou Weiss
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There is no charge. The building is wheelchair accessible.
To remember is not enough. We must learn.
The Holocaust Memorial Center
America's first and only exclusively designed Holocaust Center
For information, please call the Holocaust Memorial Center 661-0840.
SUBSCRIPTIONS: 1 year-$24 — 2
years-$45. Out of State-$26 per year.
Foreign-$38 per year.
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© 1987 by The Detroit Jewish News
10 Friday, April 10, 1987
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