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Filming the Camps – John Ford, Samuel Fuller, George Stevens: From Hollywood to Nuremberg

May 6 – Nov 20, 2015
Atlanta History Center
130 West Paces Ferry Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30305

Hollywood directors John Ford, George Stevens, and Samuel Fuller created American cinema classics like The Grapes of Wrath, Shane, and The Big Red One. But their most important contribution to history was their work in the U.S. Armed Forces and Secret Services, filming the realities of war and the liberation of Nazi concentration camps. Filming the Camps presents rare footage of the liberation of Dachau with detailed directors’ notes, narratives describing burials at Falkenau, and the documentary produced as evidence at the Nuremberg trials, among other historic material. In addition to this rare footage, the exhibition shows how the violence of World War II and the exposure to the victims of Nazi atrocities caused a complete upheaval in the lives and careers of these three Hollywood directors.

Click here to listen to American veterans’ stories who witnessed the camps firsthand – recorded and preserved by Atlanta History Center’s Veterans History Project.

This exhibition is free to members; included in the cost of general admission for nonmembers. For more information, please call 404.814.4000. 

Visit the Memorial de la Shoah’s exhibition website.

Support: 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. 

Presented in Atlanta through the generous support of the Scott Hudgens Family Foundation, Victoria and Howard Palefsky, the Rich Foundation, Jackie and Tony Montag, Count and Countess Ferdinand and Monique Seefried, the Consul General of France Denis Barbet, and Dr. James Braude. 

Click here for a schedule of accompanying programs.

visit Atlanta History Center for additional info/details.

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