Hollywood directors John Ford, George Stevens, and Samuel Fuller entertained audiences with 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.
Their documentation provides an essential visual record of WWII. Filming the Campspresents 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. Now, this material is being made available to a general audience in the U.S.
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 Farmington Hills through the generous support of Holocaust Memorial Center, Mémorial de la Shoah, Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts, and SNCF.
Communication partners also include the Consulate General of France in Chicago, the Embassy of France in the United States, Alliance Française de Détroit/French Institute of Michigan, French School of Detroit.
Special exhibit supporters include Barbara & Jim Bayson, Sandy & Jim Danto, Robin & Leo Eisenberg, Rozie & Bernie Friedman, Lisa & Robert Gittleman, Nancy & James Grosfeld, The Karp Family, Jackie & Larry Kraft, Christine, David, & Paige Lustig.
Opening program supporters include Jake Billmeyer, In honor of David Lustig, Stewart Shear.