A workshop by the Mémorial de la Shoah, Paris, France
When : Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 8:45am–4:00pm
Where : At the Holocaust Memorial Center
28123 Orchard Lake Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48334
What: 5 SCECHs
Lunch and materials included at no cost to teachers
$20 SCECH application fee for teachers
8:45am–9:15am > Registration & breakfast
Coffee, tea and breakfast snacks will be provided.
9:15am–9:45am > “Using Historical Film to Teach History”
An introductory lecture by historian and documentary film director Christian Delage.
9:45am–11:15am > “A First in History: Film as Evidence in the Nuremberg Trials”
Christian Delage’s lecture will focus on the double role that film played in the Nuremberg trials. When the Allied forces of World War II formed an international tribunal to prosecute Nazi war crimes, they introduced two major innovations to court procedure. The prosecution projected film footage and newsreels shot by British, Soviet, and American soldiers as they discovered Nazi camps. These images, presented as human testimony and material evidence, were instrumental in naming and prosecuting war crimes. At the same time, the Nuremberg tribunal was filmed so that the memory of “the greatest trial in history” would remain strong in future generations.
11:15am–12:00pm > Lunch Break
Lunch boxes and beverages will be provided.
12:00pm–1:15pm > Guided Learning Experience Using Film as an Exhibit
Led by curator Christian Delage.
1:30pm–3:45pm > “Collecting Archives of the Holocaust: from the CDJC to the Mémorial de la Shoah”
A lecture by Jacques Fredj, who will go in depth with the historical context of Vichy France, as well as introduce the Mémorial de la Shoah’s mission since the creation of the Center for Contemporary Jewish Documentation CDJC in 1943.
3:45pm–4:00pm > Closing Remarks
A summary of the day and collection of the SCECHs for the Michigan Department of Education.
This workshop is organized in conjunction with the presentation of “Filming the Camps, from Hollywood to Nuremberg: John Ford, Samuel Fuller, George Stevens” at the Holocaust Memorial Center, an exhibition curated by historian and film director Christian Delage, designed, created, and distributed by the Mémorial de la Shoah (Paris, France), and made possible through the generous support of SNCF.
Participating teachers will receive a Certificate of Attendance and Course Completion Form for five (5) contact hours. While conceived for teachers and educators, this program is also open to the general audience.
For more information, contact:
Aliza Tick at firstname.lastname@example.org