Feb 19 – Zekelman Holocaust Center Hosing Discussion on “Getting Away with Murder(s)” Documentary
Farmington Hills, MI – The Zekelman Holocaust Center (The HC), in Farmington Hills, MI., will host a virtual event regarding the documentary Getting Away with Murder(s) on February 19 at 7 p.m. Filmmaker David Wilkinson’s documentary focuses on how nearly 1 million people who carried out the unprovoked murder of untold millions of people in 22 countries during the Holocaust were never prosecuted.
Jews, Poles, Russian Prisoners of War, Roma, the mentally and physically handicapped, political and religious dissidents, homosexuals and many more were slaughtered at the hand of the Nazis. Ninety-nine percent of those responsible were never prosecuted; with most never even questioned. The vast number of those enthusiastic participants in the murders simply walked away at war’s end – completely untroubled by justice, free to live out the rest of their lives, untouched.
The Allies unanimously agreed to prosecute those responsible when they drew up The London Agreement in August 1945. But, after the 1950s, the Allies’ pursuit of justice simply stopped, deciding not to proceed any further.
Filmmaker David Wilkinson’s relentless pursuit to find an answer to this question took him through 10 different countries over two decades. Interviews with countless experts helped to uncover how most Nazi perpetrators walked away untouched by justice. Wilkinson has distributed 120 films in the UK and Ireland in the cinema, on video, to television and online. He was also an actor who appeared in over 40 theatre, television and film productions.
The film’s UK cinema release was on Oct. 1, 2021 (the 75th Anniversary of the sentencing at the International Tribunal in Nuremberg). Its final cinema screening in the UK was on Nov. 11, 2022 on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. This screening followed a 2-minute silence. It was launched in the United States on Jan. 27, 2023 on International Holocaust Memorial Day to many streaming platforms.
Register and follow the prompts to watch the film at HolocaustCenter.org/February
Program Supporters include Robin and Leo Eisenberg, Barbara & Edward Klarman, Fran & Marc Newman, Linda & Jerome Sabbota, and Shelley & Joel Tauber. Program Sponsor is Simon Foundation.
About The Zekelman Holocaust Center
The Zekelman Holocaust Center (The HC) is a 55,000-square-foot museum and Library Archive in Farmington Hills that teaches about the senseless murder of millions and why each of us must respect and stand up for the rights of others if we are to prevent future genocide and hate crimes.
The lessons of history are used to create a call to action, teaching visitors through the examples of those who risked their lives to save others, and asking our guests to react to contemporary challenges such as racism and prejudice.
Exhibits include artifacts such as an authentic WWII-era boxcar, video testimonies, films, paintings, and a sapling from the tree located outside Anne Frank’s hiding place window that is described in her diary.
Located on the second floor above the museum, the Library Archive is an important resource for academics, the media and families researching their heritage. A national leader in innovative genocide education, The HC serves over 100,000 Michiganders each year.
Hours: Sunday through Thursday 9:30 am to 5:00 pm and Friday 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. The last admission is one hour before closing. Wheelchair accessible. Free parking. For additional information, visit www.holocaustcenter.org or call 248-553-2400.
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