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Memorandum
1965, director: Donald Brittain, John Spotton
The Nazis regarded Jews, Roma and certain other minorities...
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Memorandum
Excerpt  (0:02) 1965, director: Donald Brittain, John Spotton
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The Nazis regarded Jews, Roma and certain other minorities as sub-human. Millions were put to death in a system of industrialized slaughter, including about six million European Jews. In 1965 a delegation of North American Jews, survivors of concentration camps, travel to Germany in the company of NFB filmmaker Donald Brittain. Bernard Laufer, a camp survivor, is part of the group.

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The memorandum was Hitler's and the subject was the solution to the "Jewish problem." In this film, a Jewish Holocaust survivor who escaped that solution takes a holiday from his glazier's shop to join an emotional pilgrimage to Bergen Belsen. In travelling through the new Germany, this man remembers; scenes still vivid in his mind are recalled in flashback.