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Memorandum
1965, director: Donald Brittain, John Spotton
The Nazis referred to their systematic genocide of European...
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Fields of Sacrifice
1963, director: Donald Brittain
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Fields of Sacrifice
1963, director: Donald Brittain
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Fields of Sacrifice
1963, director: Donald Brittain
Canadians played a vital role in liberating Holland in...
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Il était une guerre
1959, director: Louis Portugais
Getting married was one way of avoiding military service....
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To the Ladies
1946
Having played an essential role in the wartime economy,...
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To the Ladies
1946
In 1941 the Canadian government imposed a total freeze on...
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Memorandum
Excerpt  (0:05) 1965, director: Donald Brittain, John Spotton
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The Nazis referred to their systematic genocide of European Jews as the "Final Solution." Bernard Laufer, a Polish Jew who survived eleven concentration camps, visits Germany in 1965. Having lost most of his family in the Holocaust, Laufer moved to Canada after the war. Archival images illustrate the Nazi persecution of Jewish communities.

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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.