March 31, 2000
UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM HOSTS WITNESS: VOICES FROM THE HOLOCAUST WASHINGTON PREMIERE
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum presents the Washington, D.C., premiere of the film, Witness: Voices From the Holocaust, on April 6, 2000, at 7:00 p.m. A discussion with filmmaker Joshua Greene and the Museum’s Director of Film and Video, Raye Farr, will follow. Admission is free and open to the public. To guarantee seating, please contact tickets.com at (800) 400-9373. Tickets.com service fees apply.
The film features 18 never-before-screened witness testimonies from Holocaust survivors, liberators, POWs, resistance fighters, and bystanders. Many of the witnesses in the film speak for the first time of what they had seen and experienced. Taken from the Fortunoff Holocaust Archive at Yale University, the film includes excerpts from many of the earliest post-war Holocaust testimonies. It chronicles life before, during and after World War II, revealing memories of those who had witnessed the Nazi era first-hand.
A unique public-private partnership, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has welcomed more than 13.5 million visitors since it opened in April 1993. This May, it will mark two decades of its founders’ visionary leadership with the opening of its newest exhibition, Flight and Rescue, the national Days of Remembrance ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda, and an evening honoring the work of the President’s Commission on the Holocaust and its successor, the United States Holocaust Memorial Council.
For more information regarding the film, or to arrange an interview with director Joshua Greene, please contact the Media Relations Department at the Holocaust Memorial Museum: Andy Hollinger at (202) 488-0441 or firstname.lastname@example.org.