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Speakers during dinner

Film | RG Number: RG-60.3813 | Film ID: 2655

Dinner conference, unknown speaker talks about the conference.

10:27:55 Yugoslavian Col. Branko Pavlovic is introduced. He greets everyone on behalf of the Yugoslavian delegation. 10:31:03 Talks of Yugoslavia saying no to Hitler. Discusses uprising under Tito. 10:33:40 Hitler's victims, wounds fascism has inflicted upon the people. 10:35:15 Talks of never forgetting what has happened, the conference will help this. Peace must never be threatened.

10:38:10 Chairman introduces Prof. Col. G.I.A.D. Draper of the UK delegation. Thanks for UK delegation being invited, pays respect to the Chairman. Holocaust must never be allowed to be forgotten. Everyone should be educated in it. 10:41:05 Talks about the possibility of making Holocaust denial a criminal offense.

10:41:46 Chairman introduces Lt. Col. Arieh Pinchuk of the Jewish Brigade. Asks delegations to salute the President of the U.S. for holding the conference. "Thank you America." 10:44:07 Tribute and thanks to Allied forces for liberating the camps, special thanks to the Red Army. 10:47:31 Tribute to the British Army and people for allowing the Jewish Brigade to be set up. 10:49:06 If the flag of Buchenwald is not to be hoisted again there are three things which must be done: 1) don't forget, pass on memories and effects. 2) don't distort, do not sugar-coat what happened. 3) don't abandon or criticize the state of Israel for being over-cautious, suspicious or afraid.

10:51:50 Chairman introduces Elie Wiesel, Chairman of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council. 10:52:45 Introduction. Tells a story about a man going to a city where everyone is wrong and corrupt. He decides to save the people by shouting that they must repent. He wrote articles in papers and spread the word but nothing changed. At first people were amused, but then they got bored at being told falsehood was wrong. Years later, a child asked the just-man "why do you go on?" He said in the beginning he was convinced that by shouting loud enough people would listen and change. Now I continue because I don't want them to change me. End of story. 10:57:47 Meetings like this that shows him that sometimes his pessimism is wrong, and that occasionally one gesture can change people. Tonight some hope is justified.

Event:  October 1981
Production:  1981
Washington, DC, United States
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:46:41
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