Filming the camps

When Hollywood Went To The Holocaust, For Evidence

Taking in the ‘Filming the Camps’ exhibit.

04/03/2012
Associate Editor

Was there ever a war in which the combatants took movies as seriously as in World War II? Not just on the homefront, with studio dramas such as “Casablanca,” and Germany’s anti-Semitic “Jud Suss,” but on the front itself, where “shooting” meant cameras, along with the guns.

Director John Ford, center with pipe, with his film crew at Midway. Before reaching the camps.
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