“Night Will Fall’
Bayou Renaissance Man has posted a brief article about the upcoming HBO documentary: “Night Will Fall.” It contains footage from Hitchcock’s documentary about the liberation of the Nazi death camps, a documentary that sadly and for political reasons was shelved for years. It airs tomorrow, January 27, International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is important that as many as possible see this and similar films.
There are so many who deny the Holocaust. Though many of those will never be convinced, reaching them is not the real need. The real need is to reach the rest of us, now, especially if you believe, as I do, that the world is again perched on the brink of madness. Bayou Renaissance Man’s words are perhaps the best way to close this posting.
“The tragic thing is, because this documentary has been suppressed for so long, and because footage of Holocaust atrocities is so seldom broadcast, a whole generation – more than one generation – has lost touch with just how horrifying this part of history really was. Partly as a result, there have been more such atrocities in the years since: the Killing Fields, Srebrenica, Sabra and Shatila, Rwanda, and heaven knows how many more.
We need to see these images . . . these people. Man’s inhumanity to man, personified. We need to remember, so that they may never be forgotten. May their souls rest in whatever peace is possible to them.”