FORGET US NOT Reveals Stories of 5 Million Non-Jewish Holocaust Victims
During WWII Hitler embarked on a systematic campaign to annihilate the Jewish population. But his plans to create an Aryan Nation did not end with the unprecedented persecution of the Jewish people. From 1933 to 1945, millions of individuals were arrested, shipped to labor and death camps and classified for their various offenses using a color-coded system of triangles and other symbols. An estimated 11 million lost their lives. Thousands more survived and bear the scars emotionally and physically of a life brutally lived.
Since its release on the festival circuit in August of 2013, "Forget Us Not" has Gone on to win numerous awards including Best Of Festival at the Columbia Gorge International Film Festival, Awards of Merit in both Feature Documentary and Editing by the Accolade Film Competition, Helping Hands Humanitarian Award at the Rhode Island International Film Festival and the World Peace Relations Award & Award for Best Narrator at The Artisan Festival International: World Peace Initiative Hamptons. Now, after having great success in 2013, Forget Us Not will screen at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on April 6 at 2:15pm.
Produced and directed by Heather E. Connell and narrated by "Sons of Anarchy" star Ron Perlman, this moving and in depth documentary looks at the persecution and subsequent death of the 5 million non-Jewish victims of the WWII Holocaust and the lives of those who survived.
Robert Wagemann, born with a physical disability, finds himself targeted twice. Nearly euthanized for being 'imperfect', he is snuck out of the hospital by his mother and spends the war hiding with his parents who have arrest warrants out against them for being Jehovah's Witnesses.
Ceija Stojka, a Roma girl, sees her father arrested and dragged off to Dachau, where he later dies. Shortly after, she is rounded up with the rest of her family and shipped to Auschwitz.
Vera Young, a Polish Catholic teen is separated from the rest of her family and sent to a concentration camp, where she survives each brutal day by sewing uniforms for her Nazi captors before being sent on a 900 mile death march.
Natalia Orloff, a Ukraine child, is marched with her family to the Polish border before being put on a train and sent to a work camp where sickness and starvation dominates her life and memories.
Through stories of survivors and historical footage, these lesser-known voices are brought to life. Forget Us Not strives to educate and give tribute to those who were killed for their religion, ethnicity, political views, sexual orientation, and physical handicaps.
We invite you to join us on April 6th at 2:15pm for this special screening in Los Angeles in partnership with First Glance Film Festivals or learn more about the film at http://www.forgetusnotmovie.com
Heather E. Connell is the Executive Producer/Owner of Displaced Yankee Productions. Founded in 2001, DYP is an independent film company dedicated to using film as a platform for education, raising social awareness and activism through entertainment.