Arlette Andersen, 97, is one of the last survivors in the world, who can tell her story about one year captivity in Auschwitz, the largest and the most notorious of all Nazi death camps. For 25 years she has traveled around in Denmark with 426 lectures, and has thus told her story to almost 100,000 people - mainly young people in high schools and other schools.


In the spring of 2015, Arlette Andersen stopped her lecture activity, and the documentary, Arlette - a story we must never forget, is a documentation of this long-standing lecture tour around Denmark.


The documentary is produced by Kvist Kommunikation on the initiative of journalist, writer and photographer Thomas Kvist Christiansen, Fredericia, who also is the screenwriter and narrator.


The film is edited and visually / graphically created by co-director and film editor Peter Kvist Christiansen, with music composed by the Danish composer and guitarist Knud Møller. The film contains a number of unique drawings produced by the German illustrator Michael Stach.


The documentary is based on one of Arlette Andersen's lectures in 2014, where she tells her story to an audience in Trinitatis Church in Fredericia - from growing up in the Marais district in Paris, over the escape from the Jewish persecutors in Paris and the arrest in the university town of Clermont Ferrand to deportation and captivity in Auschwitz as well as death marches and homecoming in May 1945.


Duration: 81 minutes.

Release date - version 1: May 17, 2017

Release date - version 2: January 27, 2020


CONTRIBUTING:


Arlette Andersen - Auschwitz survivor


Otto Rühl - historian, Holocaust expert

and teacher at Helsingør Gymnasium.


Françoise Maury Fernandez -

historian, Clermont Ferrand


Peter Langwithz Smith - author

and Auschwitz expert


Odile Collet Mórelon - eyewitness of the

1943 arrest in Clermont Ferrand


Anne Marie Magot - eyewitness of the

1943 arrest in Clermont Ferrand


Fernand Froidefond - Arlette's acquaintances

from Durtol in 1942-43


Francois Zimeray - French Ambassador to Denmark.


THE TEAM BEHIND THE FILM:


Instruction, manuscript and narration:

Thomas Kvist Christiansen


Editor, co-instructor and graphic designer:

Peter Kvist Christiansen


Film and photo work:

Thomas Kvist Christiansen


Composer and co-director:

Knud Møller


Illustrator:

Michael Stark


Sound mix:

Morten Maltesen

ARLETTE - A STORY WE MUST NEVER FORGET

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