Format: 16mm Black & White
Runtime: 58 min
Karl Du Plessis
National Film Board of Canada
On the 20th anniversary of his liberation, a Jewish Holocaust survivor makes a pilgrimage back to Bergen-Belsen, the Nazi death camp where he was held. As he travels through the new Germany accompanied by his 18-year-old son, painful memories resurface, recalled through a series of flashbacks.
One of Brittain's best films, Memorandum blends direct cinema and stock footage to create a conceptually complex film. A multiple award–winning film, it blends the present with the past to offer a powerful and deeply moving account of "murder by memorandum," Hitler’s final solution to the "Jewish problem."