"The Typist" screenings

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Larry Tillemans of Sartell, believed to be the last living clerk-typist from the Nuremberg Trials, shares his experiences in the film “The Typist,” which will be screened 12:30 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Voyageur Room of Atwood Memorial Center

The film, which was produced by KSMQ Public Television, Austin, Minn., recounts Tillemans’ experiences documenting the testimonies of victims and perpetrators of the Nazi Holocaust.

St. Cloud State's Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education is presenting the screening.

Production of the 2013 documentary was made possible through a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. The screenings are free and open to the public and co-sponsored by The Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas. 

The 1945-46 military tribunals in Nuremburg, Germany, targeted the political, military and economic leadership of the Nazi government in Germany and German-occupied territories. The Nazi's regime's crimes included a massive system of forced-labor and concentration camps, which killed an estimated 10 million people, six million of whom were Jews.

Jan. 27 was International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a United Nations sponsored annual memorial day for the victims of the 1933-45 genocide in Europe.       

For 20 years Tillemans has shared his story at schools, churches, prisons and other settings. The documentary includes scenes from these engagements and reiterates Tillemans’ "never forget" message.

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