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Never Forget (1991)

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A dramatization of a holocaust survivor who confronted a holocaust denial organization's lies in court.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mel Mermelstein
William Cox
Jane Mermelstein
Paul Hampton ...
Richard Fusilier
Jason Presson ...
Bernie Mermelstein
Juliet Sorci ...
Edie Mermelstein (as Juliet Sorcey)
Nicholas Fee ...
David Mermelstein
Kenny Mermelstein (as Ben Gregory)
Hanna Hertelendy ...
Elsie Smolena
Rabbi Hier
Thomas Bellin ...
Rabbi Cooper
Ms. Teitler
Leslie Morris ...
Beverly Hope Atkinson ...
Thomas Keena ...
Judge Johnson


This film tells the story of Mel Mermelstein, a Jewish survivor of the Nazi Holocaust who was angered and horrified at the gall of the Institute for Historical Review, a neo nazi organization dedicated to claiming the Holocaust never happened. Although itching to challenge them, he is initially disuaded by the fact that the organization's standard tactic is to post a reward to anyone who can prove the Holocaust's occurance, then ignore all petitioners and claim that no one has presented any proof, thus ensuring themselves publicity and credibility. That reluctance is removed when a friend notes that this kind of lying represents a breach of contract, leaving the organization open to a lawsuit. Using this bold legal strategy, Mermelstein presents his proof, the IHR takes the bait and Mermelstein takes them to court. Now, Mermelstein must battle the neo nazis not only in court, but outside as well as they try to intimidate him to drop a case that would lead the legal recongition of the ... Written by Kenneth Chisholm <>

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His memory is the last link between murder and justice.


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8 April 1991 (USA)  »

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Bernie Mermelstein: Goin' into the Nazi huntin' business, hey dad?
Mel Mermelstein: What's that supposed to mean?
Bernie Mermelstein: Isn't that what they do at the Anti-Defamation League?
Mel Mermelstein: They're involved in a lot of other things over there as well. Like keeping track of groups like this.
[briefly showing the letter from the Holocaust denier group he received]
Bernie Mermelstein: Don't you think you're kind of over reacting about a dumb letter? There's a lot of nut cases running around shootin' their mouths off.
Mel Mermelstein: Yes. And sometimes people listen to them.
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True story you won't forget
29 October 1999 | by (So. Calif) – See all my reviews

I know William Cox who is portrayed here by Dabney Coleman. After watching the video with him he told me that it was an accurate account of the events that took place. Mr. Cox suffered significant financial losses taking this case but felt a personal need to continue. The concept of using "Contract Law" to establish other legal precedents is now taught to first year law students as a result of this case. Perhaps someday the video will be more widely available.

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