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Never Forget (1991)

Unrated | | Drama, History | TV Movie 8 April 1991
The story of Mel Mermelstein, an American holocaust survivor who confronted a Holocaust denial organization's lies in court.

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Mel Mermelstein
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William Cox
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Jane Mermelstein
Paul Hampton ...
Richard Fusilier
Jason Presson ...
Bernie Mermelstein
Juliet Sorci ...
Edie Mermelstein (as Juliet Sorcey)
Nicholas Fee ...
David Mermelstein
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Kenny Mermelstein (as Ben Gregory)
Hanna Hertelendy ...
Elsie Smolena
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Rabbi Hier
Thomas Bellin ...
Rabbi Cooper
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Ms. Teitler
Leslie Morris ...
Schorr
Beverly Hope Atkinson ...
Lorraine
Thomas Keena ...
Judge Johnson
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Mel Mermelstein is a Jewish survivor of the Nazi Holocaust who is angered and horrified at the gall of the Institute for Historical Review, an organization claiming the Holocaust never happened. Although itching to challenge them, he is initially dissuaded by the fact that the organization's standard tactic is to post a reward to anyone who can prove the Holocaust's occurrence, then ignore all petitioners and claim that no one has presented any proof, thus ensuring themselves publicity and credibility. However, a lawyer 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 to the Holocaust's occurrence being declared a legally incontestable fact. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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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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After Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), this was the second time that Carl Steven played a younger version of a character played by Leonard Nimoy. See more »

Quotes

Ms. Teitler: I'm afraid there's no help we can give you.
Anti-Defamation League man #2: There is no way for you to get satisfaction, Mr. Mermelstein.
Mel Mermelstein: Satisfaction? What I want is justice.
Anti-Defamation League man #2: Any legal satisfaction. This letter is not actionable, which means there are no means to take them into court. Of course, ah, I mean a real court, a United States court, not their kangaroo court.
Ms. Teitler: Let me tell you something you probably already know: Now, the Institute for Historical Review is part of an ongoing germ; it's a network of professional liars ...
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It bothered me.
18 December 1999 | by (Greenleaf, Idaho) – See all my reviews

I watched this film some time ago because I've always had an interest in Holocaust studies. This film left a truly bad impression. Basically, they use the docudrama genre to play with facts the way Oliver Stone does. There is slanderous innuendo and other misrepresentation. If you take it with a grain of salt, you might be okay, but it is a good example why this kind of movie should rarely be made.


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