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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.

Director:

Joseph Sargent

Writer:

Ronald Rubin
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonard Nimoy ... Mel Mermelstein
Dabney Coleman ... William Cox
Blythe Danner ... Jane Mermelstein
Paul Hampton ... Richard Fusilier
Jason Presson ... Bernie Mermelstein
Juliet Sorci Juliet Sorci ... Edie Mermelstein (as Juliet Sorcey)
Nicholas Fee Nicholas Fee ... David Mermelstein
Benji Gregory ... Kenny Mermelstein (as Ben Gregory)
Hanna Landy ... Elsie Smolena (as Hanna Hertelendy)
David Margulies ... Rabbi Hier
Thomas Bellin Thomas Bellin ... Rabbi Cooper
Tracy Brooks Swope ... Ms. Teitler
Leslie Morris Leslie Morris ... Schorr
Beverly Hope Atkinson Beverly Hope Atkinson ... Lorraine
Thomas Keena 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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Drama | History

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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

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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Those that hate...
20 May 2007 | by wolf008See all my reviews

For those that hate, there were never enough minorities tortured, hung, gassed or stuffed into ovens to satisfy their aversion. By means of their denial that the holocaust existed, or their statements that events were "over-exaggerated", they aim to further insult and injure the survivors and descendants of those who suffered Hitlers "final solution".

There was a time after the war that we said "never again"! Never again would we allow genocide to occur anywhere on this planet. How soon we forget our pledge. Genocide and ethnic cleansing are still very much a reality, and just as it did in the early days of Hitlers Germany, it goes on mostly unfettered and continues today in places like Rwanda, and Malaysia. At the very least we need to send a message to those that hate and commit acts of wholesale murder.

Hitler still exists. His legacy resides in men like president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, who called for the destruction of Israel, and who goes virtually unopposed by the world community. It is no surprise that Ahmadinejad is a holocaust denier himself, and has even called for conferences in an attempt to question the events in Nazi Germany. He has called for Jews and Christians to be forced to distinguish themselves by wearing colored badges. Very reminiscent to Nazi Germany's requiring the Jews to wear the Star of David. Mostly Ahmadinejad is a man of words rather than actions at present time. However, there once was a time when Hitler was confined to spewing his hate in the beer halls of Bavaria. Do we ever learn? I have found that hate doesn't have to have logic or reason, it just has to exist. No matter where hate exists, no matter what race or religion it is aimed at, it must not go unopposed. These men and their ideas must be stopped. Today they come for your neighbor, but perhaps tomorrow they will come for you.


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