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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
... William Cox
... Jane Mermelstein
... Richard Fusilier
... 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 ... 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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Drama | History

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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 »

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Little boy in the group of children visiting Mel's Holocaust survivor art display: Why did the Nazi's do all of this, Mr. Mermelstein?
Mel Mermelstein: Ah, that's a good question. You see, this is an old political trick. If you can find a scapegoat, somebody you can blame for all of the problems, and if you can get people to believe that their lives would be better if those people were gone, then that's a way of getting power.
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Referenced in Trekkies (1997) See more »

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Excellent!!!
30 December 1999 | by See all my reviews

I thought this movie was great. Great acting (especially by Leonard Nimoy) and a great story based on the holocaust and the real people. Nimoy put in a great effort and it's not so surprising since he is a great actor and he's Jewish and this movie felt a great deal to him. If you get a chance to see it on TV or rent it on video, SEE IT. You won't regret it.


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