Lost Eichmann Tapes film debuts in U.S.

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in association with MGM Television, SIPUR, Toluca Pictures, Alice Communications and Menemsha Films will host the North American premiere of The Devil’s Confession: The Lost Eichmann Tapes January 19, 2023.

The Devil’s Confession: The Lost Eichmann Tapes unearths secret recordings of Adolf Eichmann, one of the chief architects of the Holocaust’s Final Solution, which definitively shows his active involvement in the planning and implementation of one of the greatest atrocities in world history. Recorded in Buenos Aires in 1957 by Dutch journalist and former SS-Officer Willem Sassen with the intention to prove the Holocaust did not happen as portrayed and without Hitler’s knowledge, these tapes show the opposite and expose Eichmann, in his own voice, stunningly contradicting claims he made during his eventual trial for crimes against humanity, war crimes, and crimes against the Jewish people. 

The Devil’s Confession: The Lost Eichmann Tapes sheds light on the hidden forces that concealed the recordings, altering the arc of history as we have understood it for more than 70 years, and provides irrefutable proof against Holocaust denial and the pernicious antisemitic hatred from which it springs.

Originally premiered as the opening film of the renowned documentary festival DOCAVIV and released as a documentary series on Israel’s tv-network KAN 11, MGM Television, SIPUR, Toluca Pictures, Alice Communications, Menemsha Films, and Illinois Holocaust Museum will bring a feature-length version of The Devil’s Confession: The Lost Eichmann Tapes to North America, beginning with its January 19 premiere in Skokie.  The Devil’s Confession: The Lost Eichmann Tapes has already received worldwide attention, with prominent coverage in the New York TimesCNNNPR, L’Express, and The Times of Israel.

The film premiere will be followed by a distinguished panel discussion with Director Yariv Mozer, Executive Producer Emilio Schenker, and world-renowned Holocaust experts Dr. Michael Berenbaum, American Jewish University, and Dr. Peter Hayes, Professor, Northwestern University. The discussion will be moderated by Richard Salomon, Vice President, Museum Board of Directors. Opening remarks will be given by Steve Stark, Chairman of Toluca Pictures, former President of MGM Television, and Executive Producer of the film.

What:                  North American Film Premiere of

The Devil’s Confession: The Lost Eichmann Tapes 

When:                 January 19, 2023

5:15 p.m.  – Reception

6:15 p.m. – Film Screening

8:10 p.m. – Post-Screening Discussion

Where:                Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

                              9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL 60077

About Illinois Holocaust Museum

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center honors the Survivors and victims of the Holocaust and transforms history into current, relevant, and universal lessons in humanity. Through world-class exhibitions and programs, the Museum inspires individuals and organizations and provides a universal wake-up call to action: Take history to heart. Take a stand for humanity.

The Museum has been honored with the 2017 National Medal from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the 2018 Gold MUSE & Jim Blackaby Awards from the American Alliance for Museums. 

For more information, visit www.ilholocaustmuseum.org or call 847-967-4800.

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