As part of Temple Israel’s commemoration of Yom Hasho’ah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), we will screen the documentary film The Typist, which depicts the experiences of a Minnesota soldier at the Nuremberg Trials.
Please join us at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 26 for Havdalah and a brief Yom Hasho’ah service, followed by the hour-long film. We will conclude with refreshments and discussion with David Klassen, co-producer of the film.
The Typist follows the life and work of Larry Tillemans, believed to be the last living clerk-typist at the Nuremberg Trials, which were conducted in Germany immediately after World War II to judge war criminals. As a sergeant in the U.S. 3rd Army, it was Tillemans’ duty to document the testimonies of victims and perpetrators of the Holocaust. Later in life, Tillemans made it a personal mission to share his knowledge and experiences about the trials with as many people as possible.
This event is co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas.