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North American Film Premiere: “The Devil’s Confession: The Lost Eichmann Tapes”

January 19, 2023 | 5:15pm CDT

9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL 60077

5:15 pm Reception, 6:15 pm Screening

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 on 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 Times, CNN, NPR, 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.

The film is produced by MGM Television, SIPUR, Toluca Pictures, and Alice Communications in association with KAN11, with the support of The Gesher Multicultural Film Fund, The New Fund for Cinema & TV, KADAR Foundation for Culture, Arts and Science, Mifal Haipas Council for Arts&Science, Maimonides Fund, Avi Chai Foundation, Jewish Federation of Canada UIA, Azrieli Foundation, Ministry of Culture & Sports, The Israeli Film Council, and is distributed by Menemsha Films. The series is distributed by MGM.

Tickets: Members: Free; Non-Members: Museum Admission

Community Partners: Illinois Film Office; JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival; Am Shalom; Chicago-Kent School of Law Center for National Security and Human Rights Law; Temple Chai; Consulate General of Argentina in Chicago; The Decalogue Society of Lawyers; Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest; Temple Sholom of Chicago

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