Year: 1981 (54th) Academy Awards
Category: Documentary (Feature)
Film Title: Genocide
Winner: Arnold Schwartzman and Rabbi Marvin Hier, Producers
Presenter: Richard Benjamin, Paula Prentiss
Date & Venue: March 29, 1982; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Well, I'd like to thank the members of the Academy. The Board of Trustees at the Simon Wiesenthal Center and its Dean, Rabbi Marvin Hier, for giving me the opportunity of making this film. To Elizabeth Taylor and Orson Welles, for their wonderful narration. Mr. Simon Wiesenthal, for his marvelous help and advice during the production. Elmer Bernstein, for a wonderful score. Martin Gilbert. There are so many people, including my wife Isolde who did research with me on the film. Peter Shillingford, Roy Watts, Bob Jenkis... I just can't remember any more but there were so many people. I thank you very much. Thank you.
RABBI MARVIN HIER:
I just want to add my special thanks to the Board of Trustees of the Simon Wiesenthal Center of Yeshiva University of Los Angeles for making this film possible, and for Simon Wiesenthal who stood alone all these years so that the world would not forget. This film is dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Holocaust. They have no graves, but their memory will live to the end of time. Thank you.
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