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Year: 1995 (68th) Academy Awards
Category: Documentary (Short Subject)
Film Title: One Survivor Remembers
Winner: Kary Antholis (accompanied on stage by film subject Gerda Weissmann Klein)
Presenter: Elisabeth Shue, Nicolas Cage
Date & Venue: March 25, 1996; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Wow. First and foremost I would like to thank Gerda Weissmann Klein and Kurt Klein for allowing us to tell their story. My gratitude to Sheila Nevins for deciding that this film should be made and for lending her talent and passion to its creation. To Michael Fuchs and the people of HBO, for sustaining an environment where quality documentaries can be made. To Michael Berenbaum, Raye Farr and the people of the Holocaust Museum, for their tremendous support. To Sandy Bradley, Larry Silk, Anne Sundberg and all of the countless others who contributed to the film. To my mom, my dad, my brother Bill, and my wife Karen, for their love and support. And finally, in honor of the Weissmann and Klein families, I respectfully thank the Academy.
GERDA WEISSMANN KLEIN:
Kary, Sheila, Sandy, Michael, my beloved husband and my family. I have been in a place for six incredible years where winning meant a crust of bread and to live another day. Since the blessed day of my liberation I have asked the question, why am I here? I am no better. In my mind's eye I see those years and days and those who never lived to see the magic of a boring evening at home. On their behalf I wish to thank you for honoring their memory, and you cannot do it in any better way than when you return to your homes tonight to realize that each of you who know the joy of freedom are winners. Thank you on their behalf with all my heart.
© Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences[Note: All winners are present except where noted; NOT all winners may have spoken.]