01.05.2011 27.Nisan, 5771 Tag 12 des Omer
After 32 years in the Channel One archives, David Perlov's 'Memories of the Eichmann Trial' will be screened once again, tomorrow at the Jerusalem Theater and later this month at the Docaviv Film Festival.
In 1979, Channel One broadcast "Memories of the Eichmann Trial," a documentary directed for the Israeli television station by David Perlov. The movie, shot on 16mm film, was aired only once and for the 32 years since has remained unseen in the channel's archives. The director, who passed away in 2003, did not own a copy of the documentary himself, but rather a yellowed video cassette prepared for him by the archive, which was missing the first three minutes and the closing credits.
With the 50th anniversary of the Eichmann trial approaching this year, Perlov's family, in cooperation with Yad Vashem, decided to save the film from oblivion. Last month, with the help of Channel One archive director Billy Segal, Perlov's daughter Yael and Yad Vashem Visual Center director Liat Ben Haviv located the boxes containing the original copy of the documentary….