World War II Documentary Wins Oscar

Colette is the name of a 93 year old woman, a former member of the French Resistance, but also the name of the documentary short film that won an Oscar for Best Short Documentary during the 93rd Academy Awards this week.

The documentary focuses on Colette Marin-Catherine, who visits concentration camp Mittelbau-Dora where her brother was murdered during the war with a young history student, Lucie Fouble.

FBT Tour Guide, Joey van Meesen, is credited as a researcher/historian for the documentary and said: “Having a documentary like this winning an Oscar, will make sure that Colette’s story will never be forgotten. That is what it’s all about: keeping the memory of World War II alive.”

The film Colette, was released by the Guardian and can be viewed for free on YouTube:

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