Arlette – Auschwitz documentary, part of an international information project


Kvist Kommunikation and Fuglsang Photography: Producers of a large international information and teaching project the purpose of which is to ensure that we never forget the atrocities of Auschwitz and the Holocaust.

About the international project and the documentary

The first part of the project is the documentary ‘Arlette – en historie vi aldrig må glemme’ ('Arlette - a story we must never forget.')  Arlette Andersen is a French-born Jew from Paris and one of the few surviving Jews worldwide who can tell of the horrors of the Nazi extermination camp, Auschwitz. The retired Danish-French schoolteacher lives in Fredericia, Denmark, and for 25 years she has been travelling all over the country, giving lectures to nearly 100,000 people – most of them young adults – to ensure that the history of Auschwitz will never be forgotten. Arlette Andersen has been an immensely popular speaker.


Former Minister of Culture, Bertel Haarder, said the following in an interview in the film about the importance of Arlette Andersen's story being told: 'From Arlette's story we can learn that our priviledged life is not a matter of course. It's like every generation has to reinvent democracy, and peace and human rights. That's why history is so important so that we do not repeat the same stupidity over and over again and fall into the abyss of nationalism. No one can say it more strongly and with greater authority than Arlette that it must never happen again.'


In the documentary, Arlette Andersen tells her story. In addition, selected Danish and French students and historians participate. Furthermore, there are interviews with Danish Members of Parliament Mogens Lykketoft and Søren Gade along with the now former French ambassador to Denmark, François Zimeray.


  • The documentary is now fully financed, premiered at the Grand Theatre in Copenhagen and can also be seen on's responsibilities and services

Management, strategy development and execution in relation to:

  • Fundraising - including research and preparation of fund applications - for the first part of the project.
  • Strategic advice on the development of the project's second four-year part with partners such as Museum Auschwitz Birkenau and Université Clermont Auvergne in Clermont Ferrand - the university that Arlette Andersen attended, and where was arrested by the Gestapo when she lived in France from 1942 to 1943.
  • Communications, PR and branding: Development of new communication elements in collaboration with graphic designer and advice on increased visibility, among other things via live streaming from sold out public event.

Arlette Andersen, former Auschwitz prisoner number 74853.
Photo: © Mette Thorsen