While the event was in progress, the two largest circulated Urdu newspapers of Lucknow, Rashtriya Sahara and Aag, carried a story each denying the Holocaust and calling it "The Biggest Hoax of the Twentieth Century", which only goes on to testify the event's importance.
The Holocaust Films Retrospective was inaugurated by the Mayor of Lucknow, Dr. Dinesh Sharma, and during the first phase films wre screened at the Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University from 14th till 18th September, 2009. The second phase took place at the University of Lucknow from 12th till 15th October, 2009. During the third phase films were screened at the Open Space - Lucknow Office from 22nd till 26th October, while the concluding day's screenings took place at the office of the non-profit organisation, Saajhi Duniya, on 27th October, 2009.
Head, Department of Public Administration, University of Lucknow
Director, Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma Institute of Democracy
Secretary, Lucknow University Alumni Foundation
OPEN SPACE - LUCKNOW is greatly indebted to a number of people and organisations (in alphabetical order):
Mr. Asher Tarmon, Israel (picture not available)
Fondazione Centro di Documentazione Ebraica Conteporanea (CDEC), Onlus, Milan, Italy
Mr. Georg Gruber and Mr. Jochen Freydank, Magnet Film, Germany (www.magnetfilm.de)
Mr. Yaron Kaftori Ben Yosef (picture not available)
Cicero Film Productions, Tel Aviv
Ms. Pearl Goldberg, Ms. Andria Spindel and Dr. Stuart Kamenetsky, Congregation Darchei Noam, Toronto, Canada (picture not available)