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Ahead of Time
2009, USA/ Israel, 73 minutes, Color/ B&W
English & Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Robert Richman

DVD
Born in Brooklyn in 1911, Ruth Gruber became the youngest Ph.D. in the world before going on to become an international foreign correspondent and photojournalist at age 24. She emerged as the eyes and conscience of the world. With her love of adventure, fearlessness and powerful intellect, Ruth defied tradition in an extraordinary career that spanned more than seven decades. More

All Jews Out (Alle Juden Raus!)
Germany, 1990, 82 minutes, color/B&W
German with English subtitles
Directed by Emanuel Rund

16mm DVD
Tracing the story of the German-Jewish Auerbacher family of Goppingen, Germany, from 1933 through 1945, Rund’s documentary utilizes the family’s home movies from the 1930s, as well as interviews and footage of the family’s return visit to their home town, and to Theresienstadt. More

Alois Brunner: The Last Nazi
USA, 2000, 60 minutes, color
Directed by Monika Kopla
DVD
Alois Brunner is the most notorious Nazi war criminal still alive. This documentary includes interviews with the last journalist to have questioned Brunner and with Nazi hunter Serge Klarsfeld, who has, since the end of World War II, been pursuing Brunner—the man who murdered his father. More

Altalena
Israel, 1994, 53 minutes, color/B&W
English and Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Ilana Tsur

DVD
In 1948, the Altalena arrived in Israel carrying 930 World War II refugees and ammunition amassed by the irgun in direct violation of Prime Minister David Ben Gurion's new military chain-of-command. Ben Gurion gave an order to shell the ship, forcing Jews to fire on Jews and almost sparking a civil war. More

Ambulance (Ambulans)
Poland, 1962, 15 minutes, B&W
Music only- no narration/dialogue.
Directed by Janusz Morgenstern

16mm DVD VHS
In this haunting short film, a group of Jewish children and their teacher are herded into ambulance (or so it appears) by Nazis. A powerful trigger for discussion, the film draws parallels to the real life fate of Janusz Korczak who died with his students at Treblinka. More

America Condemns Nazi Terrorism
USA, 1938, 4 minutes, B&W
Narrator: Lowell Thomas
16mm
This Movietone newsreel from the week of 20 November 1938 is the only known filmed American news story about Kristallnacht. This rare footage shows President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Secretary of State Cordell Hull, former president Herbert Hoover, Al Smith, and Alf Landon. More

An Appeal to the Jews of the World
USSR, 1941, 6 minutes, B&W
Russian, Yiddish and English with English subtitles

16mm DVD
In 1941, a group of the Soviet Union’s most prominent Jewish writers and artists, including Solomon Mikhoels, Peretz Markish, and Sergei Eisenstein, signed an appeal to Jews throughout the world, asking them to join the Soviet people in fighting against fascism. More

Angel of Ahlem
USA, 2007, 61 minutes, color and B&W
Directed by Sandra Dickson, Churchill Roberts, Cindy Hill & Cara Pilson

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While liberating the Ahlem concentration camp, GI Vernon Tott felt compelled to photograph the horror. 50 years later, Vernon sets out to find the men he photographed, a quest that transforms all their lives. The evidence—of unbearable cruelty and miraculous survival—cements a sustaining bond between Vernon and the Jewish survivors. More

Angst
Australia, 1993, 56 minutes, color
Directed by Judy Menczel

DVD VHS
Angst looks at the lives nd performances of three Jewish comedians—Deb Filler, Sandy Gutman, and Moshe Waldoks—whose parents are concentration camp survivors.
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As If It Were Yesterday (Comme si c'était hier)
Belgium, 1980, 85 minutes, B&W
French and Flemish with English subtitles
Directed by Myriam Abramowicz and Esther Hoffenberg

16mm DVD
This film documents the little-known heroism of the Belgian Resistance who, during the Nazi occupation, hid over 4,000 Jewish children, rescuing them from deportation and extermination. More

Auschwitz (Oswiecim)
USSR, 1945, 21 minutes, B&W
English narration
Produced at the Central Documentary Film Studio
16mm DVD
This Soviet Army film of the liberation of Auschwitz Concentration Camp was awarded the Red Banner in 1945. It contains dramatic footage of the survivors and some of the atrocities perpetrated in this most notorious of camps. More

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Back To Gombin
USA, 2002, 56 minutes, color
Directed by Minna Packer
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A tapestry of film and photographs including rare footage shot in Gombin in 1937, this film tells the story of a group of 50 children of survivors of the Shoah, who return to their parents’ Polish village of Gombin and experience acts of reconciliation, healing, and discovery. More

The Balcony
Israel, 2000, 54 minutes, color
Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Ruth Walk
DVD VHS
A moving portrait of Israel Becker, a founder of the first professional Yiddish theatrical company in post-war Germany and writer and star of the 1946 autobiographic feature film Long is the Road (restored by NCJF), the first feature to portray the Holocaust from a Jewish point of view.
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Being Jewish in France (Comme un juif en France)
France, 2007, 185 minutes (Part I, 73 minutes; Part II, 112 minutes), color
French with English subtitles
Written and Directed by Yves Jeuland

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A sweeping documentary that explores the complex history of Jews in France--the first country to grant Jews citizenship--beginning with Revolutionary cries of Vive la France in Yiddish through the explosive Dreyfus Affair, and the absorption of Jews from Arab countries in the 1960s to charges of rising antisemitism in the 21st century. More

Blood Money
The Netherlands, 2001, 58 minutes, color
Directed by Benny Brunner & Daniel Cil Brecher
Millions of Jewish victims of the Holocaust have claimed and obtained monetary compensation for their persecution, enslavement, and dispossession. Blood Money investigates the motivations and political maneuvers which accompanied the complex restitution agreements. More


Born in Berlin (Shalosh Nashim)
Israel, 1991, 85 minutes, color/B&W
German, English, Swedish and Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Naomi Ben-Natan and Leora Kamenetzky
16MM DVD VHS
A penetrating look at the lives of three Jewish women writers: Cordelia Edvardson, Angelika Schrobsdorff, and Inge Deutschkron. All three grew up in pre-war Berlin until Nazi racial laws shattered their lives, and eventually all three made their way to Israel. More

Both Sides of the Wire
Canada, 1993, 51 minutes, color
Directed by Neal Livingston
16mm DVD VHS
In 1940, the British government shipped thousands of refugees, most of them Jews, to P.O.W. camps in Canada and Australia. The Canadian government, while still refusing entry to Jewish refugees, realized that their prisoners were civilian refugees and not the Nazis they were expecting. More

Bound for Nowhere: The St. Louis Episode
USA, 1939, 9 minutes, B&W
Produced by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)

16mm DVD VHS
The JDC produced this film to record what it thought would be a successful effort to save over 900 Jews, by sailing them from Nazi Germany to Cuba on the ship St. Louis, but Cuba and then the United States barred the refugees’ entrance. More

Breaking the Silence: The Generation After the Holocaust
USA, 1984, 58 minutes, color
Directed by Edward A. Mason; Produced by Eva Fogelman

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This classic film tells a moving story of personal growth as the children of Holocaust survivors find the strength to confront their painful legacy and overcome the barriers of unasked and unanswered questions that separate them from their parents. More

The Buchenwald Ball
Australia, 2006, 52 minutes, color
Directed by Andrew Wiseman, Danny Ben-Moshe & Uri Mizrahi
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Uplifting, full of swagger and joie de vivre, this film tells the story of 45 orphans who survived the Holocaust and found their way to Australia. Every year on April 11, the anniversary of their liberation from Buchenwald, the “Buchenwald Boys” hold a music and dancing ball. More

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Chasing Shadows
UK, 1990, 52 minutes, color/B&W
Directed by Naomi Gryn
16mm DVD
Hugo Gryn was 15 years old when he left his hometown, Berohovo, believing he would never see it again. In 1990, Gryn and his daughter, filmmaker Naomi Gryn returned to the world of his childhood, where only ghosts and shadows remain. More


The Children of Izieu
USA, 1992, 28 minutes, color
Directed by Tom Demenkoff

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In 1944, one month before the end of World War II, the Gestapo in Lyon, under the command of Klaus Barbie, sent two vans to the French village of Izieu to remove the Jewish children from an orphanage known as La Maison d’Izieu. More

Chronicle of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising According to Marek Edelman
(Kronika powstania w getcie warszawskim wg Marka Edelmana)

Poland, 1994, 70 minutes, B&W
Polish with English subtitles
Directed by Jolanta Dylewska
DVD VHS
Marek Edelman, a member of the Jewish Labor Bund and a leading participant in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, gives a daily account of events from April 19 through May 10, 1942. More

Clementine
Israel, 2009, 48 minutes
English narration and Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Tal Haim Yoffe

DVD
A fascinating investigation that mirrors the development of Israel itself. Shaking his own family tree in this beautifully-crafted documentary, Tal Yoffe discovers a pioneering kibbutznik filmmaker, a Czarist army officer, a Nazi-trained blacksmith, several war heroes and a much missed father. More

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Daffke...The Four Lives of Inge Deutschkron (Daffke...! Die vier Leben der Inge D.)
Germany, 1999, 90 minutes, color
(English Language version)
Directed byWolfgang Kolneder

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Holocaust survivor and author Inge Deutschkron’s story comes to the screen in this film chronicling 70 years of her life and career. More

Danzig 1939
USA, 1980, 30 minutes, color/B&W
Directed by Sidney Reichman for the Jewish Museum of New York
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All but approximately 100 Danzig Jews escaped the Nazi terror because local synagogue leaders made the unprecedented move of selling their religious artifacts and using the proceeds to finance the immigration of the entire community. In this film a group of reunited Danzig survivors identify the artifacts and explore the history of their families. More

Das Kind (L'Enfant, The Child)
2010, France, 93 minutes, color
French, Romanian & German with English subtitles
Directed by Yonathan Levy
DVD
95-year old Irma Miko was born in Romania in 1914. A Jewish Communist and political activist from age 14, Irma joined the French Resistance in Paris in 1941. Her unimaginably dangerous assignment was to bring occupying German soldiers into the Resistance. A deeply moving account of a vanishing world and a portrait of an extraordinary, brave woman, the film won Best Film at the European Independent Film Festival, Paris. More

Days of Memory
Lithuania, 1999, 65 minutes, color/B&W
Lithuanian, Hebrew and Yiddish with English subtitles and English narration
Directed by Saulius Berzinis
DVD
This overview of an academic conference commemorating the 50th anniversary of the destruction of the Vilna Ghetto held in Vilna in 1993 includes contemporary footage juxtaposed with historical visual materials. More

Dear Mr. Waldman (Michtavim Le America)
Israel, 2006, 86 minutes, color
Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Hanan Peled

35mm DVD
In Tel Aviv in the 1960s 10-year-old Hilik knows his goal in life is to compensate for the grief his parents suffered in the Holocaust. More

Death Mills aka Mills of Death (Die Todesmuhlen)
USA, 1945, 22 minutes, B&W
Produced by the U.S. Department of War Information
16mm DVD VHS
Originally made with a German soundtrack for screening in occupied Germany and Austria, this film was the first documentary to show what the Allies found when they liberated the Nazi extermination camps: the survivors, the conditions, and the evidence of mass murder. More

Diamonds in the Snow
USA, 1994, 59 minutes, color
Directed by Mira Reym Binford

16mm DVD VHS
Thousands of Jewish children lived in the Polish city of Bendzin before the Holocaust. Barely a dozen survived the community’s destruction. This critically-acclaimed documentary tells the story of three of these children—Ada, Shulamit, and the filmmaker herself, Mira. More

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The Eighty-First Blow (Ha-Makah Hashmonim V'Echad)
Israel, 1975, 91 minutes (originally 115 minutes), B&W
Hebrew and Yiddish with English subtitles

Directed by David Bergman
16mm
This Academy Award-nominated film is the first documentary of a trilogy produced under the auspices of the Israeli Ghetto Fighters' House' (Beit Lohamei Haghetaot). The project constitutes one of the most ambitious attempts at a comprehensive film history of the Holocaust. More

Einsatzgruppen: The Death Brigades (Les Commandos de la Mort)
France, 2009, 180 minutes (Two parts)
English narration, French, German w/ English subtitles
Directed by Michaël Prazan
Nazi mobile killing squads, led by highly-educated officers and aided by local collaborators, systematically murdered over a million Jews. Who were the men who carried out mass murder at close range? Prazan's definitive masterwork features a powerful array of astounding, never-seen-before film and photographs. “Essential viewing” – Variety More

Escape to the Rising Sun (Survivre à Shanghai)
Belgium, 1990, 95 minutes, color
French with English narration

Directed by Diane Perelsztejn
35mm DVD VHS
In 1939, European Jews lucky enough to escape the Nazis had only one place in the world to go that did not require an exit visa: Shanghai. Escape to the Rising Sun tells the little-known story of nearly 5,000 Jews who reached Shanghai. More

Everything's For You
USA, 1989, 58 minutes, color/B&W
Directed by Abraham Ravett
16mm DVD
Ravett attempts to reconcile issues in his life as the child of a Holocaust survivor in this experimental, non-narrative film about memory, death, and what critic Bruce Jenkins calls “the power of the photographic image and sound to resurrect the past". More

Exodus to Berlin
USA/Germany, 2001, 90 minutes, color
English and German with English subtitles
Directed by Peter Laufer and Jeff Kamen
DVD VHS
The collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe unleashed anti-semitism in the former Soviet bloc, creating the first massive exodus of Jews since the end of World War II. Today, in bittersweet irony, tens of thousands of Jews escape persecution by fleeing to Germany. More

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The Fifth Horseman is Fear (...a páty jezdec je Strach)
Czechoslovakia, 1964, 100 minutes, B&W
Czech with English subtitles
Directed by Zbynek Brynych
16mm
In Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia a Jewish doctor, forbidden to practice, has to remove a bullet from a wounded Resistance fighter. He roams Prague streets in a desperate search for morphine while hiding his patient from the Nazis. More

Finding Leah Tickotsky: A Discovery of Heritage in Poland
USA, 2010, 48 minutes, color
Directed by Sarah Golabek-Goldman
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This documentary explores Polish-Jewish relations as well as one filmmaker's personal journey to discover her family roots. Through her eyes, Finding Leah Tickotsky provides a perspective on one of the most painful periods in history and serves as a reminder of the extraordinary contributions Jews made to Poland over nine centuries. More

Flames in the Ashes (Pnei Hamered)
Israel, 1985, 90 minutes, B&W
Yiddish and Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Haim Gouri and Jacquot Erlich
16mm
This film, the third in a trilogy (The Eighty-First Blow ,The Last Sea ) examines Jewish resistance during World War II. More

Force of Evil
USA, 1989, 60 minutes, color
Produced by Steven Schlow
DVD VHS
This Emmy Award-winning documentary traces the rise of Nazism in general and the career of Adolf Eichmann in particular by documenting the small incremental steps the Nazis took to introduce their ideology of anti-semitism in Germany and Nazi-occupied Europe during World War II. More

From Philadelphia to the Front
USA, 2005, 37 minutes, color
Directed by Judy Gelles and Marianne Bernstein
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This award-winning film is one of the few documentaries to explore the experiences of Jewish-American World War II soldiers. For Jews, the war to defeat Hitler had deeply personal significance. An audience favorite, this film focuses on six Philadelphia veterans, now in their 80’s. More

The Führer Gives a City to the Jews (Der Führer schenkt den Juden eine Stadt)
RESTORED BY NCJF
Germany, 1944, 23 minutes (incomplete), B&W
Produced by the Ministry of Propaganda of the Third Reich
16mm DVD
Germany’s Ministry of Propaganda produced this 1944 film about Theresienstadt, the “model” ghetto established by the Nazis. The film, however, is an elaborately staged hoax presenting a completely false picture of camp life. Upon completion, the director and most of the cast of prisoners were shipped to Auschwitz. More

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Genocide: 1941-1945; The World at War (No. 20)
UK, 1975, 52 minutes, color/B&W
Directed by Michael Darlow
16mm VHS
Narrated by Sir Laurence Olivier, this documentary remains one of the best comprehensive overviews of the Holocaust and is an excellent tool for teacher training. More

Gentleman's Agreement
USA, 1947, 118 minutes, B&W
Directed by Elia Kazan
16mm
A classic film in which a journalist who passes himself off as a Jew to write an article about Semitism in America, and discovers how racism affects people. More

Germany Awake (Deutschland, erwache!)
West Germany, 1968, 90 minutes, B&W
German with English narration and subtitles
Directed by Erwin Leiser
16mm
This compilation film examines the use of feature films as a political weapon in the Third Reich. More

God Does Not Believe in Us Anymore (An uns glaubt Gott nicht mehr)
Austria, 1982, 110 minutes, B&W
German with English subtitles
Directed By Axel Corti

16mm DVD
The first film in Corti’s acclaimed epic trilogy, Where To and Back. After his father is murdered by the Nazis in 1938, Ferry Tobler, a young Viennese Jew, flees to Prague and then Paris, lands in a French prison camp, and eventually escapes to Marseille. More

The Green Dumpster Mystery (Ha'taalumah Ba'meholah Ha'yerukah)
Israel, 2008, 50 minutes
English narration
Directed by Tal Haim Yoffe

DVD
Traveling on his scooter through Tel Aviv, filmmaker Tal Haim Yoffe finds a discarded box of old photographs in a green dumpster. This docu-detective film, slowly unwinds a family history, beginning in Lodz, Poland, and traveling through the Siberian Gulag, a Samarkand sugar plant, a Ha’apala ship and the battlefields of the Sinai Peninsula. More

Gripsholm
Germany, 2000, 102 minutes, color
German and Swedish with English subtitles
Directed by Xavier Koller
35mm DVD VHS
Based on Kurt Tucholsky’s autobiographical novel about the decadent world of Berlin cabaret of the early 1930s. After writing inflammatory articles about the Nazis, Kurt (Ulrich Noethen), a German-Jewish publisher, travels to the Swedish palace of Gripsholm with his girlfriend Lydia and their friends. More

Gruber's Journey
Romania, 2008, 100 minutes, color
Romanian w/ English Subtitles
Directed by Radu Gabrea
35mm DVD DigiBeta
An Italian journalist suffering from debilitating allergies searches for a Jewish allergist named Gruber amid the outrageous, and increasingly sinister, bureaucracy of Nazi-occupied Romania. What begins as an absurdist wild goose chase leads directly to the heart of the final solution, and the disastrous fate of the local Jews. Radu Gabrea’s “Perfect yet subdued” film is Romania’s first drama about the Holocaust. More

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Half Sister
USA, 1985, 22 minutes, color
Directed by Abraham Ravett
16mm DVD VHS
At 26, Abraham Ravett learned that his mother had previously been married and lost her family at Auschwitz, including his 6-year-old half-sister, Toncia. Half Sister is a cinematic amalgam of memory and imagination, inspired by Ravett’s conception of a life that would have been. More

The Hangman
USA, 1964, 12 minutes, color
Directed by Paul Julian and Les Goldman
16mm
In this allegorical short, the people of a town are condemned to die one by one by a mysterious stranger who erects a gallows in the town square. The townspeople create a rationale for each hanging, until only one person is left, he who failed all along to raise his voice in protest. More

The Holocaust Tourist
UK, 2005, 10 min, color
Directed by Jes Benstock

DVD
A wry, animated documentary about how Holocaust tourism distorts history. A whistle-stop tour from Auschwitz hot-dogs to Krakow's kitsch Judaica. More

Human Failure (Menschliches Versagen)
Germany, 2008, 91 minutes
German with English subtitles
Directed by Michael Verhoeven

DVD
Acclaimed filmmaker Michael Verhoeven's documentary documents the bizarre competition that developed between bureaucrats as to how to organize the robbery of the Jews prior to their deportation and death. Until just several years ago, the documents proving this planned expropriation were lost, destroyed or hidden away. More

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In Memory
USA, 1993, 13 minutes, B&W
Directed by Abraham Ravett
16mm DVD
In this non-narrative, meditative, and poignant film, footage of life from the Lodz Ghetto is juxtaposed with the chanting of “Kel Maleh Rachamim,” a plea to God to let the souls of those “slaughtered and burned” find peace. More

In Search of Jewish Amsterdam
Denmark, 1975, 70 minutes, color
English, Dutch and Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Philo Bregstein
16mm DVD VHS
Through the interplay of past and present, Bregstein sets out to discover what Jewish life was like in Amsterdam before the virtual annihilation of the city's Jewish population during World War II. More

Is There Poetry After Auschwitz?
USA, 1992, 60 minutes, color
Produced by Vivienne Hermann and Dale Sonnenberg
DVD VHS
This moving portrait of artist Vivienne Hermann, who spent five years as a child in forced labor camps during World War II, answers the eponymous question with a resounding “Yes!” As Hermann says: “I am the poem. I may be a tragic poem. I may be an irritating poem. But I am the poem." More

Island of Roses: The Jews of Rhodes in Los Angeles
USA, 1995, 55 minutes, color
English, Italian, French and Ladino with English subtitles
Directed by Gregori Viens
DVD
This film visits the Los Angeles community of “Rhodeslis”—Jews who lived on the Mediterranean island of Rhodes from 1492 to World War II—who have passed down their traditions, food, songs, rituals, and their medieval Ladino Spanish dialect to their American-born descendants. More


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Jakob the Liar (Jakob der Lügner)
GDR/East Germany, 1975, 95 minutes, color
German with English subtitles
Directed by Frank Beyer
35mm 16mm
Jakob Heym, a Jew trapped in a Polish ghetto, overhears news of a nearby Russian victory on a Gestapo radio. Pretending to have heard the good news on his own clandestine radio, Jakob passes the word on to his neighbors. More

Journey Into Life: Aftermath of a Childhood in Auschwitz
Germany, 1996, 130 minutes, color
German with English subtitles
Directed by Thomas Mitscherlich
16mm DVD
Journey into Life follows the struggles of three concentration camp survivors—Yehuda Bacon of Israel, Gerhard Durlacher of The Netherlands, and Ruth Kluger of the United States—in rebuilding their lives after World War II. More

Judgment at Nuremberg
USA, 1961, 186 minutes, B&W
Directed by Stanley Kramer
16mm
An Oscar-winning, fictionalized film account of the Post-World War II Nuremberg Trials.

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Krasnodar- The Trial of 1943 (Krasnodar - Der Prozeß von 1943)
Germany, 1987, 55 minutes, color/B&W
English and German with English subtitles
Directed by Irmgard and Bengt von Zur Mühlen

Krasnodar was the site of the first World War II war crimes trial, convened by Soviet authorities in July 1943. A Russian city of 500,000 inhabitants, Krasnodar was occupied by the Germans on August 8, 1942 and liberated February 13, 1943. During the six months of German occupation, thousands of the city’s inhabitants were murdered, beginning with and including every member of the Jewish community. Meticulously combining German and Soviet newsreel footage with the testimony of eyewitnesses and war crimes defendants, this landmark film tells the story of the six month Nazi reign of terror, the trial against eleven Russian collaborators and their public execution on July 18, 1943.

Kupishok: For Eternal Memory
USA, 2005, 60 minutes, color
Directed by Norman Meyer and Harvey Sherzer

DVD
After World War II, Christian midwives in Kupishok compiled a list of the town’s Jews who were murdered in the summer of 1941 by the Nazis and their Lithuanian accomplices. In 2004, fifty survivors and descendants of the Jews of Kupishok, returned to the town to dedicate a Wall of Memory. More

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Ladies' Tailor (Damskiy portnoy)
USSR, 1990, 92 minutes, color
Russian with English subtitles
Directed by Leonid Gorovets
35mm DVD VHS
Set in Kiev, Russia, on 29 September 1941, this feature chronicles the last 24 hours in the lives of a Jewish tailor (renowned Russian actor Innokenty Smoktunovsky) and his family just prior to their deportation and execution at Babi Yar. More

The Last Chapter
USA, 1966, 85 minutes, B&W
Directed and Produced by Benjamin Rothman & Lawrence Rothman
DVD
A lyrical, sweeping history of Jewish life in Poland, depicting the richness of Jewish culture both religious and secular... More

Last Journey Into Silence
Israel, 2001, 52 minutes, color
Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Shosh Shlam
DVD VHS
After the Holocaust, survivors who had nowhere else to go or were emotionally shattered by their experiences ended up in a mental hospital in Israel. This moving documentary follows estranged daughters as they visit mothers they have not seen in decades. More

The Last Sea (Ha-Yam Ha'Aharon)
Israel, 1979, 68 minutes, B&W
Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Daniel Bergman, Jacquot Erlich, Haim Gouri, Benny Shilo
16mm
In 1945, multitudes of liberated survivors of the death camps, finding themselves homeless in Europe, sought to immigrate to Israel. More

Liberation of Auschwitz 1945 (Die Befreiung von Auschwitz)
Germany, 1985, 55 minutes, B&W
English and German with English subtitles
Directed by Irmgard von zur Muhlen
35mm 16mm
This chilling, vitally important documentary was produced to mark the 40th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. It contains unedited, previously unavailable film footage of Auschwitz shot by the Soviet military forces in 1945 and an interview with the Soviet cameraman. More

Long is the Road (Lang ist der Veg)
RESTORED BY NCJF
U.S.-Occupied Germany, 1948, 77 minutes, B&W
Yiddish, German, Polish with English subtitles
Directed by Herbert B. Fredersdorf and Marek Goldstein
35mm 16mm DVD
Written by Israel Becker, this is the first feature film to represent the Holocaust from a Jewish perspective. Shot on location at Landsberg, the largest DP camp in U.S.-occupied Germany, the film follows a Polish Jew from pre-war Warsaw through Auschwitz and the DP camp. More

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Majdanek 1944
West Germany, 1986, 65 minutes, B&W
English and German with English subtitles
Directed by Irmgard and Bengt von zur Mühlen
16mm
This film explores one of the first Nazi war crimes trials, conducted even while World War II was still raging. Majdanek, a concentration and extermination camp located near Lublin, Poland, was erected in 1941 and liberated in July 1944. A month later, a joint Soviet-Polish commission heard evidence from survivors and witnesses. More

Making A Killing
UK, 1998, 52 minutes, color
Directed by Anne Webber
DVD VHS
Directed by Anne Webber, Chair of the European Commission on Looted Art, this documentary is a compelling detective story about one family's 50-year quest to recover their missing art collection set against a backdrop of murder, greed, and corruption. More

The March
USA, 1999, 25 minutes, color/B&W
Directed by Abraham Ravett
16mm DVD
Both of Ravett’s parents survived Auschwitz and the ”death march.” His mother “continuously made references to the ‘miracle’ of her survival and recounted in vivid detail what it was like to walk for miles in the bitter cold with just a blanket and a pair of wooden shoes (Trepches)" More

Multiply by Six Million
USA, 2007, 24 minutes, B&W
Directed by Evvy Eisen & Kelly Hendricks
DVD
The culmination of Evvy Eisen’s fifteen-yearlong project photographing holocaust survivors and collecting their personal stories. The film presents Eisen’s beautiful, original, black and white gelatin silver prints as the subjects recount their experiences during and after the World War II. More

My 100 Children (Me'ah Yeladim Sheli)
Israel, 2003, 68 min
English, Hebrew & Polish w/ English subtitles
Directed by Amalia Margolin & Oshra Schwartz
DigiBeta DVD
When Lena Küchlar discovered dozens of orphaned Jewish children in Krakow after WWII, she employed the progressive psychiatric methods of Janusz Korczak and slowly brought these damaged kids back to life. Based on Küchlar’s best-selling autobiography. Best Documentary, Israel Film Academy. More

My Dear Clara
Canada, 2002, 44 minutes, color
Directed by Gary Beitel
DVD VHS
When Clara Greenspan left Montreal for Warsaw in June of 1938 she could not have known how her personal destiny would soon become intertwined with unfolding events in Europe. This is the dramatic story of a Polish Jewish refugee’s survival and his Canadian wife’s unflinching battle to change her government’s immigration policies. More


My Mother's Courage (Mutters Courage)
Germany, 1996, 92 minutes, color
German with English subtitles
Directed by Michael Verhoeven
35mm VHS
From the director of The White Rose comes this stunning adaptation of Hungarian author George Tabori’s autobiographical, somewhat surreal novel. Shifting between Nazi-occupied Budapest and modern Berlin, the film artfully depicts the true story of how Tabori’s mother Elsa escaped deportation to Auschwitz. More

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The Nasty Girl (Das schreckliche Mädchen)
Germany, 1990, 92 minutes, color
German with English subtitles
Directed by Michael Verhoeven
16mm
Based on the true story of Ann Elisabeth Rosmus, Michael Verhoeven's award-winning black comedy uses sharp wit to explore Germany's Nazi past. More

Nazi Concentration Camps
USA, 1945, 59 minutes, B&W
Produced by the U.S. Counsel for the Prosecution of Axis Criminality
16mm DVD
This film is the official documentary report compiled from over 80,000 feet of film shot by Allied military photographers in the German concentration camps immediately after liberation. More

Never Forget to Lie
USA, 2012, 55 minutes, color
English & Polish with English subtitles
Directed by Marian Marzynski
DVD
Emmy Award winning filmmaker Marian Marzynski was born in Poland and survived the Holocaust as a Jewish child hidden by Christians. In this film, the most recent of Marzynski's critically-lauded autobiographical films, the director explores his own wartime childhood and the experiences of other child survivors. More

Nicholas Winton: The Power of Good (Síla lidskosti: Nicholas Winton)
Czech Republic/ Slovak Republic, 2002, 64 minutes, color
English and Czech with English subtitles
Directed by Matej Minac
35mm DVD
A gripping documentary about the courage and determination of a young English stockbroker who saved the lives of 669 children. In 1939, Sir Nicholas Winton organized 8 transports to take children from Prague to new homes in Great Britain, and kept silent about it until his wife discovered a scrapbook documenting his unique mission in 1988.
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Night and Fog (Nuit et brouillard)
France, 1955, 31 minutes, color/B&W
French with English subtitles
Directed by Alain Resnais
16mm
Brutally graphic, Resnais's artistic depiction of life and death in a Nazi extermination camp combines ghostly scenes of the abandoned camp in the 1950s with Nazi and Allied stock footage and stills. More

Nightmare: The Immigration of Joachim and Rachel
USA, 1978, 24 minutes, color/B&W
Directed by Tom Robertson
16mm
During the struggle to survive the Warsaw Ghetto, thirteen-year-old Joachim and his little sister Rachel receive final instructions from their parents: hide in an old cabinet. More

Nuremberg
USA, 1946, 76 minutes, B&W
Compiled by Pare Lorentz and Stuart Schulberg, produced by the Civil Affairs Division, US War Department
16mm
This US government film is a grim and unflinching documentary account of the Nuremberg trials, told almost totally without editorial comment. More

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On My Way to Father's Land
Israel, 1995, 75 minutes, color/B&W
Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Aner Preminger
DVD
This film takes us on two journeys: the first to Vienna, where Preminger's father lived as a child under Nazi occupation; then to Palestine where he became a member of the first Knesset, joined the Palestine Communist Party, and established the Hebrew Communist Party. More

Our Children (Unzere Kinder)
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Poland, 1948, 68 minutes, B&W
Yiddish with NEW English subtitles
Directed by Natan Gross and Shaul Goskind
35mm 16mm DVD
In this, Poland’s last Yiddish feature film, comedy duo Dzigan and Shumacher play all the parts in a Sholem Aleichem story staged for an audience of children who survived the Holocaust. More

Our Time in the Garden
USA, 1981, 15 minutes, B&W
Directed by Ron Blau
35mm 16mm DVD VHS
A young Jewish woman’s charmed and secure life in 1930s Berlin is shattered as the Nazis take control. The family's home movies are presented with overlapping soundtracks, in order to re-create their "time in the garden." More

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The Paper Bridge
Austria, 1987, 95 minutes, color
German with English subtitles
Directed by Ruth Beckermann
16mm DVD VHS
Beckermann's parents met in Vienna after the Holocaust. Tracing the migratory paths of her family before World War II, Beckermann returns to the European Jewish communities which inspired her childhood stories. More

Partisans of Vilna
USA, 1986, 130 minutes, color/B&W
Directed by Josh Waletzky; Produced by Aviva Kempner
35mm 16mm DVD VHS
The extraordinary story of the men and women who formed the Jewish partisan movement in Vilna, Lithuania, during World War II. More

The Past That Lives
Netherlands, 1970, 65 minutes, B&W
English narration
Directed by Philo Bregstein
16mm DVD VHS
This film documents the life of the late Jewish historian and author Jacques Presser, author of Ashes in the Wind: The Destruction of Dutch Jewry. More

A Pause in the Holocaust (1943 Le temps d’un répit)
France, 2009, 52 minutes
French and Italian with English Subtitles
Directed by André Waksman

DVD
In the summer of 1943, thousands of Jewish refugees in Italian-occupied southern France enjoyed a rare respite from persecution, protected by an unusual force: the occupying Italian Army, who temporarily shielded local and foreign Jews despite pressure from the Germans and the French Vichy administration. More

The Pawnbroker
USA, 1965, 114 minutes, B&W
Directed by Sidney Lumet
16mm
One of the first films to deal with the effects of Nazi Germany’s concentration camps on their survivors. One survivor, played by Rod Steiger, suffers an internal conflict between submitting to the injustices he endured or resisting the injustice. More

The Port of Last Resort: Zuflucht in Shanghai
Austria/USA, 1998, 79 minutes, color
English and German with English subtitles
Directed by Joan Grossman and Paul Rosdy

16mm DVD VHS
This award-winning documentary presents the story of nearly 20,000 European Jewish refugees who fled to Shanghai from 1938 to 1941. Shanghai, a free port that did not require papers for entry, became the “last resort” for many Jews seeking a safe haven from the Nazis. More

Punch Me in the Stomach
New Zealand, 1996, 58 minutes, color
Directed by Francine Zuckerman
16mm DVD VHS
Multi-talented writer/performer Deb Filler stars in this adaptation of her autobiographical off-Broadway solo show about her life as the daughter of a Holocaust survivor. More

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The Quarrel
Canada, 1993, 88 minutes, color
Directed by Eli Cohen
35mm 16mm DVD
Two Holocaust survivors, reunited in a park in Montreal after the war, take up an argument just where they left it nine years earlier. One of the men is a pious Hasid who runs a yeshiva for Jewish orphans, the other is a secular writer who has long since lost his religious faith. More

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Raindrops aka If Only the Rain (Regentropfen)
West Germany, 1981, 90 minutes, B&W
German with English subtitles
Directed by Michael Hoffman and Harry Raymon

16mm
Harry Raymon wrote the screenplay for this feature based on his own experiences as a young German-Jewish boy growing up amidst the rise of the Third Reich. An 8-year old boy and his family prepare to move from their small town to Cologne, on their way to America. More

René and I
USA, 2005, 73 minutes, color
Directed by Gina M. Angelone

DVD
This courageous documentary tells the story of Irene and her twin brother René, Czech Jews sent to Auschwitz at age six where they were they were experimented on by Josef Mengele. More

Return to Vienna
Austria, 1983, 95 minutes, color
German with English subtitles
Directed by Ruth Beckermann and Josef Aicholzer
DVD VHS
In 1924, 14-year old Franz Weintraub and his parents—along with some 60,000 other Jews—moved to the Jewish area of Leopoldstadt in Vienna. A journalist and gifted storyteller, Weintraub recalls his experiences in inter-war Austria from 1924 to 1934. More

Reunion (Le Retour)
France, 1946, 21 minutes, B&W
French with English subtitles
Directed by Henri Cartier-Bresson for the United States Information Service
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16mm
Acclaimed by the Museum of Modern Art in New York as "one of the greatest human documents to come out of WWII," this is the moving story of the liberation of French prisoners from Nazi concentration camps. More

Rhodes Forever (Rhodes nostalgie)
Belgium, 1995, 60 minutes, color/b&w
Spanish, French, Italian and Greek with English subtitles
Directed by Diane Perelsztejn
16mm DVD
Portrait of the Jews of Rhodes, whose ancestors found refuge there after their expulsion from Spain in the 15th century. For five centuries, Jews lived in Rhodes until their community was destroyed during World War II. More

The Righteous Enemy
Italy/UK, 1987, 84 minutes, color/B&W
Italian and German with English subtitles
Directed by Joseph Rochlitz
16mm DVD
Rochlitz’s documentary about the non-Jewish Italian resistance to Hitler’s “Final Solution” explores how Italian officials prevented the deportation of Jews in Italian-occupied Europe. More

Robert Clary A5714: A Memoir of Liberation
USA, 1984, 57 minutes, color
English and French with English subtitles
Directed by Budd Margolis
DVD VHS
Robert Clary (who portrayed Louis Lebeau on Hogan’s Heroes) returns to Europe in search of his own story: his happy childhood in the streets of Paris, his incarceration at Drancy transit camp and at Buchenwald. More

Robert J. Lifton: Nazi Doctors
Germany, 2009, 86 minutes, color, In English
Produced & Directed by Hannes Karnick & Wolfgang Richter
DVD
World renowned psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton discusses the processes by which ordinary doctors became murders, issues at the heart of his groundbreaking 1986 book The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide. "This is a fascinating, compelling, profoundly disturbing movie that miraculously leaves one agreeing with Lifton that ‘there is room for hope.’” –Karen Cooper, Director, Film Forum
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Rosenzweig's Freedom (Rosenzweigs Freiheit)
Germany, 1998, 89 minutes, color
German with English subtitles
Directed by Liliane Targownik

35mm DVD VHS
When Michael Rosenzweig a working-class German Jew is charged with the murder of a neo-Nazi leader, he and his family find themselves fighting for justice is the face of with a brick wall of prejudice. More

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Samuel Bak: The Art of Speaking About the Unspeakable
USA, 2001, 37 minutes, color
Produced by Rob Cooper and the Pucker Gallery
DVD
For over 60 years, from his first paintings as a child prodigy in the Vilna Ghetto, Samuel Bak has produced a remarkable body of work that has earned him an international reputation as a painter of thought-provoking images. More

Samuel Bak: Painter of Questions
Canada, 2003, 48 minutes, color
Directed by Christa Singer
DVD
On the occasion of a retrospective exhibit of his work, painter Samuel Bak returned to his hometown of Vilna. Saved from the death camps by his father, the miracle of Bak’s survival is a recurring theme in the unique and powerful visual vocabulary of his work. More

Santa Fe
Austria, 1985, 110 minutes, B&W
German with English Subtitles
Directed by Axel Corti
DVD
Picking up after God Does Not Believe In Us Anymore, Freddy struggles to find work after arriving in New York in 1940. His world of refugee acquaintances includes the depressed daughter of a poet/delicatessen owner, an aging surgeon who cannot find work, and a lovable charlatan photographer. Corti’s trilogy continues with Welcome In Vienna. More

The Secret (Hasod)
Israel/Poland, 2001, 52 minutes, color
English, Hebrew and Polish with English subtitles
Directed by Ronit Kerstner; Produced by Noemi Schory
DVD
Through accidental discovery or deathbed confessions many Catholic Polish citizens have made an unsettling discovery: they were born Jewish. These “new Jews" must decide what this new truth means to them, as Poles and as Jews. More

Secret Courage: The Walter Suskind Story
Netherlands/USA, 2005, 82 minutes, color, English
Directed by Tim Morse and Karen Morse
DVD
Walter Suskind was a German Jew living in Amsterdam who was forced to serve as the Jewish head of deportation at the main deportation site in Holland. More

Settlement
USA, 2008, 55 minutes, color
English, Polish and Hebrew with English subtitles
Written and Directed by Marian Marzynski

DVD
Twelve years after the release of his landmark film Shtetl, Emmy-Award winning director Marian Marzynski, a pioneer of European cinéma-vérité, returns to one of his favorite subjects - the mystery of survival during the Holocaust. Settlement is the most recent of Marzynski's critically-lauded autobiographical films... More

17 rue Saint Fiacre
France, 1999, 24 minutes, color
French with English subtitles
Directed by Daniel Meyers

DVD VHS
Two young Jewish siblings sheltered by a family in the Nazi-occupied town of Compiègne, France, during World War II, went to live with a Catholic family. Now living in the U.S. they return to France for their “adopted” mother’s 90th birthday. More

The Shop on Main Street (Obchod na korze)
Czechoslovakia, 1965, 128 minutes, B&W
Czech with English subtitles
Directed by Jan Kadar
16mm
This haunting tragicomedy takes place during the early days of the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia. A simple, amiable carpenter appointed "aryan controller" of a Jewish shop is faced with a choice: save the shop’s elderly owner or comply with Nazi policies. More

Simply Human
Israel, 2000, 30 minutes, color
Dutch, English and Hebrew with English Subtitles
Directed by Izzy Abrahami & Erga Netz

DVD
Mrs. Hans Snoek, a 90-year old Dutch dancer, famous in The Netherlands as the founder of several dance companies, discusses a little-known episode from her past; during World War II she hid Jews in her Amsterdam home. More

Singing in the Dark
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USA, 1956, 86 minutes, B&W
Directed by Max Nosseck
35mm DVD
A quirky combination of 1950s movie conventions—the musical, gangster and mystery movie—this virtually unknown independent film is one of the first American features to dramatize the Holocaust. Starring Moishe Oysher as a German concentration camp survivor suffering from traumatic amnesia who becomes a New York singing sensation. More

So Many Miracles
Canada, 1987, 58 minutes, color
Directed by Katherine Smalley and Vic Sarin
16mm DVD VHS
Interweaving docu-drama sequences with archival material, this film follows Israel and Frania Rubinek on their emotional return journey to Poland to reunite with the woman who, with her husband and son, saved their lives 40 years earlier. More

So We Said Goodbye (Nifradnu Kach)
Israel, 1991, 26 minutes, color/B&W
Hebrew and Yiddish with English subtitles
Directed by Jorge Gurvich
35mm DVD VHS
While saying goodbye to his son and grandchildren who are leaving Israel, Yackov remembers when, as a child, he also said goodbye to his family in Poland in 1937, not realizing that he would never see them again. More

Song of Hannah
USA/Hungary, 2005, 45 minutes, color/B&W
English, Hungarian and Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Nicole Opper
DVD VHS
Hoping to rescue victims of the Holocaust, 23-year old Hannah Senesh left the Palestine kibbutz she had helped to build and parachuted into her native Hungary. Instead, she was imprisoned and killed. More

Song of Radauti
USA, 1978, 25 minutes, B&W
Directed by Laurence Salzmann
16mm VHS
Before World War II, 8,000 Jews lived in Radauti, Romania. By the mid-1970s, the town had only 240 Jews. Song of Radauti is a beautiful and melancholy statement about a vanishing culture and the lives of a few Jews who survived the Holocaust.

The Star, the Castle and the Butterfly
UK, 1990, 25 minutes, color
Directed by Naomi Gryn
DVD VHS
Tour Prague's legendary Jewish quarter with Rabbi Hugo Gryn as he visits some of its most evocative sites and recalls a world that is no more. Filmed six months before Prague's 1989 Velvet Revolution. More

The Story of Chaim Rumkowski and the Jews of Lodz
Sweden, 1982, 55 minutes, color, English
Directed by Peter Cohen
16mm
Chaim Rumkowski, appointed by the Nazis as the Chairman of the Lodz Jewish Council, was responsible for establishing a vast bureaucracy that administered all social services within the ghetto. More

The Struma
Canada, 2001, 90 minutes, color, English
Directed by Simcha Jacobovici

16mm DVD
In 1941 a boat carrying nearly 800 refugees bound for Palestine found themselves stranded in Istanbul Harbor where it waited while Turkey, under pressure from the British, deliberated the passengers' fate. More

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Three Days in April (Drei Tage im April)
Germany, 1995, 100 minutes, color
German with English subtitles
Directed by Oliver Storz
35mm DVD
In the small Swabian village of Nesselbühl, Germany, in April 1945, Anna still believes hope can be found in trusting the Führer. But then, three cattle cars filled with Jewish concentration camp prisoners being moved to another camp are left abandoned on the train tracks. More

3 Films by Abraham Ravett: Half Sister, In Memory, The March
USA, 2008, 60 minutes, Color/B&W, sound
Directed by Abraham Ravett
16mm DVD
A collection of 3 short films by photographer and filmmaker Abraham Ravett who merges interviews of family members often with previously made films, animation, still photographs and archival footage to make highly personal statements on memory and the Holocaust. More

Till the Tenth Generation
Ireland, 2009, 80 minutes, English, B&W/Color
Directed by Gerry Gregg
DVD
The first major documentary about the Holocaust made in Ireland. The film will play a central role in educating the Irish about the Holocaust and in promoting racial and religious tolerance as the Irish Minister of Integration, John Curran, has funded the distribution of the film to all secondary schools in Ireland. More

Transnistria, The Hell
Israel, 1996, 40 minutes, color/B&W
Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Zolton Terner
DVD VHS
Irom 1941 through 1944, 300,000 Jews were killed at the hands of officials in Transnistria, an area of southern Ukraine bordering Rumania that has become know as the "Forgotten Cemetery." More

The Trial: An Account of the Majdanek Trial in Düsseldorf (Der Prozess)
West Germany, 1984, 270 minutes, color/B&W
German with English subtitles
Directed by Eberhard Fechner
16mm DVD
At least one quarter of a million people were murdered in the Lublin/Majdanek concentration camp. Between 1975 and 1981, the longest trial in German legal history took place in Düsseldorf. Fifteen men and women, former camp guards, were accused of having participated in the murder of thousands. More

The Trial of Adolf Eichmann
France, 2011, 90 minutes
English narration, Hebrew, German & French w/ English subtitles
Director: Michaël Prazan
Blu-ray DVD Digibeta
The 1961 trial of Adolf Eichmann held in an Israeli courtroom and broadcast around the globe, was a benchmark event in the historiography of the Holocaust and a milestone in media and journalism coverage. This compelling new documentary features accounts of Eichmann's capture, the drama in the courtroom and behind the scenes, and reactions from around the world. More

2 or 3 Things I Know About Him (2 oder 3 Dinge, die ich von ihm weiß)
Germany, 2005, 85 minutes, color
German and English with English subtitles
Directed by Malte Ludin
35mm DVD
Ludin's documentary focuses on how his family grapples with--or refuses to engage--the history of their family and of Weimar and Nazi Germany more generally. More

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The Voyage of the St. Louis
Canada/France, 1994, 52 minutes, color/B&W
English, German and French with English subtitles
Directed by Maziar Bahari
DVD VHS
In the summer of 1939, the German luxury liner carrying 937 German Jews was refused haven by every country in the Americas. The St. Louis episode is told by passengers who made the crossing as children and in readings from the diary of the ship’s captain. More

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The Wandering Jew (Der Vanderner Yid)
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USA, 1933, 66 minutes, B&W
Yiddish with English subtitles
Directed by George Roland
35mm DVD
A German-Jewish artist encounters anti-semitism when his masterpiece is rejected by the Academy. The figure in the painting then comes to life and tells of Jewish persecution throughout history. This unusual film ends with footage of an anti-Hitler rally at Madison Square Garden. More

The Wannsee Conference (Die Wannseekonferenz)
West Germany, 1987, 85 minutes, color
German with English subtitles
Directed by Heinz Schirk
35mm 16mm
This chilling film reenacts the historic meeting in January 1942 of key representatives of the SS, Nazi Party, and German government at a house in the quiet Berlin suburb of Wannsee. There, the official decision was made to implement the Nazis' "Final Solution.”. More

We Live Again (Nous Continuons)
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France, 1946, 53 minutes, B&W
Yiddish with some English subtitles
Produced by the Central Committee for Child Welfare of the Union of Jews for Resistance and Mutual Aid
35mm DVD
Among the first movies to deal with the subject of the Holocaust, this documentary about Jewish war orphans—which includes newsreels, footage of children receiving aid from relief agencies, and staged sequences—opened in New York in September 1948. More

Welcome in Vienna
Austria, 1986, 125 Minutes, B&W
German with English Subtitles
Directed By Axel Corti

DVD
The conclusion of Axel Corti’s trilogy. Freddy and Adler, a left-wing intellectual, return to Austria in 1944 as soldiers in the U.S. Army. Freddy falls in love with the daughter of a Nazi, and Adler attempts to go over to the Communist Zone. More

When Grandpa Loved Rita Hayworth (Ab ins Paradies)
Czechoslovakia/Germany, 2000, 90 minutes, color
Czech and German with English subtitled
Directed by Iva Svarcova
35mm DVD
1969: The first winter after the violent end of the Spring of Prague. Just as three astronauts are flying to the moon, thirteen-year-old Hannah and her crazy young parents land in the German economic wonderland. More

The White Rose (Die weiße Rose)
Germany, 1983, 108 minutes, color
German with English subtitles
Directed by Michael Verhoeven
35mm
Lena Stolze (The Nasty Girl) stars in this acclaimed film based on the true story of five German students and their professor who as the White Rose protested the Nazi regime. More


A Woman's Pale Blue Handwriting (Eine blaßblaue Frauenschrift)
Austria, 1984, 106 minutes, color
German with English subtitles
Directed by Axel Corti

DVD VHS
In October 1936, a high official in the Austrian government receives a letter from a German Jewish woman with whom he had an affair in 1925 asking him to help place an 11-year-old, half Jewish boy in a good Austrian school. More

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Yizkor (Remembrance)
USA, 2010, 24 minutes
Directed by Ruth Fertig
Digibeta DVD
Winner of the 2010 Student Academy Award Gold Medal for Documentary, Ruth Fertig’s film uses animation by Jeanne Stern, archival film, home movies and Super 8 footage to tell her grandmother’s story of survival and resilience in the face of crushing loss. More

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Zahor
France, 1996, 22 minutes, color/B&W
French with English subtitles
Directed by Fabienne Rousso-Lenoir

35mm DVD
Zahor makes an essential point about the victims of the Holocaust—that the way they are traditionally presented in the media says nothing about them but everything about their Nazi tormentors. Here, we meet real people—not yet victims—young people with potential. More

Zegota: A Time to Remember
USA, 1992, 52 minutes, color
Produced by Sy Rotter and Andrzej Sikora
VHS
Filmed in Poland, Israel and London this film documents the clandestine efforts of diverse Polish groups -Catholics, socialists, independents and others- to save Jewish lives despite great personal risks. More

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