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Histories of the Holocaust - Dachau: State Within A State
Dachau Camp was officially described as "the first concentration camp for political prisoners" by Heinrich Himmler. Behind its fences the murderous SS policies, epidemics and starvation claimed thousands of lives. This program, the first of two focusing on the Dachau camp, shows the true horrors of the Nazi regime, from…
Histories of the Holocaust - Buchenwald: 1937-1945
Contains 2 programs: Buchenwald 1937-1942 and Buchenwald 1942-1945. Every aspect of life within the fences was a torture where mistreatment by the guards was not only encouraged but was compulsory. Herman Pister's installment as commandant in 1942 only intensified the horrors committed there with experimentation on inmates in ways to…
Histories Of The Holocaust - Dachau: Liberation and Retribution
The inhuman brutality and bloodshed that was endemic at Dachau - Nazi Germany's first concentration camp - did not come to an end with its 1945 liberation, for this dread place proved capable of triggering a spate of vengeful retaliation not only by its half-crazed prisoners, but their rescuers. Chapels…
The Night of Broken Glass
After seizing power, the Nazis began their crusade against Jews with discriminatory laws and the looting of property; they turned to violence openly in what has come to be known as Kristallnacht: the night of broken glass. In November 1938 German soldiers set on fire some 400 synagogues and destroyed…
A Promise to My Father - One Survivor's Journey through the Holocaust
We re-trace the steps of Holocaust survivor Israel Arbeiter as he returns to Poland and Germany for the final time to look for items buried in 1939 in the basement of his old home in Plock, Poland as the German army advanced. We also travel with "Izzy" to Treblinka death…
The Legacy of Jedwabne - The Destruction of a Jewish Community
Inspired by Jan Gross' book titled Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, this film tells a shocking and brutal story that has been kept a secret in Poland for over 60 years. It tells the story of a pogrom in 1941 in Jedwabne, Poland and explores the…
Child of the Forest
Yona Bromberg recalls the German invasion of her hometown of Rokitna, in Poland as she was herded, along with the rest of her family, to the village market. "My family and all other Jews in Rokitna", she explains. "Once on the village market the SS surrounded the building with uniformed…
The Holocaust: What The Allies Knew
This documentary delves into never before seen archival footage and documents to investigate how much the Allies knew about the mass murder of Europe's Jews during World War II and why they did not do more to stop it. WHAT THE ALLIES KNEW examines the immigration policy, top secret documents,…
Heroes - Saving Jewish Lives from Nazis
The residents of the Plateau du Vivarais, a remote region in the French countryside, stood up against the occupying Nazis and their French collaborators by giving sanctuary to those fleeing persecution during World War II. These French citizens refused to see oppressed individuals as anything other than human beings. Through…
912 Days of The Warsaw Ghetto
The Warsaw Ghetto 1940-1943 is documentary project that features three films. The main film is 912 Days of the Warsaw Ghetto (37 min.), and the two short ones are Children in the Ghetto and Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. These films were created for the Jewish Historical Institute as part of its…
Memory of the Camps
Part of the Series: Frontline
This film was a project that was supervised by the British Ministry of Information and the American Office of War Information. And during that summer of 1945 some of the documentary editing was done under the direction of Alfred Hitchcock. "At the time we found the film, it was not…
Raoul Wallenberg: Between The Lines
Raoul Wallenberg was an unlikely hero. A Swedish diplomat, he risked his life to challenge the Nazi forces in Hungary and to save the lives of as many as 100,000 Jews in Budapest in 1944. The Nazis, led by the notorious Albert Eichmann, had already stripped the Hungarian countryside of…