Over the Rainbow
Part of the Series: The Story of the Jews

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Part of the Series: The Story of the Jews
Simon Schama examines how the Holocaust and the creation of Israel have fundamentally changed what it means to be Jewish.
The Beginning
Part of the Series: The Story of the Jews
Prize-winning author and Emmy-Award winner Simon Schama explores the Jewish experience from ancient times to the present day. The story begins 3,000 years ago with the emergence of a tribal people in a contested land and their extraordinary book, the Hebrew Bible, a chronicle of their stormy relationship with a…
A Leap of Faith
Part of the Series: The Story of the Jews
Simon Schama explores the bright, hopeful moment when Enlightenment thinkers and revolutionary armies brought ghetto walls crashing down -- allowing Jews to weave their wisdom, creativity and energies into the very fabric of modern life in Europe.
The Story of the Jews - with Simon Schama
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Simon Schama presents The Story of the Jews, a five-part look at 3000 years of Jewish history and the impact the Jews have made on the world. The five-hour series follows Schama - who has written and presented 50 documentaries on art, literature and history and is a Contributing Editor…
Among Believers
Part of the Series: The Story of the Jews
Simon Schama's epic series continues with the story of medieval Jews struggling to preserve their identity -- and sometimes their lives -- under the rule of Christianity and Islam. Whether labeled "Christ-killers" by the Christians or "dhimmi" (non-Muslim citizens of an Islamic community) by the Muslims, diaspora Jews built new…
Portrait of Wally
"Portrait of Wally", Egon Schiele's tender picture of his mistress, Walburga ("Wally") Neuzil, is the pride of the Leopold Museum in Vienna. But for 13 years the painting was locked up in New York, caught in a legal battle between the Austrian museum and the Jewish family from whom the…
Children of the Holocaust
Six remarkable stories of survival from eyewitnesses of Nazi atrocities during World War II, brought to life for through animation. Official Selection at the Sheffield Documentary Festival. Official Selection at the Annecy Animation Festival.
Jealous of the Birds
Some 15,000 Holocaust survivors remained in Germany after WWII. How could they stay? Jealous of the Birds was born from this pivotal question. Filmmaker Jordan Bahat begins this quest with a desire to understand the choices made by his own grandparents. In interviews with survivors, their children and other Germans,…
After Auschwitz - Profiling Six Extraordinary Holocaust Survivors and Their Lives After the War
"You're free. Go home." Most Holocaust films end with these words, the very words that survivors heard at liberation. But AFTER AUSCHWITZ is not a typical "Holocaust" film. It begins with these words, inviting audiences to experience what happened next. AFTER AUSCHWITZ is a "Post-Holocaust" documentary that follows six extraordinary…
The Dreamed Ones - Love Letters of a Forbidden Romance
The tormented romance between celebrated poets Paul Celan and Ingeborg Bachmann - a Holocaust survivor whose parents were killed in the concentration camps and a daughter of a Nazi party member - is the subject of this innovative documentary in which two actors read from their nearly two decades worth…
Seed of Sarah
A video collage of song and remembrance. The story is based on Judith Magyar Isaacson's highly acclaimed memoir recounting her real-life story as a young Hungarian girl growing up during the tumultuous years of WWII and the Holocaust. The film follows Judith's present day journey back to the places of…
America and the Holocaust
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Weaving together interviews, official photos and documents, home movies, and archival film, this 90-minute film explores the complex social and political factors that shaped America's response to the Holocaust. The story of Kurt Klein, who struggled with State Department red tape to free his parents from Europe, represents America's reaction…