||Liberation of Concentration Camps
|Art of the Holocaust
|Children in the Holocaust
||Nazi War Criminals
|Children Rescue Efforts
||Obedience to Authority
|Crystal Night (Kristallnacht)
|Europe Before the Holocaust
||Revisionism / Holocaust Deniers
||Teaching the Holocaust
||Trials, Nazi War Crimes
Table of Contents
Video Tape List ( VHS Format Only )
ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST
ACT OF FAITH
AGNES ADACHI: INTERVIEW WITH RAOUL WALLENBERG
ALAN AND NAOMI
ALL BUT MY LIFE: GERDA KLEIN
AMERICA & THE HOLOCAUST: DECEIT & INDIFFERENCE
AMERICAN GATHERING OF HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS
ANATOMY OF AUSCHWITZ
THE ANGEL OF BERGEN/BELSEN (INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS)
ANNA POST: A SURVIVOR REMEMBERS
ANNE FRANK EXHIBIT
ANNE FRANK IN MAINE
ANNE FRANK - PRIME TIME
ANNE FRANK REMEMBERED
ANNE FRANK-THE LAST SEVEN MONTHS
ARBEIT MACHT FREI (WORK MAKES MAN FREE)
ART OF THE HOLOCAUST
ASSIGNMENT: RESCUE – THE STORY OF VARIAN FRY AND THE EMERGENCY RESCUE COMMITTEE
AUSCHWITZ AND THE ALLIES
AUSCHWITZ: IF YOU CRIED, YOU DIED
AUSCHWITZ - UPDATE WITH JACK KEMP
THE AVENUE OF THE JUST
BARONESS KEMENY: INTERVIEW WITH RAOUL WALLENBERG
BIRTHDAY FROM HELL
THE BOAT IS FULL
CAMERA OF MY FAMILY: FOUR GENERATIONS IN GERMANY - 1845 – 1945
CAMP OF HOPE AND DESPAIR
CHILDHOOD MEMORIES OF THE HOLOCAUST
CHILDREN IN THE HOLOCAUST
THE CHILDREN OF IZIEU
CHILDREN OF THE EXODUS
CHILDREN OF THE HOLOCAUST
CHOOSING ONE'S WAY
CHOSEN THOUSAND: TO OSWEGO FROM NAZI OPPRESSION
THE COURAGE TO CARE
THE CROSS AND THE STAR
A DEBT TO HONOR
DEDICATION OF THE UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM
THE DEMJANJUK TRIAL: MOMENT IN HISTORY
THE DEMOCRAT AND THE DICTATOR
DEPORTATIONS (WITNESS TO THE HOLOCAUST)
DIAMONDS IN THE SNOW
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
DR. MENGELE’S LABORATORY
THE DOOMED VOYAGE OF THE ST. LOUIS
THE DOUBLE CROSSING: THE VOYAGE OF THE ST. LOUIS
ECHOES OF SILENCE
ECHOES THAT REMAIN
EICHMANN - NAZI FUGITIVE
ESCAPE FROM SOBIBOR
A FIELD OF BUTTERCUPS
THE FINAL SOLUTION
FOREST OF VALOR
THE FORGOTTEN GENOCIDE
FREEDOM (WITNESS TO THE HOLOCAUST)
A FRIENDSHIP IN VIENNA
A GENERATION APART
GHETTO LIFE (WITNESS TO THE HOLOCAUST)
GOOD EVENING MR. WALLENBERG
HIDDEN IN SILENCE
HITLER: ANATOMY OF A DICTATORSHIP
HITLER: HEROES & TYRANTS OF THE 20TH CENTURY
HITLER: THE LAST TEN DAYS
HITLER: THE WHOLE STORY
THE HOLOCAUST-A DECEPTION OF TRUTH
THE HOLOCAUST: LIFE UNWORTHY OF LIFE
HOLOCAUST SELECTED WORKS
HOLOCAUST: THE WAR THAT SHOCKED THE WORLD
THE HOLOCAUST: THROUGH OUR OWN EYES
I NEVER SAW ANOTHER BUTTERFLY
IMAGE BEFORE MY EYES
IN MEMORY OF MILLIONS
IN THE SHADOW OF THE REICH: NAZI MEDICINE
INTERROGATION IN BUDAPEST: THE STORY OF HANNAH SENESH
INTERVIEW WITH MIEP
IT WAS NOTHING; IT WAS EVERYTHING
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES STAND FIRM AGAINST NAZI ASSAULT
JEWISH VIEW HOLOCAUST: RIGHTEOUS GENTILES
THE JEWS OF POLAND: FIVE CITIES
A JOURNEY BACK
JOURNEY OF THE BUTTERFLY
JUDGMENT AT NUREMBURG
JUST A DIARY: HOUSE IN THE BACK
KITTY: A RETURN TO AUSCHWITZ
KLAUS BARBIE DOCUMENTARY
KOVNO GHETTO: A BURIED HISTORY
KRISTALLNACHT: THE JOURNEY FROM 1938 TO 1988
THE LAST DAYS OF WW II
THE LEGACY OF ANNE FRANK
A LEGACY OF GOODNESS
LESSONS IN HATE
LIBERATION OF AUSCHWITZ (BY RUSSIA)
THE LIFE OF ADOLF HITLER
THE LONGEST HATRED
THE LOST CHILDREN OF BERLIN
THE MARCH OF THE LIVING
MARK BERGHASH - PORTRAITS OF A TRUE SELF
THE MASTER RACE
MEMORY OF THE CAMPS
MIRACLE AT MOREAUX
MISSING HERO: RAOUL WALLENBERG
MORE THAN BROKEN GLASS: MEMORIES OF THE HOLOCAUST
MY 100 CHILDREN
MY BROTHER, MY SISTER
THE MYSTERY OF JOSEF MENGELE
NAZI WAR CRIMINALS
THE NAZIS - HITLER’S HENCHMEN: VOL. 1 GOERING
THE NAZIS - HITLER’S HENCHMEN: VOL. 2 HIMMLER
THE NAZIS - HITLER’S HENCHMEN: VOL. 3 GOEBBELS
THE NAZIS - HITLER’S HENCHMEN: VOL. 4 HESS
THE NAZIS - HITLER’S HENCHMEN: VOL. 5 SPEER
THE NAZIS - HITLER’S HENCHMEN: VOL. 6 DOENITZ
NAZIS: LEST WE FORGET
NIGHT AND FOG
NIGHTMARE: THE IMMIGRATION OF JOACHIM AND RACHEL
NOT IN OUR TOWN
NUMBER THE STARS
ONE SURVIVOR REMEMBERS
THE ONLY WAY
OPENING THE GATES OF HELL: AMERICAN LIBERATORS OF THE NAZI
THE OTHER SIDE OF FAITH
PARTISANS: THE STORY OF WILLIAM GREEN
PIRI HIRLING: INTERVIEW WITH RAOUL WALLENBERG
PRESERVING THE PAST TO ENSURE THE FUTURE
RAOUL WALLENBERG: BETWEEN THE LINES
RAOUL WALLENBERG: THE MAN WHO STOPPED DEATH
REAL TO REEL
REFLECTIONS (WITNESS TO THE HOLOCAUST)
RESCUE IN SCANDINAVIA
RESISTANCE (WITNESS TO THE HOLOCAUST)
RETURN TO LIFE
RIGHTEOUS GENTILE TESTIMONY-LARRY SPRINGER SHOW
THE RISE AND FALL OF THE THIRD REICH
RISE OF THE NAZIS
ROBERT CLARY: A MEMOIR OF LIBERATION
SCHINDLER /60 MIN ON DENIERS
SCHINDLER - A JOHN BLAIR DOCUMENTARY
SEEDS OF HATE
THE SHADOW OF HATE
THE SIMON WIESENTHAL STORY: THE MURDERERS AMONG US
SOLDIER'S EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS
THE SORROW: THE NAZI LEGACY
SPEAK UP: LESSONS FROM A HIDDEN CHILD
SPIELBERG’S SURVIVORS OF THE HOLOCAUST
THE STORY OF CHAIM RUMKOWSKI AND THE JEWS OF LODZ
STRUGGLES FOR POLAND
SURVIVORS OF THE HOLOCAUST
SUSAN MESINAI AT CHATAUQUA LUTHERAN HOUSE
TEACHING THE HOLOCAUST: CLAYTON ADAMS
TEACHING THE HOLOCAUST: PROFESSOR WILLIAM ALLEN, HISTORIAN AND
THERESIENSTADT: GATEWAY TO AUSCHWITZ
THEY RISKED THEIR LIVES
THROUGH OUR EYES
TIBOR & SHARON: RAOUL WALLENBERG
A TIME TO GATHER STONES TOGETHER
A TIME TO REMEMBER
A TIMELY REMINDER
TO KNOW WHERE THEY ARE
THE TRANSPORTS OF DEATH
TRIBUTE TO MR. WALLENBERG
THE TRIUMPH OF MEMORY
TRIUMPH OF THE SPIRIT
TRIUMPH OF THE WILL
TZVI NUSSBAUM: A BOY FROM WARSAW
THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
THE UPSTAIRS ROOM
U.S. HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM
U.S. HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM HOLOCAUST & MUSEUM BACKGROUND
U.S. HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM TOUR & PBS SPECIAL WITH KURT KLEIN
U.S. HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM TOUR & RIGHTEOUS GENTILE
VERDICT FOR TOMORROW (EICHMANN TRIAL)
VIEWS FROM THE HEARTLAND
THE VISAS THAT SAVED LIVES
VOICES FROM THE ATTIC
WALL OF SILENCE
THE WANNSEE CONFERENCE
THE WARSAW GHETTO
THE WARSAW GHETTO UPRISING
WE MUST NEVER FORGET: THE STORY OF THE HOLOCAUST
WEAPONS OF THE SPIRIT
WHO SHALL LIVE AND WHO SHALL DIE
WILLIAM BUCKLEY INTERVIEWS DANIEL GOLDHAGEN
WILLIAMSVILLE EAST WITH RICH KELLMAN
WITNESS TO THE HOLOCAUST
THE WORLD AT WAR
WORLD GATHERING OF HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS
WORLD GATHERING OF SURVIVORS AT JERUSALEM
THE WORLD OF ANNE FRANK
THE WORLD THAT WAS
YOU ARE FREE
ZEGOTA: A TIME TO REMEMBER
Af1 ANNE FRANK IN MAINE (28 minutes)
The junior high school class in Kennebunk, Maine learns about the Holocaust.
Students question adults who lived through those years. Gradually the whole
community becomes involved. When the class decides to perform The Diary of Anne
Frank, the local church provides the stage. The minister, townspeople, students
and their parents comment on the Holocaust study program and its effect on the
children involved. Helpful for those interested in developing programs for
teaching about the Holocaust in their communities.
Af2 JUST A DIARY: HOUSE IN THE BACK (30 minutes)
Excellent for students. Includes interviews with non-Jewish Dutch
actors who are performing The Diary of Anne Frank in Amsterdam. Interspersed
with exciting scenes from the play, the actors explain historical events while
they tour the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam. Contains Holocaust footage.
(Mostly in Dutch with English subtitles) (Grade six and older) (3 copies)
Af3 THE WORLD OF ANNE FRANK (28 minutes)
Docu-drama of a segment taken from Anne’s actual diary. The documentary
portion consists of still photos of Anne, her family and Nazi Germany,
historical film footage of Hitler and the rise of Nazism, and a rare interview
with Otto Frank (Anne’s father). Also included are interviews with Miep Gies and
Victor Kraler who hid the Frank family from the Nazis. The viewer is provided
with an unusual historical perspective of the Holocaust through the story of
Af4 ANNE FRANK-THE LAST SEVEN MONTHS (75 minutes)
Documentary that begins where Anne’s diary left off. Consists of the
testimony of eight women who were with Anne Frank and her family during the
final months of her life at three different camps.
Af5 THE ATTIC (95 minutes)
Capturing the dignity and bravery of the Dutch people, Jews and
non-Jews alike, this historically accurate drama is based on the book Anne Frank
Remembered by Miep Gies, a Dutch woman who risked everything to help her Jewish
friends. The story continues until the war’s end and Mr. Frank returns as the
Af6 "DEAR KITTY" (25 minutes)
The life of Anne Frank is told with quotations from her diary, photos from the
family album and historic footage. Historical background is given on the
Holocaust, anti-Semitism, racism and fascism. Great introduction for study of
the Holocaust when using The Diary of Anne Frank.
Af7 THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK (151 minutes)
Taking refuge in an attic hideaway in Amsterdam, Anne Frank and her family
attempt to escape Nazi persecution for two years. Anne’s diary, a personal and
poignant view of a horror nearly too large to grasp, records her daily life and
thoughts while in hiding. This moving and suspenseful adaptation of her true
story captures the struggle of a Jewish family to preserve a civilized life
under increasingly desperate circumstances.
Af8 ANNE FRANK - PRIME TIME (13 minutes)
The 50th anniversary of her death.
Af9 ANNE FRANK REMEMBERED (60 minutes)
Combining eye-witness testimony, never before-seen photos, previously
undiscovered family letters and rare archival footage, this film documents the
story of the Frank family focusing on the spirited girl whose diary fulfilled
her wish "to go on living after my death." Eyewitnesses report on Anne’s early
childhood in Frankfurt, her years in hiding and her last days in the
Bergen-Belsen camp where she perished. The film also recalls her father's
painful journey home after the war where he learns the tragic fate of his
family. 1995 Academy Award winner.
Af10 THE LEGACY OF ANNE FRANK (30 minutes)
A documentary that includes interviews with Dutch citizens, and an appearance
from Otto Frank, Anne Frank’s father. Also includes footage of the Nazi
occupation of Holland from captured German films.
Af11 ANNE FRANK EXHIBIT
Highlights of the presentation of the Anne Frank exhibit at the Holocaust
Af12 INTERVIEW WITH MIEP (10 minutes)
A short interview, recorded from a television broadcast, with Miep Gies, the
woman who Anne Frank’s diary.
Art & Photography
Ar1 ART OF THE HOLOCAUST (10 minutes)
Interview with photographers who utilized a new photographic technique in order
to capture the emotional intensity of the experiences of Holocaust survivors on
Ar2 MARK BERGHASH - PORTRAITS OF A TRUE SELF (25 minutes)
Series of photographic portraits of Holocaust survivors as they narrate their
Ar3 "ARBEIT MACHT FREI" (WORK MAKES MAN FREE) (28 minutes)
The artist Harold Lewis shares in this video a historical perspective of the
Holocaust by using pieces of his own work.
Ar4 I NEVER SAW ANOTHER BUTTERFLY (30 minutes)
This film is based on the book of the same title containing the drawings and
poems of the children at the Terezin concentration camp in Czechoslovakia during
1942-44. The program contains documentary film shot in Prague and Terezin, and
presents a fictionalized account of the children who survived the war.
As1 ANTI-SEMITISM: UPDATE (32 minutes)
Examines current anti-Semitism in France, Argentina and the United States. With
Dan Rather, Simon Wiesenthal and Jacob Timmerman. Interviews with American Nazi
As2 SEEDS OF HATE (21 minutes)
Geraldo Rivera: (20/20 ABC). An overview of the Radical Right in the United
States. Confronts religious link with Christian identity movement. Interviews
members and supporters of the movement. White Supremacy and anti-Judaism are
explored and challenged.
As3 CAMERA OF MY FAMILY: FOUR GENERATIONS IN GERMANY - 1845 -
1945 (18 minutes)
Catherine Hanf Noren, a photographer, author, and member of an upper
middle-class German-Jewish family, finds a collection of family photographs and
begins a quest for knowledge about her relatives and herself before and during
the Nazi era. Her discoveries about their lives and fates during the years of
Nazi domination challenges viewers to examine the causes and destructive
consequences of Nazism. Based on the book of the same title by Catherine Hanf
As4 WILLIAMSVILLE EAST WITH RICH KELLMAN (7 minutes)
Interviews with Williamsville East High School students, teachers and parents
after an explosive incident in 1985.
As5 THE LONGEST HATRED (90 minutes)
Taken from PBS, this program documents the history of anti-Semitism that
eventually ended in the murder of 6 million Jews by Hitler and the Nazis.
As6 SCHOOL TIES (110 minutes)
Focuses on a Jewish boy in 1950 who receives a scholarship to a New England prep
school and doesn’t tell anyone he is Jewish. His new found ties are broken when
a student reveals his secret and he is forced to take the most important stand
of his life.
As7 SKOKIE (121 minutes)
Based on the actual events that shook this nation’s history, Skokie is the
powerful story of a contemporary small American town confronted with neo-Nazism
and its own harrowing memories of war. Many Nazi death camp survivors have spent
years in Skokie, Illinois rebuilding their shattered lives and families into a
thriving community. When a band of neo-Nazis announces its plans for a march
through the town, the outraged citizens rise up to prevent the demonstration.
But their fight against the national socialist party divides the town’s
political and religious leaders from their children. Tensions increase as the
lines are drawn for a conflict that would etch itself into our nation’s memory
As8 THE SHADOW OF HATE (40 minutes)
A history of intolerance in America.
As9 AMERICA & THE HOLOCAUST: DECEIT & INDIFFERENCE (87 minutes)
This paints a troubling picture of the United States during a period beset by
anti-Semitism and a government that, due to complex political and social
factors, not only delayed action but suppressed information and blocked efforts
that could have resulted in the rescue of hundreds of thousands of people. Told
through the experiences of Kurt Klein, a Jewish refugee in America trying to
save his parents in Europe and documented U.S. policy.
As10 THE CROSS AND THE STAR (52 minutes)
This provocative documentary boldly examined the anti-Semitism that may have
lain in Christian dogma centuries before the Third Reich, helping to pave the
way for the Holocaust.
Children in The Holocaust
C1 CHILDREN IN THE HOLOCAUST - TWO REELS - MOVIE (2 hours)
An examination of the impact of the Holocaust on the children who lived through
it - whether in the concentration camps, or the ghettos, these children survived
a devastating experience at a very young age, an experience that tempered their
existence forever. A moving documentary with wider ranging implications
concerning the effects of war, and violence in general, on the innocent children
caught in the middle.
(16 mm film; grades 10 and up)
C2 NIGHTMARE: THE IMMIGRATION OF JOACHIM AND RACHEL (21 minutes)
Entreated by their father to "stay together" and "live," Joachim and Rachel
successfully hide from the Nazis and escape from the ghetto through the sewers,
only to be captured and put on a train to Auschwitz. They courageously jump off
and, with the aid of partisans, make their way out of Poland to America. This
film is one of a few that is recommended for young viewers. It is an excellent
introduction to a most difficult subject. Time must be allowed for a
well-directed and open discussion that prompts honest responses to the film.
(Teacher’s guide available) (Grades 6 and up)(2 copies)
C3 AMBULANCE (9 minutes)
A trigger film that gives perceptive viewers a microcosm of the Holocaust.
Beginning with the menacing sound of German marching music that keeps time to
the rantings of Hitler, the first minutes are interspersed with coughs of
exhaust from an ambulance. Children, under guard, play nearby. Birds overhead
fly free. A dog runs back and forth. Only the children & their adult companion
have no escape. The single van becomes the filmmaker’s symbol for the gas
chambers that destroyed millions. The few children represent those who perished.
Advanced technology has been perverted to develop more efficient ways to kill
children. The ambulance has become vehicle of death. By the end, a Yiddish folk
song becomes the Kaddish. The children and teacher are gone.
(Ages 16 and up) (2 copies)
C4 CHILDHOOD MEMORIES OF THE HOLOCAUST (20 minutes)
Recollections of several survivors who were children during the Holocaust.
Includes archival photographs.
C5 PRESERVING THE PAST TO ENSURE THE FUTURE (15 minutes)
Ray Errol Fox’s sensitive and soulful video deals with the most tragic victims
of the Holocaust, the one and a half million children whose only "crime" was to
have been born Jewish. We join visitors, young and old, white and black, Jew and
gentile, as they express their profound shock at the incomprehensible realities
with which they are confronted on their visit to Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem Museum
and its haunting Children’s Memorial. Current new footage of racist violence
around the world juxtaposed with the poetry and artwork of the children who
perished in the camps, makes this a stirring and powerful experience.
C6 SUSAN (58 minutes)
Susan Seiler-Vigorito is the survivor of identical twins tortured by Dr. Joseph
Mengele in his medical experiments on children in Auschwitz. She shares with a
college audience the story of their brutal year long existence in a wooden cage
at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. The infants were only three years at the
time. Prior to the deportation to Auschwitz, they were cared for by grandparents
who taught the toddlers to be quiet or they would all die. Mrs. Vigorito now
lives in Cleveland and is a Holocaust education teacher. There is a discussion
period at the end of the presentation with a college audience.
C7 TZVI NUSSBAUM: A BOY FROM WARSAW (50 minutes)
This film provides a moving personal testimony of the little boy made famous by
a photograph of him with his arms raised in surrender as a German soldier trains
a machine gun on him.
C8 THROUGH OUR EYES (25 minutes)
Children’s eyewitness accounts, diary entries, and poems are read by young
people in this moving program on the Holocaust. Period photographs spanning from
the pre- Nazi era to the allied liberation show synagogues burning, cattle cars,
and loss of family members.
(For grades 7-9) (2 copies)
C9 THERESIENSTADT: GATEWAY TO AUSCHWITZ (57 minutes)
In 1941, the Nazis converted the fortress town of Theresienstadt in
Czechoslovakia into a ghetto for Jewish deportees en route to annihilation in
the east. Of some 15,000 children who were fifteen years old or younger at the
time of their imprisonment, less than 150 survived. This film tells their
unbelievable story, recounting tales of friendship, youthful adventure, first
love, adolescent enthusiasm and the strength of family ties.
C10 A FIELD OF BUTTERCUPS (30 minutes)
The story of Dr. Janusz Korczak's orphanage for Jewish children in the Warsaw
Ghetto, and of his heroic devotion to his orphans.
C11 DANIEL'S STORY (14 minutes)
The video is issued in conjunction with the exhibit at the U.S. Holocaust
Memorial in Washington, D.C. Daniel and his family represent a composite of the
experiences of German-Jewish families. It is based on the experiences of real
children who lived at the time of the Holocaust. It is designed for children
aged 8-13 years.
C12 JOURNEY OF THE BUTTERFLY (62 minutes)
This documentary showcases the art, music, poetry, and history of the children
imprisoned by the Nazis in the ghetto at Terezin, Czechoslovakia. Highlights
include a performance of "I Never Saw Another Butterfly" by the American
Boychoir. Winner of the Cine Golden Eagle Award.
C13 MY 100 CHILDREN (100 minutes)
At the end of World War II Lena Kuchler arrives at a refugee camp in search of
her missing family members. She is unable to obtain any information,
encountering, instead, many hungry children. Starring Linda Lavin.
C14 CHILDREN OF THE HOLOCAUST 1995 (51 minutes)
This program presents the story of four people who, as children, survived the
C15 NUMBER THE STARS (15 minutes)
The story of young Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen. When the
Nazis announce their plans to "relocate" Denmark’s Jews in 1943, Annemarie must
find the true meaning of courage as her family, assisted by the Danish
Resistance, helps the Rosens cross over to safety in neutral Sweden.
C16 A FRIENDSHIP IN VIENNA (94 minutes)
Based on the autobiographical book Devil in Vienna by Doris Orgel, this
thought-provoking film centers around the complex relationship between Inge, a
precocious Jewish girl, and Lise, the rebellious daughter of a Nazi official, in
C17 THE UPSTAIRS ROOM (37 minutes)
Striking watercolor drawings and evocative voices depict the true story of Annie
de Leeuw, a young Dutch Jewish girl, and the Dutch Gentiles who put themselves
in danger in order to hide her and her sister from the Nazis. As the girls spend
more than two years in an upstairs room in a secluded farmhouse in Holland, the
war rages in Europe and the Nazis come within feet of their hiding place, but
Annie never loses her courage or optimism.
Story of a Jewish child whose life changes dramatically when Hitler rises to
Cc1 LIBERATION OF AUSCHWITZ (BY RUSSIA) (30 minutes)
Video testimony of conditions at Auschwitz at the time of liberation by the
Cc2 AUSCHWITZ - UPDATE WITH JACK KEMP (28 minutes)
Video testimony of conditions at Auschwitz at the time of liberation by the
Cc3 AUSCHWITZ TODAY (3 minutes)
Irv Weinstein, Buffalo TV anchorman, visits Auschwitz and Warsaw.
Cc4 EBENESE (12 minutes)
Through eyewitness accounts by American military personnel, we are shown the
results of Nazi destruction and dehumanization at the death camp, Ebenese.
Cc5 THE FINAL SOLUTION (Witness to the Holocaust) (19 minutes)
Life in the camps; the selection process and extermination.
(Teacher’s guide available)
Cc6 KITTY: A RETURN TO AUSCHWITZ - PTS. I AND II (90 minutes)
Kitty Felix hart talks about her past as a teenager, inmate #39934, in
Auschwitz. She survived. Over thirty members of her family and many of her
school friends did not. Kitty recollects her memories from her home in
Birmingham, England and from the grounds of the concentration camp, where she
walks with her grown son, thirty-four years after her liberation. This
exploration of a horrifying almost incomprehensible time becomes real and deeply
meaningful through the sheer dynamism of kitty herself.
(age 16 and up)
Cc7 AUSCHWITZ AND THE ALLIES (two reels) (113 minutes)
Narrated by Ed Asner. Based on Martin Gilbert’s renowned expose, this BBC
production documents the shocking and incredible but true story of American and
British knowledge of and lack of reaction to the horrors of Nazi concentration
Cc8 MEMORY OF THE CAMPS (60 minutes)
PBS produced this 1989 documentary. Forty years ago, British and American film
crews entered Nazi concentration camps and recorded scenes of the gas chambers,
experimentation labs, crematoria and the starving survivors.
(Recommended adult educational level) (4 copies)
Cc9 SHOAH (9 & 1/2 hours)
In 5 cassettes, oral history of the Holocaust told by a full range of witnesses,
survivors and perpetrators. SS officers, resettled Germans, polish villagers and
Jewish survivors are interviewed. A masterpiece.
(Teacher’s guide available) (3 copies)
Cc10 CONCENTRATION CAMPS (60 minutes)
PBS documentary. Provides a historical look at the Nazi concentration camps
(PBS American experience.)
Cc11 THE SORROW: THE NAZI LEGACY (33 minutes)
A group of six Swedish teenagers, two of whom are Jewish, embark upon a journey
to Auschwitz in an effort to try to comprehend the incomprehensible. They
attempt to explore together in the words of one of the teenagers, "how could all
this happened? How could it have been allowed?"
Cc12 THE TRIUMPH OF MEMORY (29 minutes)
Robert Gardner produced this film for PBS about non-Jewish resistance fighters
who were sent to concentration camps. Accounts are given of what they saw at
Mauthausen, Buchenwald, and Auschwitz.
(Recommended adult educational level)
Cc13 AUSCHWITZ: IF YOU CRIED, YOU DIED (28 minutes)
Chronicles the journey of two Holocaust survivors as they revisit the hell they
knew as the Auschwitz concentration camp.
Cc14 TEREZIN (31 minutes)
This video traces the life of the young men and women who were confined to a
concentration camp in Czechoslovakia. Over 15,000 passed through the gates and
only 100 survived.
(Recommended for young adults)
Cc15 NIGHT AND FOG (29 minutes)
A brilliant film on the concentration camp world in all its piercing and
compelling truth by one 0f the foremost French directors, Alain Resnais. Resnais
takes his camera to major concentration camps of the Nazi era, now hauntingly
barren and innocent, and over these scenes superimposes historic footage evoking
the dreadful past.
(French narration with English subtitles) (Text to night and fog available) (3
Cc16 THE CHILDREN OF IZIEU (28 minutes)
Tells the story of a French couple who took in 45 children that were orphaned
when their parents were deported to Auschwitz. Eventually all the children were
Cc17 A TIMELY REMINDER
A discussion of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
Cc18 TRIUMPH OF THE SPIRIT (3 hours)
The experience of a young, Greek boxer who was a prisoner in Auschwitz/Birkenau
during World War II. A Nova Presentation.
Cc19 CHOOSING ONE'S WAY (30 minutes)
This documentary is about the heretofore little known story of resistance in
Auschwitz/Birkenau. Accomplished through the smuggling of gunpowder from a
nearby munitions factory, the inmates succeeded in the destruction of
crematorium #4. This film features thirteen survivors, each of whom contributes
to the piecing together of this incredible story of heroism. Winner of Hugo
award at the Chicago film festival.
Cc20 LOST CHILDHOOD (48 minutes)
This is the story of the "Birkenau Boys".
(Rich Newburg) (3 copies)
Cc21 ANATOMY OF AUSCHWITZ
Recorded from a television broadcast.
Cc22 ESCAPE FROM SOBIBOR (149 minutes)
Sobibor was a Nazi death camp in Poland where more than a quarter of a million
Jews were annihilated. It was also the site of the largest prisoner escape of
(See also Rt 3) (4 copies)
Cc23 CAMP OF HOPE AND DESPAIR (70 minutes)
Westerbork in Eastern Holland was the last stop on Dutch soil for more than
100,000 Dutch Jews, before being deported to the concentration camps. In spite
of the air of impending doom, Jewish classes, celebrations, religious services
and weddings continued on a regular basis. Through the eyewitness accounts of
survivors, as well as remarkable photographs and films, one comes to understand
the overall picture of daily life in Westerbork.
Children Rescue Efforts
Cre1 MIRACLE AT MOREAUX (58 minutes)
Tale of three Jewish children fleeing the Nazis who find refuge in a Catholic
school. This tale reaffirms the heroism of those adults and children who
resisted the Nazi movement. (2 copies)
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Cn1 KRISTALLNACHT: THE JOURNEY FROM 1938 TO 1988 (60 minutes)
Kristallnacht seen as a direct response to death of von rath by ginzberg. First
step that led to genocide. Testimonies from witnesses, survivors, journalists,
clergy. Historical film footage and documentation. 1100 synagogues were
destroyed; over 300 people died. Tells story of Prof. Meir Schwarz’s personal
journey to find traces of Jewish life in Germany, and present day Austria.
Considers the future of Jewish communities in Germany and Austria.
Cn2 MORE THAN BROKEN GLASS: MEMORIES OF THE HOLOCAUST (57
The clear portrayal of the tragic horror of Kristallnacht through archival
footage, photographs and first hand interviews with witnesses, makes plain the
terrible Nazi intent of open war on the Jewish people. Through motion picture
footage, newsreels, photographs, music and interviews with witnesses and
survivors, more than broken glass portrays German Jewish life of the 1930’s and
1940’s, the events of Kristallnacht and its aftermath.
D1 DEPORTATIONS (WITNESS TO THE HOLOCAUST) (19 minutes)
The wearing down of the Jewish population, the collection and deportation of
people from the ghettos and countryside to the concentration camps, and the
attitude of the bystanders are presented in this film which, in part, responds
to the often asked question: "did the Jews go ‘like sheep’ to the slaughter?"
(Teacher's guide available)
Europe Before the Holocaust
E1 THE WORLD THAT WAS (17 minutes)
Provides a glimpse into European Jewish life prior to the rise of the Nazis.
E2 IMAGE BEFORE MY EYES (90 minutes)
A re-creation of Jewish life in Poland from the late 19th Century through the
1930’s through rare films, photographs, memorabilia, music and interviews with
E3 SHTETL (Approx. 2.5 hours)
This is an in-depth documentary analysis of the attitudes of Poles toward Jews
in general, and the Jews who had made up about sixty percent of their village
not far from Warsaw in pre-Holocaust Poland. The producer, Marian Marzynski,
himself a holocaust survivor, returns to his former village and interviews
contemporary villagers and probes their attitudes. He focuses especially on a
young post-Holocaust educated villager who has made a study of the village’s
Jewish past, his special avocation. The revelations exposed in this unique
investigation provide material for considerable thought.
G1 GENOCIDE (83 minutes)
Narrated by Orson Wells and Elizabeth Taylor. An explicit and complete
documentary of methodical extermination of 6,000,000 Jews under Hitler. The film
chronologically moves from the exposition of the master race theory in the early
1930's through the persecution, ghettoization, deportation, and mass murder of
European Jewry. Although produced with the detached and straightforward tone of
a TV documentary, the film is interspersed with remarkable personal interviews
of survivors, former SS officers, a camp guard who registers his own protest,
and with Lord Avon (British foreign secretary). The film is divided into 3
parts: Rise of Nazism; Theory of Social Darwinism; the Holocaust and the
Response of the World. Each can be shown independently.
(Teacher's guide available) (7 copies)
G2 THE WORLD AT WAR (52 minutes)
This is the definitive film about WWII. This volume, #20, of the PBS series
portrays when the Nazis came to power in 1933. Heinrich Himmler was already
Reichsfuhrer of the SS; the new eminence of the National Socialist Party allowed
him to set about realizing his dream of awakening the Germanic race within the
German people. He had already refined the philosophy of Nazism, its ideas on
politics and on race. His aims lay in recreating an older "Aryan" Germany.
G3 STRUGGLES FOR POLAND (60 minutes)
Excellent overview. Through reflections of survivors and Polish citizens, as
well as pictures, the story of the Jewish struggle in Poland is told from the
end of WWI up to and through WWII. Brief synopses of Jewish contributions to
Polish culture, politics, labor, and commerce as well as the diversity within
the Jewish community is portrayed. The invasion by Germans and Russians
increased the violence and destruction of Jewish life, yet not without Jewish
protest and resistance.
G4 THE FORGOTTEN GENOCIDE (30 minutes)
The classic documentary of the genocide by the Turks of the Armenian people in
1915. Some one and one-half million Armenians were tortured, raped, shot, and
exterminated. Includes documentary footage and reports by survivors, and
statements by scholars and government representatives.
G5 ECHOES OF SILENCE (15 minutes)
A high school class is taken on a tour of the Museum of the Holocaust and
receives a lesson about the tragic events of the Holocaust. They meet with
docents who are themselves survivors.
G6 ECHOES THAT REMAIN (60 minutes)
Produced by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, this is a poignant study of Jewish
shtetl life before the Holocaust. It combines hundreds of rare archival photos
and previously unseen footage with live sequences, shot on location at the sites
of former Jewish communities in Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland and Romania.
Gh1 GHETTO LIFE (WITNESS TO THE HOLOCAUST) (19 minutes)
The ghetto was one vehicle by which the Nazis planned to reduce the Jewish
population through starvation and disease. This episode, which will become a
classic on Jewish life in the wartime ghettos of Eastern Europe, describes
ghetto conditions, Jewish efforts to continue living, and the role of the
Judenrat, the Jewish council.
(Teacher’s guide available)
Gh2 THE STORY OF CHAIM RUMKOWSKI AND THE JEWS OF LODZ (55
Chaim Rumkowski, appointed by the Nazis as the chairman of the Lodz Jewish
council, was responsible for establishing a vast bureaucracy which administered
all social services within the ghetto, including education, medical care,
sanitation, police and fire departments. Rumkowski also had a plan to save the
Jews of Lodz. Encouraged by the Germans, Rumkowski attempted to turn the Lodz
ghetto into an industrial Center that would become indispensable to the German
war effort, thus enabling the Jews of Lodz to survive the war. Unaware of
Hitler’s determination to realize his "final solution to the Jewish question,"
Rumkowski’s strategy for survival was inevitably doomed to failure.
Gh4 LODZ GHETTO (103 minutes)
This documentary recounts the history of one of the last ghettos to be
liquidated. The film draws on written accounts by Jews in the Lodz Ghetto, and
on photographs, slides, and rare film footage.
Gh5 THE WARSAW GHETTO UPRISING (22 minutes)
This video utilizes archival footage, authentic still photographs, along with
actual testimonies of survivors of the ghetto to help us understand that brief
and courageous chapter in Jewish history. Beginning with the Nazi invasion of
Poland we are led step by step through the deportations, life in the ghetto,
formation of a resistance organization and finally the uprising.
Gh6 THE WARSAW GHETTO (51 minutes)
500,000 Jews lived in the walled city of Warsaw. Using shocking footage, the
creation of the ghetto, the early Nazi propaganda, everyday life in the ghetto,
final resistance, is told using German army SS film from Himmler’s own
Gh7 BIRTHDAY FROM HELL (30 minutes)
A German soldier who ventured into the Warsaw ghetto on his birthday took
pictures and then kept them hidden for over 50 years. On his deathbed, he handed
them over to a German newspaper who had them made into this video.
Gh8 THE JEWS OF POLAND: FIVE CITIES (50 minutes)
This film provides us with a glimpse of the vitality of Jewish life in Warsaw,
lvov, Vilna, Krakow and Bialystok. The ten-minute segment on Warsaw was filmed
in 1939 and affords one of the last accounts of the once vibrantly Jewish city.
Gh9 KOVNO GHETTO: A BURIED HISTORY (100 minutes)
Artifacts buried by the denizens of this ghetto, hidden for the purpose of
recording the injustices that were committed by the Nazis, were unearthed after
the war and are used in this documentary to paint a picture of life in a typical
town during the Holocaust.
H1 ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST (26 minutes)
A young American woman, daughter of a survivor of the Nazi death camps, tells
about her quest for knowledge of the Holocaust years and why study of the
Holocaust is important now. It uses documentary footage that reveals the fate of
European Jewry in the decade between 1935 - 1945 and the end of WW II.
H2 HOLOCAUST: THE WAR THAT SHOCKED THE WORLD (7.5 hours)
This story spans a decade, 1935 to 1945, in the lives of two families living in
Nazi Germany. We follow the tragedy, and triumph, of the Weiss family. Dr.
Joseph Weiss, a skilled physician; his refined, proud wife, Berta; their three
grown children, Rudi, Karl and Anna. Paralleling their saga is the story of Erik
Dorf, an impoverished lawyer who, prodded on by his ambitious wife, Marta, joins
the SS and swiftly rises to become an aide to Heydrich, chief strategist for
devising plans for "the final solution" of Europe’s Jews.
H3 NASTY GIRL (94 minutes)
A young girl decides to investigate her town's past as part of a school project.
Her attempt to uncover history upsets, and results in bomb threats and her
victimization by mysterious locals. The film chronicles what happens when she
decides not to give up.
(German language, with English subtitles.)
H4 THE HOLOCAUST: LIFE UNWORTHY OF LIFE (60 minutes)
This film, compiled from footage taken by the Germans in the Warsaw ghetto
between 1940 and 1943, documents the suffering of 600,000 Jews. Survivors
discuss their experiences and footage is shown of Jews attempting to maintain
their religious practices and educate their young.
H5 THE ANGEL OF BERGEN/BELSEN (INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS)
From a broadcast on the Arts & Entertainment Cable Network.
H6 THE HOLOCAUST-A DECEPTION OF TRUTH (10 minutes)
A Michael P. Marcus Production.
H7 AMERICA AND THE HOLOCAUST: DECEIT AND INDIFFERENCE (87
This video uses interviews, archival photographs and documents, and films and
home movies, to trace the painful story of America's response to the Holocaust.
Two levels are explored: the personal efforts of Kurt Klein, a Jewish refugee in
America who tried to save his parents, and documentation of the U.S.
government's official policy.
H8 THE HOLOCAUST: THROUGH OUR OWN EYES (39 minutes)
A documentary that includes interviews with over forty eyewitnesses of the
Holocaust and its effects in Europe. Includes first-hand accounts and archival
H9 WE MUST NEVER FORGET: THE STORY OF THE HOLOCAUST (35 minutes)
This program uses authentic footage and photographs to give a clear picture of
the history of the Holocaust, and interweaves the story of a survivor, Rosa
Katz, that personalizes the tragedy and serves as "a powerful reminder of the
forces of hate and bigotry." Includes Teacher's Resource guide.
H10 WITNESS TO THE HOLOCAUST (10-15 minutes each)
This six part series on individual videotapes shows: ghetto life, deportations,
the Final Solution, resistance, freedom, reflections. Ideal to introduce
concepts of the Holocaust.
he1 REAL TO REEL (10 minutes)
Interviews with several local Holocaust survivors and the staff of the Holocaust
Resource Center of Buffalo: illustrates the role of the HRC in our community.
he2 REFLECTIONS (WITNESS TO THE HOLOCAUST) (17 minutes)
Survivors reflect on such questions as how the scope of Nazi atrocities grew
beyond "the Jewish question" to include non-Jews, and what universal lessons can
be learned from the Holocaust. This film also asks the question: "could the
Holocaust happen here?"
(Teacher's guide available)
he3 SURVIVORS OF THE HOLOCAUST (25 minutes)
This documentary features the moving testimony of Holocaust survivors and the
children of survivors. Interspersed with their narration, which details their
lives before, during, and after WWII, are photographs and footage actually shot
in concentration camps. Originally aired on WIVB-TV, written and produced by
(Highly recommended) (3 copies)
he4 A TIME TO REMEMBER (19 minutes)
Four individuals tell their stories from personal experiences about the
Holocaust. Documentary footage is used. Emotional.
he5 TO BEAR WITNESS (35 minutes)
In this moving, multi-award winning documentary, survivors and liberators from
14 different nations share their experiences: the ordeal of the concentration
camps, resistance to Nazi brutality and oppression, the carnage encountered by
the liberating armies. Interspersed with actual footage, this film provides an
authentic account of what some nations and their people did to prevent the
Holocaust, what others did to abet those charged with "crimes against humanity,"
and the lethargic action of the west. Testimonies by Elie Wiesel, Tom Lantos and
Alexander Haig highlight the film. Note: because of the shocking nature of many
of the scenes contained in this program, it is not recommended for viewing by
young or impressionable audiences.
Hi1 HITLER: THE LAST TEN DAYS (108 minutes)
This dramatization of Hitler’s last days in a fortified bunker combines vivid
documentary footage with accurate portrayals of Hitler, Goering and others to
reveal the stark contrast between the dictator’s megalomaniacal fantasies and
the horror, defeat, and destruction they spawned. Based on historical evidence,
the production has been certified by eyewitnesses and noted historians to be an
accurate reflection of events. Stars Alec Guiness and Simon Ward.
Hi2 HITLER: THE WHOLE STORY Vol 1-3 (3 videotapes 50 minutes
The early years, the rise of the Reich, the war years. The Discovery Channel has
produced this critically acclaimed documentary. Witness Hitler’s carefully
Hi3 HITLER: HEROES & TYRANTS OF THE 20TH CENTURY
Documents Hitler’s life and career, includes footage of the stormtroopers and
Hitler’s meetings with Chamberlain, Mussolini and Stalin.
Hi4 HITLER: MADNESS
Recording from a broadcast on the Arts & Entertainment Network.
Hi5 THE LIFE OF ADOLF HITLER (101 minutes)
German title: Das Leben Von Adolf Hitler. Using never before seen archival
footage from Europe, this documentary illustrates Hitler’s life from before his
rise to power through to his suicide. Very graphic.
Hi6 THE DEMOCRAT AND THE DICTATOR (55 minutes)
This film compares the personal history and style of two major political leaders
of the 20th century: Adolf Hitler and FDR
Hi8 HITLER: ANATOMY OF A DICTATORSHIP (22 minutes)
This is a comprehensive documentary, designed for young adults, that covers
Hitler’s political career.
His1 VIEWS FROM THE HEARTLAND
From a television broadcast.
His2 WILLIAM BUCKLEY INTERVIEWS DANIEL GOLDHAGEN (from "Firing
Hm1 U.S. HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM (17 minutes)
On April 22, 1993, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum opened in Washington, D.C.
This short video explains the history of the Museum and takes you on a brief
Hm2 IN MEMORY OF MILLIONS (120 minutes)
A program from the Discovery Channel which describes the events of WW II. Very
Hm3 U.S. HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM TOUR & RIGHTEOUS GENTILE
TESTIMONY/LARRY SPRINGER SHOW (90 minutes)
The opening ceremony of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and a Walter Cronkite
interview with Elie Wiesel. Following this is the Larry Springer program from NY
which gives righteous gentile testimony about the events of WW II.
Hm4 U.S. HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM TOUR & PBS SPECIAL WITH KURT
KLEIN (1994) (2 tapes; 3 hours)
Tour of the U.S. Holocaust Museum after its opening and a special TV program
about Kurt Klein.
Hm5 DEDICATION OF THE UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM
4/22/93 (115 minutes)
Recording of a television broadcast.
Hm6 UNITED STATES HOLOCUAST MEMORIAL MUSEUM HOLOCAUST & MUSEUM
BACKGROUND Footage - 1/4/91 (7 minutes)
Is1 ABBA EBAN (90 minutes)
This 1993 PBS product covers the career of Abba Eban, which includes the history
and development of Israel. The educational level recommended is adult.
Liberators and Liberated
Lb1 YOU ARE FREE (21 minutes)
Interviews with men who were part of the American forces who liberated the
concentration camps are intertwined with historical footage of the liberation.
The liberators are Jewish and non-Jewish and include one black man. A
particularly moving segment is an interview with Gerda Klein (author of All But
My Life) and her husband who was her liberator.
Lb2 LIBERATORS (60 minutes)
PBS special on the liberation of the camps by Black units.
Lb3 RETURN TO LIFE (60 minutes)
A documentary illustrating the problems faced by the 1.5 million European Jewish
refugees displaced by the Holocaust after WWII.
Lb4 SOLDIER'S EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS:
The Holocaust - Hitler. American and Russian soldiers.
Lb5 YOM HASHOAH
Report by Rich Newberg 4/14/91. Speech by Dr. Leon Bass
Lb6 THE LAST DAYS OF WW II (150 minutes)
This video contains behind-the-scenes information and revelations dealing with
the events at the close of WW II. The documentary explores question and
mysteries that arose from this period of history.
Liberation of Concentration Camps
Lcc1 ROBERT CLARY: A MEMOIR OF LIBERATION (57 minutes)
Oral testimony of actor, Robert Clary, who reconstructs his early years through
a visit back to France, his native country.
Lcc2 FREEDOM (WITNESS TO THE HOLOCAUST) (19 minutes)
Liberation of the concentration camps by the allies marked, for the survivors, a
life after death. This film explores the liberation, the movement of survivors
back to their homes in Europe, and their subsequent efforts to begin new lives
in Israel and America.
(Teacher’s guide available)
Lcc3 OPENING THE GATES OF HELL: AMERICAN LIBERATORS OF THE
NAZI CONCENTRATION CAMPS (45 minutes)
Interviews with American veterans who have chosen to remember and to share their
dark horrific memories with us. Along with the indescribable brutality, violence
and depravity perpetrated by the Nazis on innocent civilians, they remember the
humanity, generosity and bravery of the liberating troops. Most of all, they
remember with great clarity, the day they opened the gate.
Lcc4 HOLOCAUST: LIBERATION OF AUSCHWITZ (18 minutes)
Footage recorded by camera crews present at the Soviet liberation of Auschwitz
is used in this documentary, along with personal impressions of one of the
cameramen, Alexander Woronzow.
Mc1 THE HANGMAN (12 minutes)
Based on the poem by Maurice Ogden, the animated parable tells the story of the
people of a town who are condemned to be hanged, one by one, by a mysterious
stranger who erects an ominous gallows in the center of the town. For each
hanging, the remaining townspeople find a rationale because of fear, prejudice
or indifference. The last survivor finds that the rope has been meant for each
person who has failed to speak out and now he finds that there is no one left to
speak out for him. The film has excellent potential for class discussion on
apathy, fear, indifference and prejudice.
Mc2 NOT IN OUR TOWN (PBS) (27 minutes)
An educational video that serves as an aid in the reduction of prejudice, using
a case history of an outbreak of "Aryan supremacy" in the Northwest U.S. as a
Me1 DR. MENGELE’S LABORATORY (13 minutes)
Interviews with twins who survived Mengele’s experiments in Auschwitz. Describes
the ongoing efforts to prove Mengele’s death and open Russian archives that
might have information about the medical experiments.
Me2 MY BROTHER, MY SISTER (50 minutes)
The story of Mengele’s experiments with twins during the Holocaust as told by
N1 RISE OF THE NAZIS (20 minutes)
Demonstrates how a violent group of outsiders rose to power in a democracy and
established political and economic institutions of legitimized terror. Shows the
early stages of Jewish oppression and culminates with Kristallnacht. This video
demonstrates how a violent, extra-legal group of outsiders and fringe elements
rose to power in a democracy, and established political and economic
institutions of legitimized terror. Shows the early stages of oppression of the
German Jewish population, which culminated in "Kristallnacht," the "night of
(Teacher's guide available)
N2 THE WANNSEE CONFERENCE (85 minutes)
This film, a reenactment of the infamous Wannsee conference held in January
1942, establishes and sustains a mood of unqualified horror when fifteen senior
Nazi officials formally decided to launch the "Final Solution."
N3 THE RISE AND FALL OF THE THIRD REICH (120 minutes)
Traces the political and social climate Germany from the Weimar Republic through
the rise of the Nazi Party and WWII. Included in the personal accounts is
Hitler’s Final Solution.
N4 HEIL HITLER (30 minutes)
Confessions of a Hitler youth, who joined 8 million German children that
belonged "body and soul to Hitler." Uses graphic documentary footage, shows
youth camps, song, speeches, education on master race and science. The filmmaker
sees no reason why history could not repeat itself.
N5 TRIUMPH OF THE WILL (70 minutes)
This is the famous propaganda film made for the Nazis by Leni Riefenstahl that
documents the 1934 Nazi Party rally held in Nuremberg. This is an effective tool
for learning about Hitler’s image of himself, his manipulation of the crowds and
his use of film as a propaganda tool.
N6 MEIN KAMPF (117 minutes)
Dedicated to the memory of the victims of Nazism, this powerful and
comprehensive documentary charts the rise to power of Adolf Hitler, Nazi
strategy and policy, and the response of the world to the Nazi assault on
Europe. Portrays anti-Semitic activities and ghetto life under the Nazis, the
creation of concentration camps, and the ultimate defeat of the Nazis by the
N15–N20 Portraits of the men
who worked with Hitler.
N15 THE NAZIS - HITLER’S HENCHMEN: VOL. 1 GOERING (HISTORY
N16 THE NAZIS - HITLER’S HENCHMEN: VOL. 2 HIMMLER (HISTORY
N17 THE NAZIS - HITLER’S HENCHMEN: VOL. 3 GOEBBELS (HISTORY
N18 THE NAZIS - HITLER’S HENCHMEN: VOL. 4 HESS (HISTORY
N19 THE NAZIS - HITLER’S HENCHMEN: VOL. 5 SPEER (HISTORY
N20 THE NAZIS - HITLER’S HENCHMEN: VOL. 6 DOENITZ (HISTORY
N21 IN THE SHADOW OF THE REICH: NAZI MEDICINE (54 minutes)
"A chilling chronicle of the road traveled by the Nazi physicians from providing
a medical justification for the 1937 Nuremberg sterilization laws to trying to
justify their role in the Holocaust as defendants in the 1946-7 Nuremberg
N22 THE NAZIS
Rod Steiger introduces two films: Triumph of Will and Night and Fog.
N23 NAZIS: LEST WE FORGET (35 minutes)
Post-World War II German-produced documentary and an original Nazi newsreel.
Made in 1949, "Nuremberg and its Lesson" was made to show the German people the
full extent of Nazi brutality. It documents the 1945 Nuremberg trials and
graphically illustrates the mass destruction of Jews and other Europeans.
Nazi War Criminals
Nwc1 NAZI WAR CRIMINALS (30 minutes)
Part of a lecture by Charles R. Allen, preeminent authority on Nazi war
criminals and internationally published author; speaking on Nazi war criminals
and how U.S. intelligence uses Nazi war criminals. (2 copies)
Nwc2 THE SIMON WIESENTHAL STORY: THE MURDERERS AMONG US (180
The story of Simon Wiesenthal, the famous "Nazi hunter" powerfully portrayed by
Ben Kingsley. Flashbacks show his experiences in slave labor in Mauthausen, loss
of family except wife. When the U.S. army liberates Mauthausen, Wiesenthal aids
them in identifying major Nazi criminals. Hunting down Nazi criminals becomes
his obsession and includes eichmann, murer, and many others. His wife and
daughter resent this obsession but support him to the end. Daughter reads The
Diary of Anne Frank and Simon Wiesenthal hunts down the man who arrested Anne.
She becomes his greatest supporter. Wiesenthal’s motto: "We must never forget or
it will happen again." A powerful and convincing portrayal.
Nwc3 KLAUS BARBIE DOCUMENTARY (4 hours)
This is a PBS documentary.
Nwc4 EICHMANN - NAZI FUGITIVE
A presentation of Alden Films.
Nwc5 THE MYSTERY OF JOSEF MENGELE (50 minutes)
How did the infamous "angel of death" of Auschwitz evade detection and
prosecution for 35 years? Following a long string of aliases, forged documents,
secret communications and financial dealings, and relocations around Europe and
South America, this program shows how Mengele – with the help of his family, an
underground Nazi network, and the complicity of sympathetic governments –
successfully eluded justice. Archival footage and stills, reenactments, a diary
and letters, audiotapes, and interviews combine to reveal much about the man and
his years in hiding.
Nn1 NEO-NAZISM (14 minutes)
This news program shows us that the Nazi Party is still an organized movement
and is supported also by some Americans. Viking youth camps in Germany are very
similar to Hitler youth. Some symbols used now are similar to those used in WW
II. Organized groups that deliberately stir up racial hatred are trying to
organize and grow. These groups believe that Germany never killed 6 million Jews
and believe that the Holocaust never happened. Their main goal is to have a
"wholesome, white, pure America."
Obedience to Authority
Oa1 JOSEPH SCHULTZ (14 minutes)
Vital questions concerning personal moral choice vs. Obedience to authority are
raised. Based on an actual incident. Joseph Schultz, a soldier in the German
army, has taken part in the destruction of a small Yugoslav village. He has been
a "good soldier," following orders which resulted in death and destruction. Yet,
one day when Schultz is ordered to take his place as a member of a firing squad
to execute a group of villagers, he refuses to raise his rifle. Forced to choose
between killing or being killed, Schultz joins the villagers and is executed
with them. A provocative discussion starter.
(Junior high and up; study guide available) (2 copies)
Oa2 THE WAVE (60 minutes)
Ron Jones, once a teacher in California, wrote about an experience with a class
during a unit on WWII. The experience was an experiment that went in a direction
he did not expect. The experiment took a life of its own and Jones faced a
dilemma: how to end the experiment without hurting students who had become
completely caught up in it. Disturbing questions of attraction to authoritarian
ideas are raised.
(Teacher’s guide available) (Highly recommended) (2 copies)
Pr2 SELLING MURDER
This film deals with the extermination of physically and mentally disabled in
gas chambers during mid-1930’s Germany. Originally aired on the Discovery
Pr3 THE MASTER RACE (20 minutes)
This video shows how and why the Nazi concept of racial superiority developed,
and how the German nation was organized to achieve it. It focuses on the 1936
Olympics as grist for the government propaganda mill and organized planned
persecution as an element of government policy.
P1 LITTLE SOLDIERS (14 minutes)
Jewish partisans of WW II meet in an Israeli forest, and discuss their wartime
Prj2 THE SHADOW OF HATE: A HISTORY OF INTOLERANCE IN AMERICA
Part of the "Teaching Tolerance" series. Directed by Charles Guggenheim.
R1 THE EXILES (116 minutes)
The dramatic story of the European artists, intellectuals, and scientists who
escaped totalitarianism and immigrated to America before the outbreak of WWII.
This compelling documentary chronicles the most significant rescue of oppressed
intellectuals in modern history and highlights their far-reaching contributions
to culture and scholarship in their adopted country.
(Viewer guide available) (4 copies)
R2 SAFE HAVEN (60 minutes)
On August 5, 1944, a token 1,000 refugees from 18 European countries were housed
in an old army camp in Oswego, New York. This was the only effort by the U.S.
government to rescue any of Hitler’s victims. Interviews with survivors and
historical footage of the Holocaust. Reflects strongly on the political climate
and the immigration policies of the United States at that time.
R3 CHOSEN THOUSAND: TO OSWEGO FROM NAZI OPPRESSION
In 1944, one thousand refugees were admitted into the USA and sent to a refugee
camp in Oswego, New York. Explores restrictive immigration quotas, war refugee
board, selection of refugees to be admitted and life in the camp.
R4 ALAN AND NAOMI (95 minutes)
Naomi, a French refugee traumatized by Nazis, moves next door to Alan in
Brooklyn. A powerful look at the power of compassion.
R5 SOSUA (30 minutes)
In 1938, thirty-two nations met at the Evian conference to find new homes for
endangered European Jews. Only one, the Dominican Republic ruled by dictator
Rafael Trujillo offered sanctuary. In 1940, a group of Jews escaping the Nazi
terror found a haven on this beautiful Caribbean island. This courageous
community’s story of flight and relief is told within the context of the joys
and conflicts of contemporary life.
R6 THE DOUBLE CROSSING: THE VOYAGE OF THE ST. LOUIS (29 minutes)
This video tells the story of the 900 passengers, Jewish refugees, aboard the st.
Louis. The luxury liner sailed from Hamburg, Nazi Germany, to Havana, Cuba on
may 13, 1939. The Cuban government had promised asylum to the refugees, but
reneged when the ship came to their harbor. Due to prevailing moods of
anti-Semitism and isolationism in the U.S., as well as the effects of the great
depression, the refugees were also denied entrance into America.
R7 THE BOAT IS FULL (104 minutes)
By 1942, when 8300 people immigrated to Switzerland, the Swiss parliament
decided not to admit any more refugees. This group of refugees banned together
and posed as a family to avoid deportation. They were eventually forced back to
the German border, not by the Nazis, but by ordinary citizens who display a
stolid indifference to their plight.
R8 THE DOOMED VOYAGE OF THE ST. LOUIS (50 minutes)
This documentary tells the story of nearly 1000 Jewish-German citizens who, in
1939, boarded the luxury liner St. Louis and sailed for Havana to seek temporary
refuge from Gestapo terrorism. The Cuban government, however, plagued by
political strife and rising anti-Semitism, prevented most of them from
disembarking. They begged for asylum from every nation, but were turned away by
everyone – including the US. Historic footage and commentary by survivors
illuminate this tragic episode.
Rt1 ACT OF FAITH (28 minutes)
This is the dramatic story of the heroic Danish resistance movement. Originally
presented on CBS-TV. Filmed in Denmark, it is a firsthand account of the role
played by the Danish people in saving their Jewish citizens from Nazi
Rt2 ESCAPE FROM SOBIBOR (90 minutes)
CBS docu-drama. Sobibor, a death camp in Eastern Poland, where a quarter of a
million Jews were killed, was also the site of the largest successful prisoner
revolt and escape of world war ii. On Oct. 14, 1943, all 600 prisoners stormed
the gates, with more than half getting away. Intense escape scenes when some of
the victims are afraid to escape.
Rt3 BARONESS KEMENY: INTERVIEW WITH RAOUL WALLENBERG (28
Rt4 PIRI HIRLING: INTERVIEW WITH RAOUL WALLENBERG (35 minutes)
Rt5 AGNES ADACHI: INTERVIEW WITH RAOUL WALLENBERG (80 minutes)
Rt6 TIBOR & SHARON: RAOUL WALLENBERG (120 minutes)
Rt7 SUSAN MESINAI AT CHATAUQUA LUTHERAN HOUSE 8/22/93
Rt8 INTERROGATION IN BUDAPEST: THE STORY OF HANNAH SENESH (62
The story of the woman who parachuted into Nazi-occupied Europe in 1944 to
rescue Jewish children and was captured, interrogated and executed.
Rt9 RESISTANCE (WITNESS TO THE HOLOCAUST) (17 minutes)
Resistance against the Nazis took many forms. This exceptionally moving episode
explores both spiritual resistance, the keeping of the faith in god and Jewish
traditions, and the continuation of educational and cultural activities, as well
as armed resistance, the fighting by partisans in the woods and in such ghetto
revolts as the Warsaw ghetto uprising.
(Teacher’s guide available) (2 copies)
Rt10 THE TRANSPORTS OF DEATH (105 minutes)
A drama with documentary footage telling of successful resistance by Jews and
non-Jews of Bulgaria against Nazi efforts to try and transport Jews to
Rt11 FOREST OF VALOR (52 minutes)
Documents the story of Jewish underground fighters and partisans who fought the
German army in the forests of Eastern Europe during WW II.
Rt12 PARTISANS: THE STORY OF WILLIAM GREEN (48 minutes)
Led step by step through deportations, life in the ghetto, formation of a
resistance organization and finally the uprising.
Rt13 HANNA’S WAR (148 minutes)
The harrowing, true story of the martyrdom of Hannah Senesh. "Israel's Joan of
Arc." Forsaking her secure life on a Palestinian kibbutz during WWII, Senesh
volunteers for a suicide mission that takes her back to Hungary. She is
captured, imprisoned, and tortured by the Nazis, but she never reveals names of
the others involved in her mission.
Rg1 THE AVENUE OF THE JUST (55 minutes)
In Jerusalem at the Yad Vashem Memorial dedicated to the six million Jews who
perished during the Holocaust, there is a garden surrounded by a tree-lined walk
that commemorates heroism and life. Each tree on the avenue of the just bears
the name of a Christian who saved Jewish lives during the terrible Hitler years.
Ten of these valiant people and some of the people they rescued recount their
personal experiences in this extraordinary film. Some acted alone, others joined
clandestine lifesaving networks, all acted out of conscience and conviction that
they must fight against Nazi madness. Filmed in the U.S., Western Europe, and
Israel, the film includes interviews with Anne Frank’s father, people who hid
the Frank family in an Amsterdam warehouse, and sequences showing the house
Rg2 "JEWISH VIEW" HOLOCAUST: RIGHTEOUS GENTILES (30 minutes)
Marilyn Glazer Reich of the Holocaust Resource Center and Rich Newberg of
station WIVB-TV are interviewed on the "Jewish view" and talk about the
"righteous gentiles," those non-Jews who managed to save Jewish lives during the
Holocaust. Chief among those mentioned are Raoul Wallenberg, the Danes, and over
4000 individual men and women who rescued Jews during the Holocaust. The idea of
not standing by but making personal commitments when needed is stressed.
Rg4 THE COURAGE TO CARE (28 minutes)
Nominated in 1986 for an Academy Award in the category of best short documentary
film, this is an unforgettable encounter with ordinary people who refused to
succumb to Nazi tyranny. While others "followed orders," these people followed
their consciences, risking their lives to save Jews. They opened doors. They fed
strangers. They kept secrets. They provided hiding places, for a day, week,
months, sometimes years. The deeds they recall refute allegations that
individuals were powerless against the might of the third Reich. Their acts were
exceptional in an era marked by apathy and complicity. The viewer’s guide
includes notes on the historical background, visual highlights from the film,
plus other rare photos and classroom exercises for courses in history, social
studies, literature, psychology, philosophy and ethics.
(Teacher’s guide available) (7 copies)
Rg5 WEAPONS OF THE SPIRIT (38 minutes)
The award winning documentary adapted in an half-hour version for class room use
takes us to the mountain village, Le Chambon Sur-Lignon, in France, where 5000
Christians saved 5000 Jews.
Rg6 THE OTHER SIDE OF FAITH (27 minutes)
In Nazi occupied Poland a young catholic woman saves thirteen Jews from certain
death by hiding them in her attic for 2 1/2 years. She recalls the events that
tested the limits of faith and recognizes her common humanity.
Rg7 TO KNOW WHERE THEY ARE (28 minutes)
Documents the odyssey of a first generation American Jew who journeys to his
family’s home in Poland in search of they fate of his family during WW II the
village mayor leads him to others who reveal the fate of the family.
Rg8 RIGHTEOUS GENTILE TESTIMONY-LARRY SPRINGER SHOW (60
Testimony given by righteous gentiles detailing events during WW II.
Rg9 SCHINDLER /60 MIN ON DENIERS (2 hrs/60 minutes)
Interviews with some of the actual people who worked in the Schindler factory
about their experiences during WW II. Following this program, there is a 60
minutes program about deniers of the Holocaust.
Rg10 SCHINDLER’S LIST (197 minutes)
This Steven Spielberg film is a cinematic masterpiece that has become one of the
most honored films of all time. Winner of seven academy awards, including best
picture and best director, it also won every major best picture award and an
exceptional number of additional honors. This film presents the indelible story
of the enigmatic Oskar Schindler, a member of the Nazi party, womanizer, and war
profiteer who saved the lives of more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust. It
is the triumph of one man who made a difference, and the drama of those who
survived one of the darkest chapters in human history because of what he did.
Rg11 JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES STAND FIRM AGAINST NAZI ASSAULT (78
Produced by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania.
Rg12 RESCUE IN SCANDINAVIA (55 minutes)
The story of how the people of Scandinavia, after Germany invaded, improvised a
kind of underground railroad to rescue would-be victims. Using vintage footage
and interviews with rescuers and the people they rescued, the program show how
Norwegians, Danes and Finns helped Jews and othre endangered people into the
safety of Sweden. Also, Swedish ambassador Per Anger explains the actions he and
Raoul Wallenberg took to rescue Jews. The rescuers’ record in Denmark alone –
out of 7000 fewer than 500 were apprehended – drives home this lesson:
Rg13 HIDDEN IN SILENCE
Rg14 ONE MAN (30 minutes)
This video is a reconstruction of the case of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish
diplomat who was abducted from Budapest by the soviets after his heroic rescue
of countless members of the Jewish community in that city.
Rg15 SCHINDLER - A JOHN BLAIR DOCUMENTARY
Recorded from a WNED Channel 17 broadcast.
Rg16 GOOD EVENING MR. WALLENBERG (115 minutes)
Swedish citizen Raoul Wallenberg, a political novice, attempts to provide safe
passage to Sweden to Hungarian Jews trapped in Budapest.
Rg17 RAOUL WALLENBERG: BETWEEN THE LINES (88 minutes)
The story of Raoul Wallenberg and how he saved 100,000 Hungarian Jews in 1944. A
comprehensive study of his relationship with the United States and Swedish
Rg18 RAOUL WALLENBERG: THE MAN WHO STOPPED DEATH
Recorded from a television broadcast.
Rg19 TRIBUTE TO MR. WALLENBERG 3/15/86 (30 minutes)
Rg20 RAOUL WALLENBERG (30 minutes)
10/18/86 Sheldon House
Rg21 MISSING HERO: RAOUL WALLENBERG (52 minutes)
A memorial to Wallenberg consisting largely of testimony from those who remember
him and his deeds.
Rg22 DIAMONDS IN THE SNOW (59 minutes)
Three women born in Bendzin, Poland recall a childhood of hiding from the Nazis
and reflect on the Polish-Christian rescuers who saved their lives. Of the
thousands of Jewish children in this western Polish city at the time of the
German invasion, barely a dozen survived the war. The story of this vanished
Jewish community – conveyed through interviews and archival film and photos –
form a tragic counterpoint to the luck of these few children and the bravery of
those Jews and Gentiles responsible for saving them.
Rv1 LESSONS IN HATE (20 minutes)
How a teacher in an Alberta, Canada high school has been able to teach
revisionism and get away with it for 14 years. Revisionism rewrites history and
attempts to disprove the documented facts of the Holocaust. The community
finally mounts enough pressure and the teacher is dismissed. PBS Journal.
Resistance and Rescue
Re1 THEY RISKED THEIR LIVES (54 minutes)
To date more than 8500 rescuers, have been honored by Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.
In this video, we meet some of the 100 rescuers from 12 countries interviewed by
Gay Block and Malka Drucker, who risked their lives as well as their families to
help save the Jews.
Re2 THE ONLY WAY (86 minutes)
This film produced on location in Denmark is a faithful recounting of the events
in September - October, 1943 when the Nazis attempted to arrest the nation's
entire Jewish population. It shows Denmark’s valorous actions to save Danish
Jews from Nazi extermination at peril of death.
Re3 THE BOAT IS FULL (104 minutes)
By 1942, when 8300 people immigrated to Switzerland, the Swiss parliament
decided not to admit any more refugees. This group of refugees banned together
and posed as a family to avoid deportation. They were eventually forced back to
the German border, not by the Nazis, but by ordinary citizens who display a
stolid indifference to their plight.
Re4 ZEGOTA: A TIME TO REMEMBER (52 minutes)
A story of the moral courage of the Polish Christians, who helped to rescue
Polish Jewish victims during the Holocaust. The documentary includes a
recounting of experiences by both Christian rescuers and Jewish victims that
Re5 ASSIGNMENT: RESCUE – THE STORY OF VARIAN FRY AND THE
EMERGENCY RESCUE COMMITTEE (26 minutes)
Fry was among the first American journalists to report on the anti-Jewish
incidents in Europe. This film documents the State Department’s opposition to
Fry’s attempts to assist refugees detained in Marseilles, while depicting the
strong anti-immigrant and anti-Semitic sentiments prevalent in the US.
Re6 THE VISAS THAT SAVED LIVES (115 minutes)
The story of Chiune Sugihara, the Japanese Consul-General in Lithuania, who
granted 1600 visas to Jews that wanted to leave the country. The American
consul, at the time, was instructed not to issue such visas. Japanese language,
with English subtitles.
Re7 THE BOOKSELLER (30 minutes)
This is a dramatization of the book Rescue In Denmark. It depicts the heroic
actions of the people of Denmark during the Nazi occupation of the country, and
their rescue of 98% of Denmark's Jews.
Re8 A DEBT TO HONOR 1995 (29 minutes)
Ideal for classroom use, this documentary, narrated by Alan Alda, includes
interviews with members of Italian families that were involved in hiding and
saving Jewish refugees from the Holocaust. The program also includes archival
footage of Mussolini's rise to power as a backdrop for understanding the fascist
and anti-Semitic politics prevalent in Italy at the time. Includes a discussion
guide with bibliography and filmography.
Re9 A LEGACY OF GOODNESS 1997 (29 minutes)
A chronicle of Ruth Kapp's (the subject of Your Name Is Renee) return to France
in 1996 to meet with the families that helped to rescue Ruth and her parents.
This videotape works well as a teaching companion to Your Name Is Renee.
Re10 IT WAS NOTHING; IT WAS EVERYTHING
Out of the six million Jews destroyed in the Holocaust, 65,00 came from Greece.
This documentary explores the plight of Jewish fugitives in Greece, and the
heroism of the courageous Greek rescuers.
Re11 WHO SHALL LIVE AND WHO SHALL DIE (90 minutes)
"Could the Jews of Europe have been saved?" This unflinching documentary
examines the unwillingness of Americans to rescue the persecuted European Jews
during WWII. Graphic footage and argument that the American Jewish community
could have done more.
Sg1 DARK LULLABIES (90 minutes)
This film explores the impact of the Holocaust on a generation of Jews and
Germans born after the war. Many are children of survivors. Interviews with
German children and grand children are included.
(Recommended for those with an adult educational level.)
Sg2 A GENERATION APART (56 minutes)
The long-term effects of the Holocaust on the generation of survivors is by now
well known and documented. What is less clear, however, is the effect that the
Holocaust has had on the next generation, the children of the survivors, most of
whom are now grown. This documentary explores the emotional, often explosive
confrontations between survivors and their children.
Sg3 VOICES FROM THE ATTIC 1988 (58 minutes)
Filmmaker Debbie Goodstein explores the ordeal of her mother and other family
members that went into hiding in Poland during the Second World War. A
"Holocaust remembrance from a second-generation American perspective".
Sg4 MEMORANDUM (58 minutes)
Twenty years after the liberation of prisoners from the death camps in Germany,
the National Film Board accompanied a survivor and his son on a pilgrimage to
the sites. This film is not a horror film but rather evidence of how soon
evidence fades into the past.
Sh1 WORLD GATHERING OF SURVIVORS AT JERUSALEM (31 minutes)
With Gabe Pressman. Features ceremonies and interviews with survivors and the
Sh2 WORLD GATHERING OF HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS (ISRAEL & S.
Recording of a televised broadcast.
Sh3 AMERICAN GATHERING OF HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS (31 minutes)
Exploration of experiences of Holocaust survivors, the second generation,
liberators and others as reported by rich Newberg at the gathering in
Washington, D.C., April, 1983.
Sh4 THE BIRDMAN (12 minutes)
In Israel, Elan Portat, a concentration camp survivor, runs a private aviary for
children. In a natural setting, he retells his Holocaust experience, while
revealing his own special qualities as a man whose past is inextricably tied to
Sh5 A TIME TO GATHER STONES TOGETHER (28 minutes)
In this documentary, Holocaust survivors journey from America to their roots in
Poland and the Ukraine. As these Americans speak, their Holocaust memories are
juxtaposed with modern scenes showing the reemergence of Jewish life in Polish
Galicia and the Ukraine.
Sh6 CHILDREN OF THE EXODUS (90 minutes)
Alden Films produced this film in Clarksburg, NJ. However, it was actually
filmed in Israel and narrated by Zero Mostel. This documentary chronicles the US
search for child survivors of the Holocaust twenty years after their arrival in
Israel on the illegal ship Exodus.
Sh7 WALL OF SILENCE (88 minutes)
This film chronicles a Holocaust-related event that occurs at the close of the
WWII in the Austrian border town of Rechnitz.
Sh8 A JOURNEY BACK 1987 (60 minutes)
Part of the remembrances of the Holocaust series. A Holocaust survivor, Jack
Garfein, currently a successful Broadway producer decides to confront his past
in Auschwitz. This recording is the document of his courageous attempt to
reclaim his heritage.
Sh9 LAST WITNESS (60 minutes)
This PBS production is recommended for those with an adult educational level.
Sh10 THE LOST CHILDREN OF BERLIN (50 minutes)
Fifty former students from the last Jewish school to be shut down by the Gestapo
in Berlin in 1942 return to the newly reopened school in April of 1996. This
film combines footage of the reunion with firsthand testimonies.
Sh11 ALL BUT MY LIFE: GERDA KLEIN
The story of Gerda Klein, one of only 120 women who survived a three hundred
mile march from a labor camp in western Germany to Czechoslovakia.
Sh12 ONE SURVIVOR REMEMBERS (39 minutes)
Travel along on a journey of remembrance with Gerda Weissman Klein, a survivor,
as she describes one of the most devastating events in the history of mankind
through a series of interviews, photographs, and footage shot in actual
locations. It is hard not to be deeply affected by the dignity and simple
eloquence of the film as she tells her story with profound sadness and
Sh13 SPIELBERG’S SURVIVORS OF THE HOLOCAUST (70 minutes)
Steven Spielberg, in association with Survivors of the Shoah Visual History
Foundation, presents this film, an unprecedented and historic documentary which
chronicles the events of the Shoah (Holocaust) as witnessed by those who
survived. The program weaves together archival footage and an original music
score with survivors’ personal testimonies and photographs, chronicling life in
pre-war Europe, the devastating impact of Nazism, the liberation of the
concentration camps and life fifty years later. As survivors relive their
stories on camera, many for the first time, those who watch cannot come away
without being affected. This video contains an additional segment, hosted by Ben
Kingsley, which takes the viewer behind the scenes at Survivors of the Shoah
Visual History Foundation. Includes footage of Spielberg himself, discussing and
describing this ambitious project.
Sh14 SPEAK UP: LESSONS FROM A HIDDEN CHILD (24 minutes)
This video examines the WW II experiences of a young Jewish child, Ruth Kapp,
who survived the war as a "hidden child." This video also highlights the efforts
of Stacy Cretzmeyer, a former student of Ruth’s, who retraced the Kapp family’s
steps while in hiding, and went on to write the compelling book, Your Name is
Renee: Ruth’s Story as a Hidden Child.
Trials of War Criminals
T1 THE DEMJANJUK TRIAL: MOMENT IN HISTORY (15 minutes)
In 1981, John Demjanjuk was brought to trial in Cleveland, Ohio, accused of
concealing his Nazi past when he came to the U.S. more than a quarter of a
century ago. In a documentary produced by the Cleveland Jewish news, the
evidence against Demjanjuk is presented, testimony by the survivors of the
Treblinka death camp is heard, and the effects of the trial on Cleveland's
Jewish and Ukrainian communities are analyzed. An effective discussion
stimulator for classroom and adult group use on the question of continued
pursuit of Nazi war criminals, now that more than fifty years have passed.
Prepared before Russian evidence resulted in Demjanjuk's release from Israel
because he was not "Ivan the Terrible" of Treblinka Camp.
T2 VERDICT FOR TOMORROW (EICHMANN TRIAL) (28 minutes)
Adolf Eichmann, who implemented the "Final Solution", is on trial. Lowell Thomas
narrates the trial. Actual trial footage is used and is testimony to Nazi
barbarism in their attempt to annihilate the Jewish people.
T3 JUDGEMENT AT NUREMBURG (3 hours 7 minutes)
This fictionalized account of the trial of Nazi war criminals is a case study of
Germany during the years of the Holocaust. It provides insight into issues of
freedom of choice, obedience to authority and responsibility to mankind. Stars
Maxmillian Schell and Spencer Tracy.
T4 NUREMBERG (76 minutes)
A history of the rise to power of the Nazis recounted within the context of the
Nuremberg trails. Excerpts of footage used by the prosecution to show Nazi
atrocities are intercut with trial sequences to illustrate each of the four
counts of the indictment.
(Not recommended for unprepared audiences.)
Teaching The Holocaust
Tc1 TEACHING THE HOLOCAUST: CLAYTON ADAMS (10 minutes)
Clayton Adams, a social studies teacher at Kenmore West High School,
demonstrates a lesson teaching the Holocaust.
Tc2 TEACHING THE HOLOCAUST: PROFESSOR WILLIAM ALLEN, HISTORIAN
AND PROFESSOR NORMAN SOLKOFF, PSYCHOLOGIST (47 minutes)
Seminar presented for high school teachers. Historical and psychological aspects
are explored. Excellent overview for teachers.
Tc3 HOLOCAUST SELECTED WORKS (30 minutes)
1/2 hour sample video of Genocide, Survivors of the Holocaust, The Wave.
Tc4 ANNA POST: A SURVIVOR REMEMBERS (37 minutes)
Anna Post tells of her childhood in Krakow; about the life of Jews after Germany
invaded Poland in September 1939; her months in hiding; loss of her family; her
arrest and deportation to Auschwitz; forced labor and death march to Ravensbruck
in 1944. Anna was only 16 in 1939 when the Nazis invaded Poland. The only member
of the family to survive. Touching testimony of a survivor who also succeeds in
involving a high school age audience. Questions and answers conclude seminar.
Tc5 THE MARCH OF THE LIVING
On April 4, 1994, 220 high school students and 62 adults from New York embarked
on a two-week odyssey that would change their lives forever. On Yom HaShoah they
joined 65,000 worldwide peers to march from Auschwitz to Birkenau, and then to
Treblinka and Madjanek. The second week brought them out of the darkness and
into the light of Israel.
Und1 THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
Produced by United Nations Videos – Department of Public Information
1. HOLOCAUST POSTER SERIES FROM ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE
20 posters, black and white. Series begins in pre-Holocaust Europe and ends with
the Nuremberg trials.
2. CHILDREN IN THE HOLOCAUST
More than 50 posters in black and white. Documented photographs of children in
the Warsaw and Vilna ghettos. Rare photos of children in the resistance.
3. DER STURMER CARTOONS
Several photographs from the German anti-Semitic magazine.
4. U.S. HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM POSTERS AND TEACHER’S GUIDE
This poster set and teacher’s guide introduce representative aspects of
Holocaust history, but are not intended as a comprehensive narrative of the
Holocaust. If the posters are used as the centerpiece of a unit or course,
additional information and materials are necessary to provide the proper context
for studying this history.
1. THE HOLOCAUST
Appropriate for grade 10 and older. A course of thirteen audio lectures
presented by the outstanding scholar professor Nora Levin and based on her
highly acclaimed book, the Holocaust: the destruction of Europe and Jewry
(Course outline included)
2. WE WHO SURVIVE: A PERSONAL STORY FROM THE HOLOCAUST.
An audiodrama designed to better comprehend the experience of the Holocaust by
focusing on a specific incident and how it touched the lives of two young
individuals. David and Rachel, close friends, are hiding in the basement of a
bombed out building in the outskirts of a European city during WW II they
disagree on how best to survive. Should they join the resistance or stay in
hiding? Although "survival" is the major issue raised here, there are numerous
(Accompanied by guide and script.)
1. ORGANIZED BIGOTRY: WHITE SHEETS AND SWASTIKAS (15 minutes)
Sound filmstrip. Examines the nature of the Ku Klux Klan and the neo-Nazis in
the United States - their philosophies, their history, and the physical, moral
and philosophical dangers they present to society. The filmstrip seeks to show a
variety of points of view about the two groups and to provide a sense of where
they stand in relation to the principles and traditions of democratic life. Good
visuals on the filmstrip. The script, however, must be supplemented by the
teacher with information.
2. MY BROTHER’S KEEPER (23 minutes)
Through the rich symbolism and imagery of his paintings, Israel Bernbaum brings
to life the Warsaw ghetto uprising and the victimization of the six million
Jewish people in Europe during WWII. Historical facts and photos are
interspersed throughout the story.