The Nizkor Project: Remembering the Holocaust (Shoah)

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Subject: The Nizkor Project: A Holocaust Video resource (1 of 2)
Summary: An extensive listing of educational resources available on
         VHS videotape - presented in two parts.
Followup-To: alt.revisionism
Organization: The Nizkor Project
Keywords: bibliography,Holocaust

Archive/File: bibliography
Last-Modified: 1996/12/23

The videotapes and other material described below are available from
the Social Studies School Service, 10200 Jefferson Boulevard, Room J1,
P.O.  Box 802, Culver City, California 90232-0802.  Their complete
catalogue, "Teaching the Holocaust," may be obtained free of charge by
calling 1-800-421-4246, or you can order the catalog through
their Web page (see below).  (These folks may also be contacted via uucp
mail, using the address - we'd appreciate it if you'd
tell them you heard about their catalogue "on the net.")

Fax: 310-839-2249	Phone: 310-839-2436


Nizkor now offers an updated list of material from Social Studies
School Service, at

Prices shown are from the 1994 catalog, and should be verified
prior to ordering.

The following data has been reproduced with the permission of the
Social Studies School Service. (Typos mine. knm)

ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST. 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 -
though it is many years after these terrible events.' Produced by the
Holocaust Survivors Film Project, Inc., the video, which includes
firsthand accounts from survivors as well as documentary footage,
reveals the fate of European Jewry in the decade between 1935 and the
end of the World War. Grades 7 and up. Colour. 26 minutes.
Anti-Defamation League.

ADL163V-J4	VHS videocassette		

ANNE FRANK: A Legacy for Our Time. A two-part program that uses Anne
Frank's story to help students examine their own attitudes about human
rights, prejudice, morality, justice, and the responsibility of the
individual in society. Part 1 quotes liberally from Anne Frank's
_Diary_ to comment not only on the experiences of the Franks, but on
the political background of their time as well. Part 2 explores both
historical and current fascist movements to discuss such concepts as
prejudice, discrimination, and scapegoating. Both sections are
illustrated with black-and-white archive photographs. Also included
are 16 reproducible worksheets that reinforce the information in the
program. Grades 4-9. 38 minutes. Society For Visual Education.
Copyright 1985.

LCA604V-J4	VHS video from filmstrips,	
		16 reproducible worksheets, guide

ANNE FRANK: The Diary of a Young Girl. Conveying the remarkable
emergence of an undaunted spirit, Julie Harris delivers an eloquent
reading of Anne Frank's diary, which begins in 1942 on Anne's 13th.
birthday (the diary was her favorite present that day) and ends in
1944 three days before her hiding place was plundered by the Gestapo.
Abridged. Grades 5-12. Total time, 87 minutes. Audio Partners.

AUP100C-J4	2 audiocassettes		

ANNE FRANK IN MAINE. This sensitively made documentary follows a
junior high school class in Kennebunk, Maine, as it prepares to
perform "The Diary of Anne Frank." The program records play rehersals
and the class's search for meaning in archival photographs, Nuremberg
trial excerpts, Nazi history, visits from a concentration camp
survivor and a Rabbi, and personal experiences of prejudice. Showing
how a teacher's lesson plan gave a significant learning experience not
only to the children but to their parents as well, the video is
especially helpful for those interested in developing programs for
teaching about the Holocaust in their communities. Colour. 30 minutes.

ADL148V-J4	VHS videocassette, guide	

AS IF IT WERE YESTERDAY. Produced and directed by two women whose
parents spent the war in hiding, this program documents interviews of
Belgian people who risked their lives to hide, place, or help 4000
Jewish children excape extermination during the Nazi occupation.
Belgian teachers, priests, nurses, directors of humane organizations,
and others relate the procedures they used to protect the children; 
and several survivors, now adults, tell their side of this moving
story of altruism. In French and Flemish with English subtitles.
Black-and-white. 85 minutes. Almi.

ALM100V-J4	VHS videocassette		

AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS.  Directed and written by Louis Malle.  Based on
Malle's experience at boarding school during the Nazi occupation of
France, this film documents the story of Julien, a Catholic schoolboy,
and his friend Jean, a Jew being sheltered by a courageous French
priest.  After an act of betrayal, the Gestapo deports Jean and the
priest to Auschwitz.  Julien must say goodbye to his friend - and to
his childhood.  (The 78-page screenplay features 8 pages of
photographs from the award-winning film.) In French with English
subtitles.  Colour.  103 minutes.  Orion.

NS102V-J4	VHS videocassette		
NS102L-J4	Laserdisc (CLV)			
RH398-J4	Paperback			

AVENUE OF THE JUST. Each tree along the Avenue of the Just at the Yad Vashem
memorial in Jerusalem bears the name of a Christian who saved Jewish
lives during the Holocaust. Oral histories of ten of these courageous
people recall their hopes and fears in time of tragedy, speak of the
underground "trafficking in human cargo," describe the elaborate
deceptions necessary to elude German soldiers, and profess guilt for
surviving when their relatives died. (The related 175-page paperback,
"The Book of the Just," tells the stories of 40 unsung heroes who
saved Jews from Hitler.) Colour and black-and-white. 55 minutes.
Anti-Defamation League.

ADL149V-J4	VHS videocassette		
ING109-J4	Hardback		

DAVID. Directed by Peter Lilienthal. David, his close family, and his
father, a Rabbi with a large congregation, live in Germany during the
rise of the Nazis. An idealistic, brave adolescent, David maintains
his joy and pride in being Jewish, even when members of his family
begin to disappear. Eventually, two humane Germans hide David and help
him to escape to Palestine. This award-winning production is said to
be the first feature film on the Holocaust to be directed in Germany
by a German Jew. Stars Mario Fischel and Walter Taub. In German with
English subtitles. Colour. 106 minutes.

KN100V-J4	VHS videocassette		

ELIE WIESEL: Nobel Prize Series. Offering an intimate glimpse of the
1986 Peace Prize Winner, this program highlights Wiesel's devotion to
the cause of peace. Through exclusive interviews and excerpts from his
work, the Holocaust survivor explains that the driving force behind
his literary career has been the concept of the writer as witness. The
program includes a student activity notebook with more excerpts from
Wiesel's work, and a comprehensive resource book with background
information and lesson plans. Grades 7 and up. Colour. 15 minutes.
IMG/Educators/Nobel Foundation. Copyright 1990.

SUN412V-J4	VHS videocassette, student notebook	
		teacher resource book

ESCAPE FROM SOBIBOR. Narrated by Howard K. Smith. Sobibor, a Nazi
death camp in Poland where more than a quarter of a million Jews were
annihilated, was also the site of the largest prisoner escape of World
War II. Based on years of research, this 1987 dramatization of the
heroic uprising that took place in Sobibor movingly portrays the
people themselves and their trip through Polish forests to freedom.
Stars Rutger Hauer, Alan Arkin, and Joanna Pacula. Colour. 120

VS202V-J4	VHS videocassette		
VS202L-J4	Laserdisc (CLV)			

FLAMES IN THE ASHES: Holocaust Documentaries. An artful, insightful
examination of the many ways that Jews resisted the Nazis. Over
documentary footage and stills, the voices of those who survived the
war - some as members of national partisan movements, some simply as
individuals who performed acts of bravery, sacrifice, or deception -
are woven together to give viewers a sense of the differing dimensions
of Jewish resistance in Europe before and during World War II. In
Hebrew, Yiddish, French, Italian, and Polish with English subtitles.
NOTE: some graphic footage. Black-and-white. 90 minutes.

ER103V-J4	VHS videocassette		

GENOCIDE: World At War Vol. 20. This penetrating program examines the
rationale and the methods employed by the Nazis to realize their goal
of a "master race." Graphic documentary footage, some of it shot by
the Nazis themselves, as well as interviews with survivors, SS
officers, and others are combined to offer an inside look at both the
Nazis' ideas and the heinous crimes against humanity that followed the
implementation of these ideas. Narrated by Laurence Olivier. Colour
and black-and-white. 52 minutes. Thames Television.

SV283V-J4	VHS videocassette		

HANNA'S WAR. Directed by Menahem Golan. The harrowing, true story of 
the martyrdom of Hannah Senesh, "Israel's Joan of Arc." Forsaking her
secure life on a Palestinian kibutz 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 the names
of the others involved in her mission. After trying desperately to
free her, her mother finally obtains orders for her release, but the
young girl is executed anyway. This somber but inspiring account of
real-life heroism stars Ellen Burstyn, Maruschka Detmers, and Anthony
Andrews. (The related paperback, "Hannah Senesh: Her Life and Diary,"
includes her poems and letters, along with essays by her mother and
friends.) Colour. 148 minutes.

SV247V-J4	VHS videocassette		
RH551-J4	Paperback		

HEIL HITLER! Confessions of a Hitler Youth. Why would millions of
children become as loyal to Hitler as to a father? Why would a
9-year-old child believe, "I belonged to Hitler body and soul. My fate
was bound to the Fu"hrer's"? As this chilling true account shows,
Alfons Heck, like 8 million other German Hitler Youth, was so
captivated by Hitler that he watched his favorite childhood friends be
taken away to be murdered while he cared for nothing but to win the
war or die for Germany and its leader. Graphic documentary footage
dramatizes how songs, youth camps, speeches, and education reinforced
Hitler's mesmerizing lies of racial science and a master race. Heck,
now an adult who can barely believe his own fanaticism and Hitler's
atrocities, sees no reason why history cannot repeat itself. Grades 7
and up. Color and black-and-white. 30 minutes. HBO. Copyright 1991

TL338V-J4	VHS videocassette		

HITLER: Anatomy of a Dictatorship. How did Adolf Hitler come to power?
Why were so many German  people willing to follow the man who would
lead them into a war in which more than 35 million people would die?
Newsreels and archival footage trace Hitler's career from his
emergence on the political scene in 1923 through the conclusion of
WWII. Viewers witness the torchlight celebration that greeted Hitler
upon his ascension to the chancellorship [Editor's note: Some authors
contend that this parade occurred, as a staged event by Goebbels, on
the night _after_ the ascension. knm], excerpts from his speeches, and
parties during his final days in the bunker. Grades 7 and up.
Black-and-white. 23 minutes. Learning Corporation of America.

CNT172V-J4	VHS videocassette		

HITLER: Heros and Tyrants of the Twentieth Century. (Formerly "Hitler: 
Profiles of Power") Archival footage reveals rare scenes of Hitler's
early rise to power, adding dimension to the examination of this later
years and the exercise of that power. Included is footage of
brown-shirted stormtroopers, the Reichstag fire, Hitler's propaganda
techniques, and his meetings with Chamberlain, Mussolini, and Stalin.
Grades 7 and up. Black-and-white. 54 minutes. Granada.

MJK135V-J4	VHS videocassette		

HITLER: The Last Ten Days. 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 start 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 Guinness and Simon
Ward. Colour and black-and-white. 108 minutes. Paramount.

SV393V-J4	VHS videocassette		

HITLER: The Whole Story. A three-volume documentary tracing the career
of Adolf Hitler, a "provincial rabble rouser from Bavaria," and
self-styled savior of the German nation. To help explain why Germany
embraced National Socialism, remarkable archival footage chronicles
the rise of the Nazi Party and its leaders. The program covers
Germany's economy following World War I, Hitler's plans for global
conquest, the "Anschluss," the rape of Poland, the final solution, the
fury of battle, and the Third Reich's flaming demise. Advanced
students. Black-and-white. Total time: approximately 180 minutes.
Cine-Art. Copyright 1989.

DZ100V-J4	BOXED SET: 3 VHS videocassettes	

HOLOCAUST. Spanning the decade between 1935 and 1945, this ambitious,
Emmy Award-winning production follows the lives of two families living
in Nazi Germany during Hitler's "Final Solution." The Weiss family
must endure the extreme hardships and unspeakable cruelty of the
times, while the Dorf family enjoys a rise in prestige and wealth
through their association with the S.S. Stars Michael Moriarity, Meryl
Streep, Fritz Weaver, and James Woods. Colour. Total time, 7 1/2
hours. Titus Productions.

SV380V-J4	3 VHS videocassettes		

HOLOCAUST: In Dark Places. This videocassette features four shorts
dealing with the Holocaust. The main feature is _In Dark Places_ (58
minutes), a 1978 film by Gina Blumenfeld that records interviews with
several survivors and their children, with a special segment with
Susan Sontag. All describe their experiences and attempts to come to
terms with their pain and to understand how they are "children of the
past" with the responsibility to pass this information on.
Interspersed between the interviews is a dramatic piece entitled
"Survivors," performed by the New Artef Players. The three other
shorts are _How Come Israel?_, a minidrama using fighting children in
a metaphoric game of "pogrom"; _The Good Omen_, a Polish folktale of
renewal with paintings by Shay Rieger, and _The Hangman_, a 1964
animated short dealing with the responsibility of the silent
bystander. Colour. 90 minutes. Mastervision.

SV122V-J4	VHS videocassette		

HOLOCAUST: Liberation of Auschwitz. When Soviet troops liberated
Auschwitz on January 27, 1945, a cameraman accompanied them to record
the liberation process. This powerful program incorporates the
personal impressions of the camerman, Alexander Woronzow, with his
haunting footage. The camera documents the fearful faces of Auschwitz
survivors, who didn't know the Soviets were their liberators. The
commentary describes the selection process which sent some inmates to
work while others went to their deaths, horrific medical experiments,
and daily life within Auschwitz. WARNING: not recommended for
unprepared audiences due to the intensely graphic presentation of
atrocities. Grades 9 and up. Colour and black-and-white. 18 minutes.
Encyclopaedia Britannica. Copyright 1990.

EBE296V-J4	VHS videocassette		

HOW HITLER LOST THE WAR. Offering an intriguing perspective on the
downfall of Hitler's Germany, this well-researched military history
demonstrates how historians can reach differing conclusions basd on
their interpretations of the evidence. Through the use of documentary
film footage, and interviews with German, British, and American
military figures, as well as military historians, this account
advances the thesis that Hitler lost the war rather than it being won
by the Allies. Hitler's personal habits, his handling of the Allied
evacuation at Dunkirk, his reluctance to invade England, and his
failure to develop German technology are all examined as factors which
contributed to the collapse of his reign. Colour and black-and-white.
67 minutes. Varied Directions. Copyright 1989.

VR105V-J4	VHS videocassette		

JOURNEY TO PRAGUE: A Remembrance. Contrast: A Holocaust museum docent
delivers her clipped, objective, professional patter about the
memorabilia collected by the Nazis from their Jewish victims - sending
one old man in the tour group on a passionate, haunted voyage in words
and images back to that dark country of the past, Prague, 1939, when
the deportations began. Shuffling between mute artifacts and eloquent
memories, viewers follow Otto Lowy as he comes to terms with his
mother's fate (He is told "She went right up the chimney.") and his
own: "Today, I am one of your artifacts." Grades 7-12. Color. 28
minutes. Canadian Broadcasting Company.

MEM189V-J4	VHS videocassette		

JUST A DIARY. Chronicles the life story of Anne Frank from the
perspective of a 17-year-old Dutch girl who played the part of Anne in
a recent stage performance. Following a brief interview with the young
actress and a scene from her play, this program combines historical
footage and photos from the Frank's gamily album to familiarize
viewers with Anne's life, the persecution of the Jews under Hitler,
and the horrors of the Nazi camps. Also includes 30 copies of an
8-page "Anne Frank Journal" with teacher notes. Colour. 30 minutes.
Anne Frank Center.

AFC100V-J4	VHS videocassette		

KITTY: Return to Auschwitz. A guided tour of Hell, this award-winning
documentary records the pilgrimage to Auschwitz of Kitty Hart, a
survivor who lived in the camp between the ages of 16 and 18.
Thirty-four years later, realizing that someday no eyewitnesses will
be left alive, she returns in order to tell others - and to try to
understand - what happened there. In the now-deserted camp, the
numbing statistics become personal and immediate as Kitty relives her
two years of stuggle; thirst, dogs, crowds, the ever-presence of
death, cold, washing in her own urine, slave labor, bread rations,
filth, trying to appear invisible, the day-to-day fight to exist.
Ultimately, the film serves as a testament both to all who died in
Auschwitz and to Kitty's own determination and strength. Colour. 82

FLM128V-J4	VHS videocassette		

LODZ GHETTO. This program combines wartime footage and still
photographs with color film of present-day Europe to re-create the
day-to-day struggle of the inhabitants to survive in the inhuman
conditions of the Lodz ghetto. Selections from diaries written by men
and women, young and old, are read as narration, describing the German
invasion of Poland, the establishment of the ghetto, a pogrom in 1940,
the repression of protest, forced labor, meager rations, the influx of
Jews from other cities, and deportation to camps. The vivid portrayal
of life and inevitable death in Lodz and powerful expressions of fear,
suffering, and hopelessness speak to the Holocaust as a whole. Based
on _Lodz Ghetto: Inside a Community Under Siege_, an extensive
compilation of the private writings of Lodz inhabitants edited by Alan
Adelson and Robert Lapides. WARNING: graphic presentation of
atrocities. Grades 7 and up. Black-and-white and colour. 156 minutes.
Jewish Heritage Project. Copyright 1989.

PF134V-J4	VHS videocassette		
PEN328-J4	Paperback		

MEIN KAMPF. Dedicated to the memories 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. Archival photographs and dramatic
live-action newsreel footage reflect Hitler's masterful manipulation
of German anger following the Treaty of Versailles to propel himself
to the leadership of the country's government. The 1961 production
also documents lawful anti-Semitic activities and ghetto life under
the Nazis, the creation of concentration camps, the siege of
Stalingrad, and the ultimate defeat of the Nazis by the Allied forces.
Black-and-white. 117 minutes. Columbia.

CPM100V-J4	VHS videocassette		

MORE THAN BROKEN GLASS: Memories of Kristallnacht. Dramatic archival news
footage, photographs, and interviews with witnesses are woven together
to present a portrait of the times and events leading to the November,
1938 "Night of Broken Glass," when German synagogues were ransacked
and homes and businesses of Jews were looted or set on fire. This
program places Kristallnacht in its historical context by describing
the political climate in Germany in the 1930s and the lasting effect
of the events on the lives of survivors. Some recall being sent to
neutral Switzerland or emigrating with family to Cuba or Shanghai,
others saw their parents taken away by the Nazis, still others were
sheltered by "righteous" neighbors in Germany. Grades 7 and up. Colour
and black-and-white. 57 minutes. Ergo.

ER106V-J4	VHS videocassette		

MURDERERS AMONG US: The Simon Wiesenthal Story. "I think I am one of
the last witnesses, and a last witness, before he leaves this world,
has an obligation to say something." A powerful and harrowing
retelling of the life of Simon Wiesenthal, haunted by memories of his
experience in the Nazi concentration camps. This 1988 production
focuses on his untiring efforts to gather evidence from his fellow
survivors and bear witness against Adolf Eichmann and Franz Murer, the
infamous "Butcher of Vilna." Stars Ben Kingsley. Grades 9 and up.
Colour. 160 minutes. HBO.

WV117V-J4	VHS videocassette	

[List continued in Part 2]

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