The Nizkor Project: Remembering the Holocaust (Shoah)

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Subject: The Nizkor Project: A Holocaust Video resource (2 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, Vancouver Island, CANADA
Keywords: bibliography,Holocaust

Archive/File:  bibliography
Last-Modified: 1999/12/23

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)

NAZI CONCENTRATION CAMPS. This is the official film record of the Nazi
death camps as photographed by Allied liberation forces in 1945.
Although much evidence had been destroyed by the retreating Nazis,
what remained was so unspeakably horrible (half-dead prisoners,
victims of "medical" experiments, gas chambers, and open mass graves)
that the very names of the camps have become synonymous with ultimate
human suffering, degradation, and tragedy. This historical document
provides irrefutable testimony to these "crimes against humanity."
WARNING: not recommended for unprepared audiences due to the intensly
graphic presentation of atrocities. Uneven sound quality.
Black-and-white. 59 minutes. U.S. Counsel for the Prosecution of Axis

NA119V-J4	VHS videocassette		

NAZIS...LEST WE FORGET. Presents a post-World War II, German produced
documentary and an original Nazi newsreel. The 1949 documentary,
"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. Included are scenes of slave laborers in concentration
camps, the charred remains of bodies in ovens, piles of corpses being
tossed into a pit, and the warped medical experiments performed by
camp doctors. Also included is a ten-minute 1944 Nazi newsreel of
Luftwaffe (air force) pilots demonstrating bombing techniques.
Black-and-white. 35 minutes.

VY127V-J4	VHS videocassette		

NEVER FORGET. More than 30 years following World War II, a professional hate
organization claiming that the Holocaust was a "concoction of the Jewish
imagination" challenges Mel Mermelstein, a survivor of the
Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, to prove in a court of law that
anyone was gassed at Auschwitz. This powerful dramatization of the court
case stars Leonard Nemoy, Blythe Danner, and Dabney Coleman. Closed
captioned. Colour. 95 minutes. Turner. Copyright 1991.

TUR140V-J4	VHS videocassette		

NIGHT AND FOG ("Nuit et Brouillard.") The award-winning short
documentary by the noted French director, Alain Resnais. This haunting
production effectively combines actual black-and-white footage of the
concentration camps with colour scenes of the same places 10 years
after the Holocaust. This surrealistic journey of horror was written
by a novelist who survived imprisonment by the Third Reich. In French
with English subtitles. An extensive teacher's guide includes
transcripts, background, and presentation suggestions. 32 minutes.

VY100V-J4	VHS videocassette		

NOT LIKE SHEEP TO THE SLAUGHTER: The Story of the Bialystok Ghetto.
Featuring archival black-and-white footage and revealing interviews,
this program tells the courageous story of 24-year-old Modechai
Tenenbaum and the small group of resistance fighters who attempted to
defeat the Nazi scheme to eradicate the Jewish ghetto in Bialystok.
Poland, in the summer of 1943. Through the testimony of those who
served in the resistance and residents of Bialystok who witnessed and
survived the pogrom, viewers gain a unique appreciation of the
hardships and impossible choices faced by targets of the Third Reich.
Excerpts from Nazi propaganda films are also included. Grades 7 and
up. Colour and black-and-white. 150 minutes. Ergo. Copyright 1990.

ER108V-J4	VHS videocassette		

NUREMBERG. A history of the rise to power of the Nazis recounted
within the context of the Nuremberg trials. 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.
(Captioned 11" x 14" photographs depicting scenes surrounding the
trial are available separately.) WARNING: the video is not recommended
for unprepared audiences due to the intensely graphic presentation of
atrocities. Produced by the War Department. Black-and-white. 76

NA130V-J4	VHS videocassette		

PARTISANS OF VILNA. Directed by Josh Waletsky. Told almost exclusively
in the passionate words of the survivors, this moving production
chronicles the Jewish resistance to Naziism in the Vilna ghetto. The
program describes how the ghetto's young activists put aside their
differences (being variously Zionists, Communists, and socialists) to
issue a "call to arms" when they realized the Nazis meant to kill the
entire Jewish population of their city. When the opportunity for a
revot in the ghetto came, however, the people would not rise up and
follow their young leaders. As a result, the people of Vilna were
liquidated; only the activists, who had escaped to the woods,
survived. Subtitled. Colour. 130 minutes. CIESLA Foundation.

EH100V-J4	VHS videocassette		

the memorial to the lives of those annihilated by the Nazis during World War
II, forms the heart of this sensitive program focusing on the 1,500,000
children whose only "crime" was to have been born Jewish. Their poetry and
artwork bears witness to the vitality of their spirit and, as the tour
proceeds, viewers share the emotional responses of visitors to the haunting
Children's Memorial. Recent news footage of acts of hate from around the
globe underscore the concluding question: Could such an atrocity happen
again? Grades 5 and up. Colour and black-and-white. 15 minutes. Ergo.
Copyright 1989.

ER105V-J4	VHS videocassette		

RAOUL WALLENBERG: Between the Lines. Documents the personal courage of
Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who risked his life during WWII
to save the Jews of Budapest and who, following the war, was
imprisoned as a spy in the Soviet Union. Through newsreel footage and
interviews with Holocaust survivors and Wallenberg's colleagues, this
inspiring biography describes the diplomatic maneuvers and ingenious
protests he used, such as creating a "protection passport," an illegal
document that nonetheless gave Swedish citizenship to Hungarian Jews.
The 1985 program also discusses the international cover-up following
his disappearance from Moscow in 1945 and the struggle to gain his
freedom. (The related paperback is an easy-to-read biography entitled
"Raoul Wallenberg: The Man Who Stopped Death" by Sharon Linnea.)
Grades 9 and up. Colour and black-and-white. 85 minutes.

SV996V-J4	VHS videocassette		
JP102-J4	Paperback			

REUNION. Directed by Heni Cartier-Bresson. Documents the liberation of
prisoners from Nazi concentration camps and describes in human terms the
formidable logistics of returning millions of Displaced Persons to their
homes after the war. Memorable moments include a sequence in which the
D.P.'s are shown journeying homeward, all their possessions piled into a
long column of baby carriages. In English. Black-and-white. 21 minutes.
Originally produced by the United States Information Service in 1946.

NA129V-J4	VHS videocassette		

REUNION. Directed by Jerry Schatzberg. Fifty years after his parents
sent him to American to evade Nazi persecution, a German Jew returns
home to search for his closest childhood friend, the son of a wealthy
military family. An extended flashback recalls the uncommon friendship
shared by the two adolescents in the years prior to WWII, when
tensions were rising in German society. This suspenseful 1988
production then returns to the present, building to the American's
climatic discovery of his friend's fate. NOTE: brief nudity. Some
short scenes in German (English subtitles). Stars Jason Robards.
Screenplay by Harold Pinter. Closed captioned. Colour. 120 minutes.

FN129V-J4	VHS videocassette		

SHOAH. Directed by Claude Lanzmann. Described as a "monument against
forgetting," this compelling production about the Holocaust combines
contemporary footage of the places where the events of the Holocaust
took place and interviews with Jewish survivors, SS officers, Nazi
functionaries, and other eyewitnesses to create a historical document
of immense power and beauty. Containing no archival footage or stills
of the Holocaust and its victims, the program concentrates instead on
building vast amounts of spoken, remembered detail to allow viewers to
create vivid pictures in their imaginations as they view the now
deserted fields, rivers, and buildings where these horrible events
once took place. Includes a booklet containing a brief Holocaust
history, maps, a chronology, study questions, and a bibliography.
Colour. Total time: 570 minutes.

SV628V-J4	5 VHS videocassettes		

SHIP OF FOOLS. Directed by Stanley Kramer. The 1933 voyage of a luxury
liner sailing from Vera Cruz to Bremerhaven uncovers the weaknesses of
its passengers to presage the Nazi Holocaust and, ultimately, to
reflect the human condition. This 1965 interpretation of Katherin Anne
Porter's novel is distinguished by bravura performances by its
all-star cast including Vivien Leigh, Simone Signoret, Oskar Werner,
and Lee Marvin. Closed captioned. Black-and-white. 149 minutes.
Columbia. (See also THE DOUBLE CROSSING)

SV566V-J4	VHS videocassette		
SV566L-J4	Laserdisc (CLV)			

SKOKIE. Based on a true story, this powerful dramatization depicts how
citizens of Skokie, Illinois - a small town with a higher than average
percentage of Nazi death camp survivors - became divided over an impending
street demonstration by neo-Nazis. Among the issues raised are free speech
vs. social responsibility, reacting to rascism, and becoming involved vs.
remaining a bystander when confronted with a moral dilemma. Stars Danny
Kaye, Carl Reiner, Eli Wallach, and Brian Dennehy. Colour. 121 minutes.

CFX118V-J4		VHS videocassette		

SURVIVORS OF THE HOLOCAUST. From the Holocaust Resource Center of
Buffalo, this documentary features the testimony of Holocaust
survivors and their children. The details of their lives before,
during, and after World War II are illustrated with photographs and
footage shot in concentration camps. Originally aired on WTVB-TV.
Grades 7 and up. Colour and black-and-white. 25 minutes.
Anti-Defamation League.

ADL160V-J4	VHS videocassette		

THE ASSISI UNDERGROUND. Based on a true story, this dramatic
production depicts the clandestine work done by the Catholic church
during World War II to help several hundred Italian Jews escape Nazi
persecution. After the Nazi occupation of northern Italy, a Franciscan
friar conducts an underground railroad, smuggling Jewish refugees into
the south in spite of the Gestapo's opposition. Stars Ben Cross, James
Mason, Irene Pappas, and Maximillian Schell. Colour. 115 minutes.

SV521V-J4	VHS videocassette		

THE ATTIC.  Capturing the dignity and quiet 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 Dutchwoman
who risked everything to help her Jewish friends. From the first day
of the German invasion of Holland, the production shows the buildup of
persecution, hardship, and terror in Amsterdam which drove the Franks
into hiding and thrust Miep into the role of caretaker. The story
continues until the war's end and Mr. Frank's return as a sole
survivor. Stars Mary Steenburgen and Paul Scofield. Closed captioned.
Grades 7 and up. Colour. 95 minutes. Copyright 1992.

SV608V-J4	VHS videocassette		
SSH407-J4	Paperback			

THE BOAT IS FULL. When 8300 people immigrated to Switzerland by July
1942, the Swiss Parliament decided not to admit any more refugees. The
term "the boat is full" was coined. This stark drama tells the story
of a group of Jewish refugees who band together, posing as a family to
avoid deportation. Eventually they are discovered and forced back to
the German border - not by villanous Nazis, but by ordinary citizens
who display a stolid indifference to their plight. Directed by Markus
Imhoof. In German with English subtitles. Black-and-white. 104

FJ100V-J4	VHS videocassette		

THE CAMERA OF MY FAMILY: Four Generations in Germany 1845-1945. This
moving story is an effective vehicle for involving students in
Holocaust studies without the use of shocking and overwhelming
material. It recounts the story of Catherine Hanf Noren, who was born
to a Jewish family in 1938. Her family, which had lived in Germany for
generations, was forced to flee shortly after her birth, and all
records of their experience were lost in the Holocaust's destruction.
The program describes Ms. Noren's perseverance in tracing her roots
and rediscovering her heritage through the use of old family
photographs that had been preserved. Colour and black-and-white. 20
minutes. Anti-Defamation League.

ADL45V-J4	VHS video from filmstrip, guide	

THE COURAGE TO CARE. Reminding viewers of the power of individual
action, this compelling program profiles non-Jews who, following their
consciences rather than orders from the Third Reich, risked their
lives to protect Jews from Nazi persecution. Stark footage and period
photographs underscore dramatic first-person accounts of those whose
ordinary acts - such as opening doors, keeping secrets, and hiding and
feeding strangers - became deeds of heroism in an era of apathy and
complicity. Colour and black-and-white. 29 minutes. United Way.

ADL150V-J4	VHS videocassette		

THE DEMOCRAT AND THE DICTATOR: A Walk Through the 20th Century. In
this episode from the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series, Bill
Moyers contrasts the lives and legacies of Franklin Roosevelt and
Adolf Hitler, examining how these two leaders dominated the world
stage during the 1930s and 40s. Newsreel footage of the U.S. and
Germany show what factors led to their coming to power and whiy people
were willing to rally behind them. The juxtaposition of Roosevelt's
fireside chats with Hitler's public speeches reflects the power of
oration to united a nation behind a cause or a man. Grades 7 and up.
Colour and black-and-white. 58 minutes. PBS.

PF120V-J4	VHS videocassette		

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK. Directed by George Stevens. Taking refuge in
an attic hideaway for two years, Anne Frank and her family attempt to
escape Nazi persecution. This moving and suspenseful account of the
true story captures the Franks' struggle to preserve a civilized life
under increasingly desperate circumstances. Stars Millie Perkins and
Shelley Winters. Black-and-white. VHS: 151 minutes. Laserdiscs: 183
minutes. 20th. Century Fox.

SV107V-J4	VHS videocassette		
SV107L-J4	2 laserdiscs (CLV - "letterbox")
WSP47853-J4	Paperback		

THE DOUBLE CROSSING: The Voyage of the St. Louis. Many Jewish refugees
fleeing Nazi Germany found, like the 907 passengers on the cruise ship
St. Louis, that "a passport stamped 'J' was a passport to nowhere."
Cuban officials nullified their entry permits and the U.S. government
denied them admission. In presnet-day interviews plus archival footage
and photographs, passengers relive the cruise that became a voyage
into limbo. The program's almost understated tone contrasts with the
urgency of the issues it raises: anti-Semitism, quota systems for
refugees, and worldwide immigration policies today. Grades 7 and up.
Colour and black-and-white. 29 minutes. Copyright 1992. (See also SHIP
OF FOOLS for dramatization of the plight of the St. Louis' passengers)

ER110V-J4	VHA videocassette		

THE EIGHTY-FIRST BLOW: Holocaust Documentaries. This award-winning
1974 production combines eyewitness testimony (in Hebrew, Yiddish,
French, Italian, and Polish with English subtitles) and footage and
stills shot by the Nazis to document the extreme measures taken to
annihilate the Jews. This video takes its title from a story about a
Jewish boy in one of the ghettos who was struck with 80 blows. He
survived and emigrated to Israel where no one believed his story -
this for him was the 81st blow. NOTE: Some graphic footage.
Black-and-white. 90 minutes.

ER102V-J4	VHS videocassette		

THE GREAT DICTATOR. Charlie Chaplin plays two roles - the maniacle
dictator "Adenoid Hynkel" and a Jewish ghetto barber - in this 1940
satire on the Axis powers. Among the many classic moments are a
parodic speech done entirely in doubletalk and nonsense words, the
portrayal of "Benzino Napaloni" by Jack Oakie, and Hynkle's dance with
a balloon-like globe which pops, causing him to burst into tears.
Black-and-white. 128 minutes. 

SV158V-J4	VHS videocassette		

THE HOLOCAUST: A Teenager's Experience. Holocaust survivor David
Bergman, only 12 years old when the Nazis forced his family from their
home, takes viewers along his "road from hell to freedom." Illustrated
with archival footage and drawings, this affecting program describes
how young David was separated from his family at Auschwitz, forced
into labor at several work camps, suvived a harrowing train journey on
which all but three passengers died, and eventually witnessed the
German surrender. The follow-up activities include basic information
about the Holocaust and stress the value of freedom, the importance of
determination, and the necessity for learning about the Holocaust.
WARNING: some graphic footage. Colour and black-and-white. 30 minutes.
United Learning. Copyright 1991.

FH249V-J4	VHS video, reproducible activities,	

THE LAST SEA: Holocaust Documentaries. After World War II, with no
homes to return to, with most family members dead or missing, the Hews
of Europe began their exodus to Israel. In emotional tales of fierce
determination and bright hope, witnesses describe traveling by truck
and by train, by foot over the Alps, or across the sea aboard
dangerously overcrowded ships. Documentary footage and stills
illustrate stories told in Hebrew, Yiddish, French, Italian, and
Polish, with English subtitles. NOTE: some graphic footage.
Black-and-white. 90 minutes.

ER104V-J4	VHS videocassette		

THE LIFE OF ADOLF HITLER (Das Leben von Adolf Hitler). Directed by
Paul Rotha. Compiled in Germany in 1961, these archival stills and
films have been edited to present the horrible-but-true saga of
Hitler's early life, rise to power, and the reign of terror over Nazi
Germany. Focusing on Hitler, the program also gives a comprehensive
look at Germany from the close of World War I to the final films of
Hitler before his retreat into the bunker as the Allies were closing
on Berlin. Scenes include young Goering, Himmler, and Goebbels; 
Hitler's year in jail; the Reichstag fire; Nazi spectacles; Hitler's
private life; campaigns against the Jews; the 1930 Olympics; the
invasion of Poland, France, and Russia; the Warsaw ghetto and the
death camps; and the turn of the tide against Germany. English
narration. 101 minutes. Video Yesteryear.

VY102V-J4	VHS videocassette		

THE MASTER RACE: History in Action. Documentary footage, archival
stills, and propaganda posters explain the Nazi concept of racial
superiority and their efforts to achieve it as if "you are there."
Topics include the 1936 Olympics, policies of organized persecution,
the use of _Mein Kampf_ as a blueprint, the Nuremberg Laws, Joseph
Goebbles and the "Big Lie," and the ways German youth were
indoctrinated to support the Nazi state. Black-and-white. 20 minutes.
Films for the Humanities.

FHM164V-J4	VHS videocassette		

THE RISE AND FALL OF THE THIRD REICH. Traces the political and social
climate of Germany, from the disintegration of the Weimar Republic,
through the rise of the Nazi Party and WWII, to the destruction of
Berlin and Hitler's death. With extensive documentary footage,
interviews, introductory remarks by William Shirier (author of the
book of the same name), and narration by Richard Basehart, this
sweeping and affecting account records the personalities, events, and
battles of WWII, including Hitler's Final Solution. Black-and-white
and colour. 120 minutes.

SV237V-J4	VHS videocassette		
FAW107-J4	Paperback		

THE ROSE GARDEN. Aaron Reichenback is haunted by an event he witnessed
during the final days of World War II: the muder of 20 children in a
Nuremberg schoolhouse. Forty years following the Holocaust,
Reichenbach finds himself on trial for assaulting an elderly
businessman he believes responsible for the killings. The deliberately
paced and haunting production raises questions about German
culpability for the actions of the Nazis, bearing witness a generation
after the War, and the harrowing impact of the Holocaust on
individuals. Stars Liv Ullmann, Maximillian Schell, and Peter Fonda.
Advanced students. Colour. 112 minutes. Cannon. Copyright 1989.

WV116V-J4	VHS videocassette		

THE WANNSEE CONFERENCE. Directed by Heinz Schirk. A chilling
recreation of the events of January 20, 1942, when 14 members of
Hitler's hierarchy gathered in utter secrecy for 85 minutes in the
posh Berlin suburb of Wannsee to discuss the ways and means,
technology and logistics, of effecting the 'Final Solution to the
Jewish Problem." Meticulously reconstructed (in virtually real time)
from the original secretary's notes, this production captures the
horrifying contrast between the casual atmosphere of the meeting and
the shocking import of its subject. In German with English subtitles.
Advanced students. Colour. 87 minutes.

SV443-J4	VHS videocassette		
SV443L-J4	Laserdisc (CLV)		

THE WARSAW GHETTO. Charged with documenting the gradual destruction of
the almost 500,000 Jews in the walled-in Warsaw ghetto, cameramen of
the German Army, the S.S., and the Gestapo made an almost
anthropological study of the people. In this program, their still and
motion pictures are collected (many from Himmler's personal scrapbook)
and narrated by Warsaw ghetto survivor Alexander Bernfes. The program
includes striking and often shocking footage showing the creation of
the ghetto, the early Nazi propaganda (Jews living in relative luxury
in the ghetto), scenes from everyday life, starving people in the
streets, and the final, violent 10-day resistance. Balck-and-white. 51
minutes. BBC.

BV103V-J4	VHS videocassette		

THE WARSAW GHETTO UPRISING. Using archival film footage, still
photographs, and the actual testimony of survivors of the Warsaw
ghetto, this program details a heroic chapter of Jewish Holocaust
history. Beginning with slef-government and sustenance within the
ghetto walls, the first abortive attempts at resistance, the waves of
deportations of Jews to the death camps, the formation of Jewish
fighting organizations, and the uprising itself. The lives and actions
of young people within the ghetto and as part of the resistance are
discussed. Grades 9 and up. Colour and black-and-white. 23 minutes.
Ghetto Fighters' House. Copyright 1993.

ER111V-J4	VHS videocassette		

THE WAVE.  A thought-provoking dramatization of an actual classroom
experiment on individualism vs. conformity in which a high school
teacher formed his own "Reich" (called _the Wave_) to show why the
German people could so willingly embrace Nazism. This unflinching yet
sensitive 1984 Emmy Award-winner raises critical questions: When does
dedication to a group cross the line from loyalty to fanaticsm? Does
power corrupt? What is the nature of propaganda and mass persuasion?
Can something like the Nazi Holocaust happen again? (The paperback is
a novelization based on the teleplay.) Grades 7-12. Color. 46 minutes.

FLM252V-J4	VHS videocassette		
DLT321-J4	Paperback			

THEY RISKED THEIR LIVES: Rescuers of the Holocaust. Eloquent in their
denial they did anything heroic, more than 100 Holocaust rescuers from
12 countries speak of their experience during the dark time of Nazi
occupation. Not Jewish themselves, they and thousands more risked
their lives and the lives of their families to save Jews. Interviewed
and photographed in the late 1980's, these rescuers give fascinating
and sometimes heart wrenching accounts of those who were rescued and
others who died. Along with stories of courage, the program raised
some disturbing questions: Why were there so few rescuers and so many
collaborators? What did we learn from the Holocaust with anti-Semitism
resurging in the 1990s? Grades 7 and up. Colour. 54 minutes. Ergo
Media. Copyright 1992.

ER109V-J4	VHS videocassette		

THROUGH OUR EYES: Children Witness the Holocaust. By Itzhak Tatelbaum.
Children's eyewitness accounts, diary entries, and poems are read by young
people in this moving program on the Holocaust. Black-and-white period
photographs, spanning from the pre-Nazi era to the Allied liberation, vivify
the young narrators' descriptions of such horrifying experiences as seeing
synagogues burned, riding on cattle cars, and losing their families. Divided
into 18 chronographical units, the illustrated 185-page study guide provides
and amplified script and discussion questions on topics such as "Public
Burning of Jewish Books," "Children in the Ghetto," "Where Was the World?,"
and "Can it Happen Again?" Grades 7-9. Black-and-white. 25 minutes.

IB100V-J4	VHS videocassette		
IB101-J4	Study guide			

TO BEAR WITNESS. At the First International Liberators Conference in 1981,
survivors and liberators from 14 nations gathered to testify about their
experiences during the Holocaust. Interspersed with captured Nazi footage
and official U.S. Army film, the testimony of these witnesses provides an
authentic account of what some nations and their peoples did to prevent the
Holocaust, what others did to abet those charged with crimes against
humanity, and the lethargic pace at which Western leaders acted to halt the
genocide. Among those recalling their experiences are Ronald Reagan, Elie
Wiesel, Tom Lantos, and Alexander Haig. The production closes with a
description of the forthcoming U.S. Memorial Museum to be built on the
grounds of the United States Capital. [Ed. note: the museum opened in 1993]
WARNING: not recommended for unprepared audiences. Colour and
black-and-white. 41 minutes. U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council.

NAC118V-J4	VHS videocassette		

TO KNOW WHERE THEY ARE. Focusing on the moral complexities of rescue
during the Holocaust years, this sensitive documentary follows the
Randalls, a father and daughter who travel to Poland in hope of
finding traces of their lost Jewish ancestors. Upon arriving in the
village of Josefow, the Randalls meet the townspeople who had first
sheltered their family during German occupation and then, fearing for
their own family's lives, turned them away. The two gain a new
appreciation of the agonizing choices faced by those who defied the
Nazi campaign of terror against Europe's Jews. Suitable for use in
teaching about ethics and Christian-Jewish relations, as well as the
Holocaust. A brief guide provides discussion questions and activities.
Grades 7 and up. Colour. 28 minutes. Anti-Defamation League. Copyright

ADL155V-J4	VHS videocassette, guide	

TO MEND THE WORLD. This unusual film looks at the Holocaust in an
unusual way -- through the eyes of camp survivors who also happen to
be artists. As they speak eloquently of their experiences, the camera
explores hundreds of their paintings, sketches, and sculptures that
bear witness to the horrors they saw. One painter places himself in
each death camp scene he paints -- there in the crowd of prisoners
being herded toward the darkness, there standing helpless as a fellow
internee is beaten by the guards. Another tells of finding a cake of
paint while a prisoner and dissolving it in coffee so that even in the
face of death he could continue to paint. Grades 7 and up.
Black-and-white and colour. 86 minutes. CBC. Copyright 1987.

FLM281V-J4	VHS videocassette		

TOMORROW CAME MUCH LATER: A Journey of Conscience. A group of high
school students from Ohio join Holocaust survivor Bertha Lautman in a
poignant and ultimately uplifting journey to the camps where the Nazis
had interned her, and also to Israel, where Lautman felt she had been
reborn following her liberation from the camps. They also visit famed
Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal in Vienna. The teens then discuss their
reactions to the trip, noting that Lautman enabled them to humanize
what had been dry historical facts and gain an increased sense of the
experiences of those who were persecuted by the Nazis. Middle grades
and up. Colour and black-and-white. 58 minutes. Cleveland Heights
School District and WVIZ.

CNT102V-J4	VHS videocassette, guide		

TRIUMPH OF THE SPIRIT. Recounds the true story of Salamo Arouch, who
was the middleweight boxing champion of the Balkans in the days just
before World War II. A Greek Jew, Arouch is sent to Auschwitz, where
he fights his fellow internees for the enjoyment of Nazi officers.
This powerful story of life, death, and conscience illuminates the
inner conflict of a man who wants to survive and save his sould. The
1989 production stars Willem Dafoe, Edward James Olmos, and Robert
Loggia. NOTE: strong language. Advanced students. Closed captioned.
Colour. 124 minutes. Nova International Films.

SV987V-J4	VHS videocassette		
SV987L-J4	Laserdisc (CLV)		

TRIUMPH OF THE WILL. Leni Riefenstahl's controversial film of the
Sixth Nazi Party Congress at Nuremberg (1934) is considered by many to
be the greatest propaganda documentary ever filmed. This heroic
celebration of the Nazi philosophy is at once blatant and subtle,
providing a fascinating psychological study of the Nazi leaders in
action. Mature students will be able to discuss how the Nazis saw
themselves and understand the role of propaganda in molding popular
opinion. Told visually with little dialog; speeches by by Hitler and
others are in German with English subtitles. Background information
and presentation suggestions are provided in an extensive teacher's
guide. Black-and-white. 110 minutes.

SV678V-J4	VHS videocassette, guide		

TZVI NUSSBAUM: A Boy From Warsaw. Recounts the dramatic life story of
Tzvi Nussbaum, the little boy immortalized in the infamous photograph
taken in the Warsaw Ghetto in 1943. Featuring archival black-and-white
footage and contemporary interviews, the program examines how Tzvi
came to be in the Warsaw ghetto, the circumstances surrounding the
photograph, his imprisonment at Bergen-Belsen, how he managed to
survive, and how he feels today about the Nazi persecutors that
mudered four generations of his family. Brief scenes in German or
Hebrew with English subtitles. Grades 10 and up. Colour and
black-and-white. 50 minutes. Ergo. Copyright 1990.

ER107V-J4	VHS videocassette		

WEAPONS OF THE SIRPIT: Classroom Version. Directed, written, and
narrated by Pierre Sauvage. A moving remembrance of the courage of the
residents of the French village of Le Chambron, ordinary people whose
virtually unparalleled efforts saved 5000 Jewish lives from Nazi
persecution. Newsreel footage, interviews with the rescuers and those
they saved, and the personal reflections of Pierre Sauvage -- who was
born in the village while his parents were sheltered by area farmers
-- depict the horror of life for French Jews, and the "conspiracy of
goodness" that occurred in the midst of terror and death. This shorter
version was adapted for the classroom from the 90-minute feature film
of the same title. Grades 7 and up. 38 minutes. Anti-Defamation

ADL-156V-J4	VHS videocassette, guide	

WEAPONS OF THE SPIRIT: Full-Length version. This full-length version
includes additional footage that expands and extends the coverage of
the phenomenon of Le Chambron and adds at the end a moving
conversation between Bill Moyers and Sauvage whose final statement
conveys the essence of his experience: "If we don't feel deeply within
ourselves that we are capable of good, we will be reluctant to face
the extent to which we are capable of evil." 90 minute film plus 30
minute interview.

FLC100V-J4	VHS videocassette		

WHO SHALL LIVE AND WHO SHALL DIE? Directed by Laurence Jarvik. Asking
"Could the Jews of Europe have been saved?," this unflinching
documentary examines the unwillingness of Americans (including much of
the American Jewish establishment) to rescue persecuted European Jews
during World War II. Intertwining archival and newsreel footage with
interviews of Holocaust survivors, Jewish leaders, and American
senators, congressmen, and government officials, the production argues
that the American Jewish community bears a heavy burden of guilt for
failing to pressue the Roosevelt administration strongly enough to
help the Jews of Europe. NOTE: graphic footage. Black-and-white. 90

KN103V-J4	VHS videocassette		

WITNESS TO THE HOLOCAUST. Hauntingly poignant narration by Holocaust
survivors underscores harrowing archival images in these two separate
programs showing how life was lived under the Nazis. "A Time to
Remember," a 20-minute overview of the Holocaust, provides a concise
history of the times. Divided into seven 17-20 minute segments,
"Witness to the Holocaust" describes the rise of the Nazis, ghetto
life, deportations, the Resistance, the Final Solution, and the
liberation of the camps. In the last segment, survivors reflect on the
universal lessons that can be learned from the Holocaust. A
comprehensive guide addresses each segment in depth. WARNING: not
recommended for unprepared audiences due to the intensly graphic
presentation of atrocities. Balck-and-white. Total time: 130 minutes.
Anti-Defamation League.

ADL154V-J4	2 VHS videocassettes, guide		

WITNESSES TO THE HOLOCAUST: The Trial of Adolf Eichmann. This
compelling production is a stunning document of the testimony and
evidence presented at the 1961 trial in Jerusalem of SS
Lieutenant-Colonel Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi official who administered
the program to annihilate European Jewry. Narrated by Joel Grey, the
documentary combines court-room testimony (translated into English) of
Eichmann and other eyewitnesses with archival footage, not only to
give viewers insight into the scope of Eichmann's personal
responsibility for the heinous "crimes against humanity," but also to
provide an enduring record of this historic public examination of the
Holocaust. Black-and-white. 90 minutes.

WV104V-J4	VHS videocassette		

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