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Making Light in Terezin [electronic resource]: A Documentary on Art vs. Death

This film follows a modern day Minnesota theater group as they travel to Terezin to perform a cabaret piece originally created and enacted there during WWII. Weaving together interviews with performers, Holocaust survivors and scholars discussing Jewish humor, Jewish history and more, it tells a story not only of survival but also the triumph of a culture, artistic expression, and the human spirit.
Online
2015; 2013
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Hana's Suitcase [electronic resource]

The story of Hana's suitcase, made into an award-winning radio documentary and children's book, tells the harrowing true tale of the owner of the suitcase, Hana Brady, who died at Auschwitz in 1944 at age 13. In 2000, the Tokyo Holocaust Education and Resource Center acquired the suitcase but no information about Hana came with it. Its director, Fumiko Ishioka, made it her mission to scour the world trying to find out more of Hana's story. In the end, her search brought her to Toronto and George Brady, Hana's older brother and the only member of their immediate family to survive the Holocaust. For him, the reappearance of the suitcase in Japan 57 years after Hana's death was absolutely astonishing. The story transformed Hana's only surviving personal possession into a lesson of toler [...]
Online
2014; 2004
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Banjo Romantika: American Bluegrass Music & the Czech Imagination

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DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Inside Hana's Suitcase

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A group of Japanese children unravel the story of George and Hana Brady, two young Jewish children who grew up in pre-WWII Czechoslovakia, when they receive an old suitcase with Hana's name written on it from the Nazi concentration camp, Auschwitz.
DVD
2011; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Everything Is a Present [electronic resource]: Alice Sommer Herz, Sage, Saint, Maven

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Christopher Nupen's film portrays Alice Sommer Herz, a woman with the true gift of forgiveness. A Nazi concentration camp prisoner for two years with her six-year-old son, suffering deaths of her mother and her husband in the camp, she also remembers playing more than 100 concerts in the camp and likens the experience, both for the performers and for the listeners, to being close to the divine. Alice is in no doubt that music saved her sanity as well as her life and the lives of hundreds of others. She plays extracts from Impromptu no. 2, op. 142 : D 935 / Schubert ; Czech dance / Smetana ; Sonata no. 14 in C-sharp minor, op. 27 no. 2 / Beethoven.
Online
2009
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The Tugendhat House: Mies van der Rohe's Czech Masterpiece

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Architect Paul Finfer and filmmaker June Finfer visit the Tugendhat House, Mies van der Rohe's 1930 masterpiece which is now a museum in Brno, the Czech Republic.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Spiklenci Slasti

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[Spiklenci slasti] Modern-day Praque is the setting for the story of six ordinary if somewhat seedy individuals who, with almost no dialogue, obsessively and painstakingly prepare their sexual "feasts."; [Food] A surreal and humorous look at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
DVD
1999; 1993
Clemons (Stacks)
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Terezin Diary

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Focuses on Helga Kinsky who, with nine other survivors, describes the eerie paradoxes of life as children in the model ghetto.
VHS
1997; 1990
Ivy (By Request)
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Symphony in D Documentary [electronic resource]

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Online
1984
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Symphony in D Workshop [electronic resource]

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Shows Jiri Kylian rehearsing his ballet, Symphony in D, with students from the Royal Ballet School in London. Presents an interview with Kylian about his exile from Czechoslovakia and his life as a choreographer and dancer. Also includes a full performance of the work given by the Nederlands Dans Theater in the Hague.
Online
1984