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The Last Survivor: Four Tragedies, Four Journeys, One Purpose

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A documentary that explores the idea of genocide in the 21st century. Follows the lives of survivors of four different genocides (The Holocaust, Rwanda, Darfur, and Congo). Presents the stories of survivors and their struggle to make sense of tragedy by working to educate, motivate and inspire a civic response to mass atrocity crimes.
DVD
2011
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Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State

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"Auschwitz: inside the Nazi state' is the result of three years of research, drawing on the close involvement of world experts, recently discovered documents and nearly 100 interviews with camp survivors and perpetrators, many of whom are speaking on the record for the first time. Their stories are brought to life through the innovative use of archive footage, dramatic recreations of key ... moments, and their ... testimony" -- Container.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Shoah

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The Nazi extermination of Jews is examined through interviews of survivors, witnesses and perpetrators and through footage of the sites of the death camps and environs as they appear today. Those interviewed include Jewish survivors of the death camps and the Warsaw ghetto uprising, Polish farmers and villagers who lived near the camps and Nazis who worked in the camps and the ghettos.
DVD
2003; 1985
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Final Solution

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Reveals how Hitler carried out the systematic extermination of millions of Jews in German death camps during World War II. Extensive use is made of period photos and film as well as shocking footage filmed by the Germans themselves. Also featured are moving, personal stories, told by death camp survivors and in-depth interviews with former German participants.
VHS
1993; 1975
Ivy (By Request)
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Witness: Voices From the Holocaust

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Testimonies, some of the earliest ever recorded, and rare archival footage reveal the Nazi era through the memories of those whe were there: a Hitler Youth, a Jesuit priest, resistance fighters, death camp survivors, American POWs, and liberators.
VHS
1999; 1998
Ivy (By Request)
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Women's Stories of the Holocaust

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This powerful documentary relates the stories of three women Holocaust survivors through pictures, music and interviews and is a testament to their courage, bravery and spirit. Although these women were faced with incredible hardships and misery, each survived the atrocity through their individual strengths. They each learned, in their own way, to face life with a positive attitude and with hope of a brighter future to come.
VHS
1995
Ivy (By Request)
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The Triumph of Memory [electronic resource]

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Four survivors of Nazi concentration camps describe their experiences and the horrors of camp life. Interviews are interspersed with extensive archival footage.
Online
2005; 1988
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Witnesses to the Holocaust: The Trial of Adolf Eichmann

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SS Lieutenant-Colonel Adolf Eichmann was head of the Reich Security Head Office Section IV B4, the department which administered the annihilation of European Jewry. He was tried in Jerusalem, charged with crimes against the Jewish people, crimes against humanity, war crimes and membership in a criminal organization. Eichmann was found guilty and executed on May 31, 1962. This film is a resource and testament for commemorating the millions who died. Compiled from portions of the court proceedings.
VHS
1997; 1987
Ivy (By Request)
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Witness: Voices From the Holocaust

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"Testimonies and rare archival footage reveal the Nazi era through the memories of those who were there: a Hitler Youth, a jesuit priest, resistance fighters, death camp survivors, American POWs, liberators" --Container.
VHS
1999
Ivy (By Request)
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Shoah

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The Nazi extermination of Jews is examined through interviews with survivors, witnesses, and perpetrators, and through footage of the sites of the death camps and environs as they appear today. Those interviewed include Jewish survivors of the death camps and the Warsaw ghetto uprising, Polish farmers and villagers who lived near the camps, and Nazis who worked in the camps and the ghettos.
VHS
1999; 1985
Ivy (By Request)
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Kitty: Return to Auschwitz

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From her home in Birmingham, England, thirty-four years after her liberation, Kitty Felix Hart visits the grounds of Auschwitz where she was an inmate.
VHS
1997; 1979
Ivy (By Request)
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The Optimists: The Story of the Rescue of the Bulgarian Jews From the Holocaust

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A documentary film tells how the Bulgarian Christians and Muslims found ways to protect fifty-thousand Jews from the holocaust.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
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So Many Miracles

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Combining docudrama sequences and archival materials, relates that in family fall 1942, in Pinczow, Poland the Banya family hid a Jewish couple (Israel & Frania Rubinek). Accompanied by their son Saul, the Rubineks return to Poland for a reunion with Zofia Banya.
VHS
1993
Ivy (By Request)
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The Counter Monument: Memory Against Itself in Germany Today

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A lecture by James Young on holocaust memorials and studying narratives.
VHS
1992
Ivy (By Request)
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Shoah: A Masterpiece, a History, a Legacy

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Interviews with death-camp survivors and Nazi functionaries. Shows present-day view of some of the concentration camps.
VHS
1985
Ivy (By Request)
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Fragments of Isabella

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Finally available from the festival circuit, this riveting film based on the Pulitzer Prize-nominated book by Isabella Leitner, recounts the true story of a young Hungarian Jew and her sisters interned in Auschwitz, their struggle to survive, and their daring escape from a death march to Bergen Belsen. In 1944, Isabella and her family were arrested and deported by cattlecar to Auschwitz where they encountered Dr. Josef Mengele, the so-called "Angel of Death." He condemned Isabella s mother and youngest sister to death "by a flip of his thumb," but Isabella, her brother and three remaining sisters were spared to suffer until their miraculous escape. The leit-motif of this extraordinary film is love not hate, the love that sustained Isabella and her sisters through the horrors of the H [...]
Online
1996
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Undying Love

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One does not usually associate the word "love" with the Holocaust. Yet this tender documentary relates how love did surface, against all odds, in the DP camps after World War II. The film is a testament to the survivors collective desire for a normal life. In their teens and twenties when the war broke out, many had lost all their relatives trauma of imprisonment was behind them, they felt a great need to form new attachments. These tales of love blossoming in such unlikely circumstances is artfully captured on film by Helene Klodawsky, the noted documentarian whose own parents are part of the story. Among the couples we meet are David and Zenia. David fell in love at first sight when he heard Zenia sing in the Lodz Ghetto Theater. Deported to Germany and surviving several concentrat [...]
Online
2006
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Never Forget to Lie [electronic resource]

In his latest film, Marian Marzynski returns to the Warsaw ghetto of his childhood and tells the extraordinary story of how he as a Jewish boy escaped the Holocaust, hiding from the Nazis, and surviving the war as an altar boy in a Catholic monastery. In a deeply moving and personal film he shares the poignant, painful recollections of other child survivors, many of whom are visiting scenes of their childhood for the last time.
Online
2013
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Europa Europa

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The true story of a Jewish teenager who survived World War II by living as a Nazi for 7 years and through 3 countries.
VHS
1992; 1991
Ivy (By Request)
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Europa Europa

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The true story of a Jewish teenager who survived World War II by living as a Nazi for 7 years and through 3 countries.
Laserdisc
1992; 1991
Ivy (By Request)