The Holocaust & WWII

Shoah: Four Sisters

About the Film 
Built mainly from unused footage from his landmark 1985 documentary Shoah, this last chapter in filmmaker Claude Lanzmann’s decades-long journey to chronicle the Holocaust, presents the extended, searing testimonies of four incisive and articulate Eastern European women survivors bravely revisiting their tragedies in vivid detail.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
273 minutes

Sobibor

About the Film 
A Soviet-Jewish prisoner-of-war spearheads a revolt and escape from the inhuman conditions in a concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland, in this true story of the most successful Nazi death camp uprising, and Russia’s submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
117 minutes

The Waldheim Waltz

About the Film 

With disconcerting present-day parallels, Austria’s submission for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, examines the scandal around Waldheim’s Nazi past and his bid for the Austrian presidency, that left the country swept up in xenophobic fervor, historical revisionism, and anti-Semitic backlash.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
94 minutes

Who Will Write Our History

About the Film 
Determined to defeat Nazi lies with pen and paper, Jewish intellectuals carry out an extraordinary form of wartime resistance—letters, confessionals, poems, photographs buried in milk cans and metal boxes—in the Warsaw Ghetto, in this account honoring the heroic stewards of historical preservation.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
97 minutes

Witness Theater

About the Film 
High school students reenact Holocaust survivors’ touching stories of resolve, in a unique program of staged testimonies, which gets survivors and teens together to share stories, one generation to another, to keep history alive through theatrical storytelling.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
74 minutes

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