French Canadian filmmaker writer-director François Girard, who gave us the exquisite The Red Violin in 1998, gives us another film in which a violin is important. Instead of transpiring over several centuries, this film spans the years from Hitler’s invasion of Poland to the night of a concert in 1951 to the 80s when a …
Though some grow weary of films dealing with the concentration camps of the Holocaust, I believe we should welcome each as one more piece of evidence of the toxic end result of anti-Semitism. And in the case of Spanish director Mar Targarona’s film, for the additional information about a particular group of her countrymen who …
When two Orthodox Jews, at the end of WW 2, get off a train at a small Hungarian village & load 2 mysterious boxes in a wagon, the villagers are alarmed and filled with fear and guilt.
After wooing Dora & siring a son with her, Guido goes all out to protect the little boy from reality when all are sent to a Nazi camp.
During the Nazi era the animal-loving wife of the Warsaw Zookeeper works with her husband & young son in hiding & helping 300 Jews escape from the city.
When an American Holocaust writer is sued in England by a denier for defamation of character, she is shocked to learn that her lawyers must prove the truth that the event happened.
I highly recommend this short documentary, streaming on Netflix. Click on the image to read my review.
I have neglected this blog for far too long due to an overcrowded schedule, but I promise to do better from now on. I am prompted to update the blog thanks to Suzy Farbman’s latest GodSigns posting on a new PBS documentary film on the Swedish diplomat who saved so many Jews from death during …
This controversial Holocaust film is worth viewing, and it’s coming to DVD in April. Click the image to read my entire review. (4 out of 5 stars)
This film noir unfolds right after WW 2 when a disfigured survivor of Auschwitz has plastic surgery, & with a friend, who thinks her German husband betrayed her, searches for him. Not recognizing his wife now, he invites her to pretend to be his wife so he can gain the wife’s large inheritance.