The true story of a Jewish teenager who finds shelter with an anti-Semitic Ukrainian family during the Nazi holocaust by keeping her identity secret.
The Survivor (2022)
True story of Jewish death camp survivor who fought boxing matches for Nazi’s amusement, and his post war search for his lover
Some Films for Holocaust Remembrance Day
There are a great many films dealing with anti-Semitism and the Holocaust readily available to watch this Thursday, April 27, Holocaust Remembrance Day. Many of them tell heroic stories of those who tried to save as many Jews as possible, calling to mind what Fred Rogers said when asked what to tell a child during …
Where Hands Touch (2018)
An Afro-German girl in Nazi Germany facing scorn, yet loved by a Hitler Youth, is sent to a labor camp after protective her mother is arrested.
Fanny’s Journey (2016)
True story of how 13-year-old Fanny Ben Ami was put in charge of children fleeing from the Nazis through France to reach sanctuary in Switzerland.
The Song of Names (2019)
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 …
The Photographer of Mauthausen (2018)
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.
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
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.
The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)
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.