The Holocaust & WWII

1938 Different

About the Film 

Roughly eighty years after restrictive racial laws against Italy’s Jewish community were enacted, which stripped non-Aryans of their livelihoods and civil rights, comes an unsettling new read on the role of mass media and propaganda in one of humankind’s most tragic episodes, as radical right parties today gain legitimacy worldwide.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
62 minutes

The Accountant of Auschwitz

About the Film 

As a new generation of investigators seeks to atone for past sins and test the limits of international law and historical reconciliation, this reconstruction of the controversial war crimes trial of an elderly former Auschwitz guard raises thorny moral and legal questions over his complicity and fitness to stand trial.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
78 minutes

Enemies, A Love Story

About the Film 

In this soulful, brilliantly acted adaptation of Isaac Bashevis Singer’s tragicomic novel, nominated for three Academy Awards, featuring nostalgic scenes of bustling midcentury New York City and a period pop and klezmer soundtrack, an enigmatic Holocaust survivor navigates romantic entanglements in postwar America.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
119 minutes

Gloomy Sunday

About the Film 
Finding themselves mired in wartime intrigue, the erotic entanglements of three lovers at a chic 1930s Budapest café are upended as the Holocaust engulfs Hungary, in this intricate time-jumping love story, a newly crowned classic of Jewish cinema based on Nick Barkow’s bestselling novel.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
112 minutes

The Interpreter

About the Film 

Odd-couple companions—a Nazi officer's son and his Jewish translator—roam the Slovak countryside, in this bittersweet road movie that explores memory, trauma and guilt through the shared history of characters seeking to bridge differences and reclaim their humanity.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
114 minutes

The Light of Hope

About the Film 

Celebrating the courage of a Red Cross nurse in Spain who saved hundreds of Jewish wartime refugees by setting up a maternity home and safe haven for pregnant women and children, is the basis of this riveting, handsome drama of resistance and sacrifice based on real events.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
120 minutes

Murer: Anatomy of a Trial

About the Film 

The case of a sadistic Nazi criminal, the so-called Butcher of Vilnius, is presented in this transfixing courtroom drama about a shameful miscarriage of justice and scandal implicating the Austrian courts, press and government in a nation still denying its wartime complicity.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
138 minutes

Promise at Dawn

About the Film 

Nominated for five César Awards, this sweeping adaptation of French novelist Romain Gary’s beloved memoir of exotic globetrotting and an impassioned mother-son bond, contemplates the complex emotional truths of a parent’s self-sacrifice and impossible dreams for a child.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
131 minutes

Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz

About the Film 

This riveting and affecting anthem to a human rights pioneer, profiles the diminutive, unsung hero who was Chief Prosecutor and put mass-murdering Nazi Einsatzgruppen members on trial at the historic Nuremburg Trials.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
83 minutes

Shepherd: The Story of a Jewish Dog

About the Film 

The timeless, unbreakable bond between a boy and his faithful dog is put to the ultimate test in wartime Berlin, in this heartwarming family drama, a sensitively told story of love, loyalty and courage, enabling children of all ages to learn about the Holocaust.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
93 minutes

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