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(Pages 31-60)

Maine Survivors Remember the Holocaust
43 min / Color & B/W JHS / VHS / VCH00392
This video offers a clear compelling introduction to the Holocaust for general audiences. Interviews with eight Maine survivors and an American liberator, interwoven with dramatic archival films, photographs, maps and music, propel the viewer through this tragic history. The personal stories of eye witnesses demonstrate convincingly how the Holocaust affected individual Jews. This video is designed to fit into a single classroom period, and is appropriate for middle school and high school students.
Subject(s): Survivors; Liberator
Vendor: Holocaust Human Rights Center of Maine

Majdanek 1944
65 min / B/W HS+ / VHS / VCH00218
The concentration and extermination camp Majdanek, erected near Lublin in 1941, was liberated on July 23,1944. Soviet and Polish troops uncovered evidence of the Nazi genocide and formed a commission to hear testimony from survivors and witnesses to the atrocities; their accounts were preserved on film.
Subject(s): Majdanek; Nazi War Crimes; Survivors
Vendor: National Center for Jewish Film

Make Germany Pay
20 min / B/W JHS+ / VHS (FS-160) / VCH00138
A portrait of life in Germany after its defeat in World War I. The Armistice Agreement and the Treaty of Versailles triggered a vast anger among the German people, and helped prepare them for the eventual rise of the Nazis. This film deals with the financial inflation and the problems caused by French and Belgian occupation of the Ruhr.
Subject(s): Rise of Nazism in Germany – History
Vendor: Films Inc.

The Making of the German Nation
94 min / B/W HS+ / VHS / VCH00046
A vivid account of German history from the creation of the German empire following the defeat of Napoleon to the rise of Nazism and WWII.
Subject(s): German History
Vendor: Educational Audio Visual Inc.

Married With A Star
33 min / Color Not recommended for below college level / VHS / VCH00407
On May 25, 1942, Max Werkendam wed Clara de Vries in the heart of Amsterdam’s Old Jewish Quarter, in Nazi-occupied Holland. For almost fifty years, the film of this wedding lay untouched as a silent witness in a forgotten place. Now uncovered, it becomes the focus of the touching story of the ill-fated couple and their wedding guests, most of whom did not survive the war. English voice over.
Subject(s): Nazi-occupied Holland; Holland
Vendor: Ergo Media Inc.

The Master Race
20 min / B/W JHS+ / VHS / VCH00029
This video shows how and why the Nazi concept of racial superiority developed, and how the German nation was organized to achieve it. It focuses on the 1936 Olympics as grist for the government propaganda mill and organized planned persecution as an element of government policy.
Subject(s): History of Nazism in Germany; Nazi Racial Theories
Vendor: Films for the Humanities, Inc.


Max and Helen
93 min / Color HS+ / VHS / VCH00234
This is a story of two Holocaust survivors who not only refuse to bring their tormentor to justice, but who convinced the internationally known Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal that a greater mercy would be fulfilled if their tormentor was never brought to trial.
Subject(s): Survivors; Nazi War Criminals; Fiction
Vendor: Simon Wiesenthal Center

Mein Kampf
117 min / B/W JHS+ / VHS / VCH00243
The rise and fall of German fascism is examined in this documentary along with its impact on the world. Rare footage from German film archives is included.
Subject(s): History – Nazi Germany
Vendor: Filmic Archives

58 min / B/W HS+ / VHS / VCH00159
Twenty years after the liberation of prisoners from the death camps in Germany, the National Film Board accompanied a survivor and his son on a pilgrimage to the sites. This film is not a horror film but rather evidence of how soon horror fades into the past.
Subject(s): Survivors; Concentration Camps; Nazi Atrocities
Vendor: Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith

Memories of Berlin
72 min / Color & B/W HS+ / VHS / VCH00256
This video details the cultural richness of pre-Holocaust Germany, with strong emphasis on the part played by so many German Jews, and ends sadly with the accession to power of Hitler and the Nazis. Much of this film footage is archival.
Subject(s): History – Berlin Jewry
Vendor: Arthur Cantor, Inc.

Memory of a Moment
10 min / Color & B/W JHS+ / VHS / VCH00135
In this MacNeil Lehrer News Hour segment, two men whose lives touched forty years ago are reunited on the anniversary of the liberation of Buchenwald. Waisman who had been imprisoned in the German concentation camp and Leon Bass, a black American who visited the camp after liberation recall their experiences. Bass was the first black man Waisman had ever seen. As a black soldier in a segregated army, Bass’s personal pain gave him a special perspective.
Subject(s): Buchenwald; Survivors; Liberators
Vendor: Anti-Defamation League

Memory of the Camps
58 min / B/W HS+ / VHS / VCH00201
British and American film crews working for the Supreme Headquaters of the Allied Expeditionary Force in Europe entered Nazi concentration camps. Their film record includes scenes of the gas chambers, medical experimentation labs, crematoria, and the survivors of Dachau, Auschwitz and Buchenwald, as well as other camps. Some of the footage was filmed literally moments after the troops liberated the camps.
Subject(s): Liberation; Concentration Camps
Vendor: PBS (WNET)

Minister of Hate
25 min / B/W JHS+ / VHS / VCH00085
This tape narrated by Walter Cronkite describes Goebbels’ rise to power as Minister of Propaganda. His career is traced, through film footage, as prime advertiser for Hitler from the beginning of Nazism until Hitler’s suicide, which he staged. Goebbels succeeded in poisoning the mind of 80 million people.
Subject(s): Nazi History; Nazi Propaganda
Vendor: Mc Graw Hill Film


Miracle at Moreaux
58 min / Color 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade / VHS / VCH00334
In December 1943, three Jewish children fleeing Nazi-occupied France find refuge in a Catholic school run by Sister Gabrielle. At first the nun’s young students are afraid to shelter the children from the Nazis intent on their capture. But the students come to understand and sympathize with the trio’s plight and risk their lives to protect them. Together they devise a dangerous plan to help the children reach the border and freedom.
Subject(s): Righteous Gentiles; Children; Fiction
Vendor: Social Studies School Service

Missing Hero
50 min / Color & B/W JHS+ / VHS / VCH00239
Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg risked his life to save 100,000 Hungarian Jews from Nazi gas chambers, then disappeared mysteriously in 1945 under Soviet Military escort. Although the Soviets have never fully explained his fate, evidence suggests that he may still be alive. Former Prime Minister Menachem Begin has called Wallenberg “the greatest hero of World War II.”
Subject(s): Raoul Wallenberg; Righteous Gentiles; Hungary
Vendor: Social Studies School Service

Mr. Klein
122 min / Color HS+ / VHS / VCH00213
The story of an art dealer in Vichy France who takes advantage of desperate Jews fleeing the country by purchasing their art masterpieces for a fraction of their worth. The twist? The Nazis arrest him when he is mistaken for a Jewish leader of the resistance.
Subject(s): France – Nazi Occupation; Fiction
Vendor: Simon Wiesenthal Center

Murderers Among Us:
The Simon Wiesenthal Story
160 minutes / Color General Audience / VHS / VCH00560
This is the 1988 film production featuring Ben Kingsley, based on the career of the Nazi hunter, Simon Wiesenthal.
Subject(s): Simon Wiesenthal; Nazi War Crimes; Nazi hunters; Docu-drama
Vendor: Social Studies School Service

Music of Auschwitz
16 min / Color JHS+ / VHS 16mm / VCH00127
Originally made as a segment for CBS-TV’s “60 Minutes.” Morley Safer introduces us to Fania Fenelon, author of “Playing For Time.” Fenelon was a member of the all-female prisoners’ orchestra that made music to sedate the new arrivals into a sense of calm and to give relief to Nazis after long days and nights of killing.
Subject(s): Auschwitz; Spiritual Resistance
Vendor: Anti-Defamation League

My Brother’s Keeper
25 min / Color 5th Grade+ / VHS / VCH00280
Israel Birnbaum, an artist, tells the story of the Holocaust and particularly the story of the Warsaw Ghetto, in a series of dramatic paintings. His purpose is not to shock but to make sure that the Holocaust never happens again. He wants each one of us to ask ourselves, “Am I my brother’s keeper?”
Subject(s): Warsaw Ghetto; Prejudice
Vendor: Donation

My Knees Were Jumping
75 minutes / Color & B/W General Audience / VHS / VCH00612
A documentary account of the Kindertransport by which a few thousand Jewish children were evacuated to Great Britain from Germany and Austria in 1938/1939. Narrated by Joanne Woodward.
Subject(s): Kindertransport; Rescue
Vendor: National Center for Jewish Films

The Mystery of Josef Mengele
50 minutes / Color 9th Grade+ / VHS / VCH00569
This program shows how Josef Mengele, the infamous Auschwitz doctor successfully eluded justice with the help of his family, an underground Nazi network, and the complicity of sympathetic governments.
Subject(s): Mengele; Nazi war crimes; Auschwitz
Vendor: Social Studies School Service


The Nasty Girl
94 min / Color & B/W Selected Audiences / VHS / VCH00361
A school project inspires a young girl to investigate her town’s past, which seems to upset her neighbors. As she gets close to the truth, she is victimized by hooded locals, and bomb threats become real bombs. The more extreme the town’s reaction to her research, the more ridiculous the situation becomes. She is not about to give up without a fight – no matter how outrageous or absurd the fight may get. (German with English sub-titles).
Subject(s): Fiction; Germany; Anti-Semitism
Vendor: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Nazi Concentration Camp System
30 min / Color & B/W Adult / VHS / VCH00091
A professor of history gives an overview of the Nazi concentration camp system – how and why it was developed – and a historical and political perspective of the Holocaust. A Major General with the 65th Infantry Division discusses his involvement with the liberation of Ohrdruf, a labor camp in Germany.
Subject(s): Concentration Camps
Vendor: Emory University

Nazi Concentration Camps
59 min / B/W General Audience / VHS / VCH00011
This is a video cassette version of the official film record of the Nazi death camps as photographed by Allied Liberation Forces in Germany, 1945. Warning: Not recommended for unprepared audiences due to the intensely graphic presentation of atrocities.
Subject(s): Concentration Camps
Vendor: Social Studies School Service

The Nazi Connection
59 min / Color & B/W General Audience / VHS / VCH00056
This videotape is about those who looked the other way during the Nazi regime and then claimed innocence after the war.
Subject(s): Holocaust Guilt
Vendor: Films Inc.

The Nazi Seizure of Power
33 min / B/W General Audience / VHS / VCH00007
This study traces the rise of Nazi power from 107 Nazi seats won in the German National Parliament (Reichstag) election in 1930 to the death of Hindenburg and the appointment of Hitler to Fuhrer and Chancellor in 1934.
Subject(s): Nazism History
Vendor: Encyclopedia Britannica

Nazi War Crimes Trials
67 min / B/W JHS+ / VHS / VCH00244
Five newsreels, a theatrical trailer and a documentary from the Soviet Union, dealing with the Nuremberg Trials. Goering, von Papen, Hess, Schacht, Streicher, Keitel and other high ranking Nazis and German military officers are seen.
Subject(s): Nuremberg Trials; Nazi War Crimes
Vendor: Facets Multimedia, Inc.

Nazis . . . Lest We Forget
35 min / B/W JHS+ / VHS / VCH00214
Post-World War II, German-produced 1949 documentary as well as an original Nazi newsreel, “Nuremberg and Its Lesson,” was made to show the German people the full extent of Nazi brutality. It documents the 1945 Nuremberg trials and graphically illustrates the mass destruction of Jews and other Europeans.
Subject(s): Nuremberg Trials; Nazi War Crimes
Vendor: Zenger Video

The Nazis (Nazi War Crimes)
60 min / B/W HS+ / VHS / VCH00226
Documents the sensational murder of over 200,000 Ukrainian Jews by the Nazis at the large Ukrainian ravine, Babi Yar.
Subject(s): Genocide; Babi Yar
Vendor: Filmic Archives


Never Forget
95 min / Color HS+ / VHS / VCH00314
More than 30 years after World War II, the Institute for Historical Review, which says the Holocaust was a “concoction of the Jewish imagination,” challenges Mel Mermelstein, a survivor of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, to prove in a court of law that anyone was gassed at Auschwitz. This powerful dramatization of the court case stars Leonard Nimoy, Blythe Danner, and Dabney Coleman.
Subject(s): Holocaust Revisionism; Holocaust Survivors; Auschwitz; Docu-drama
Vendor: Zenger Video

A New Germany 1933-1939 (Vol.1 – The World at War)
52 min / B/W JHS+ / VHS / VCH00015
Embittered by defeat in WWI and stricken by economic depression, Germany rallies to the new hope promised by the National Socialists. Hitler captures the support of the unemployed and the middle class. Bookburning and anti-Jewish legislation ensue. (Part of the World at War series, narrated by Sir Laurence Olivier.)
Subject(s): History of Nazism in Germany
Vendor: Thorn Emi Video

Night and Fog
31 min / Color & B/W HS+ / VHS F12-103 / VCH00017
A brilliant and haunting film on the concentration camp world which effectively combines black and white footage of the camps with color scenes of the same place ten years after the Holocaust. It includes explicit scenes of Nazi atrocities and carnage. There is no special emphasis on Jews. In French with English subtitles. Should not be shown to unprepared audiences.
Subject(s): Genocide
Vendor: Social Studies School Service

23 min / Color & B/W JHS+ / Film VHS / VCH00136
The story of Joachim and Rachel dramatizes the harrowing experiences of two young orphans who escape not only from the Warsaw Ghetto but also from a train carrying passengers bound for certain death. Black and white scenes describe their trip to freedom. Freedom is the United States, where they are welcomed by a caring uncle.
Subject(s): Warsaw Ghetto; Escape; Docu-drama
Vendor: Ergo Media Inc.

30 min / B/W HS+ / VHS / VCH00099
Nordhausen was a concentration camp which supplied the labor for a nearby German bomb factory. Two witnesses (one entered the camp one hour after its liberation) relate the horrors observed there. Includes photographs.
Subject(s): Concentration Camp; Nazi Atrocities; Nordhausen
Vendor: Emory University

Nordhausen, Dachau
30 min / B/W HS+ / VHS / VCH00097
A chaplain who travelled with a medical battalion shares his experiences at Dachau and Nordhausen. Includes an interview with a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel who was the intelligence officer for the U.S. Seventh Army. After witnessing Dachau, he personally ordered the printing of a booklet for all members of the Seventh Army describing the conditions at the camp and the “walking skeletons” within because he felt that “. . . this thing had to be documented. The future should have something that was the truth.” Authentic photographs.
Subject(s): Concentration Camps; Dachau; Nordhausen; Liberation
Vendor: Emory University


Not Like Sheep to the Slaughter
150 min / B/W JHS+ / VHS / VCH00286
In the summer of 1943, a small group of resistance fighters led by 24-year-old Mordechai Tenenbaum attempted to thwart the Nazi plan to eradicate the Bialystok ghetto. With few arms and little assistance from the outside, these courageous fighters resisted the Nazis with incredible resolve. In light only of newly uncovered evidence from that period, survivors and witnesses, among them former Israeli Knesset member Haika Grossman, provide us with keen insight into one of the lesser known acts of courage displayed by the Jewish resistance movement during the Holocaust.
Subject(s): Resistance; Bialystock Ghetto
Vendor: Ergo Home Video

Now After All These Years
60 min / Color HS+ / VHS / VCH00110
Until 1923 Rhina was a German village, predominantly Jewish. After the Nazis came to power, the entire Jewish population vanished, mostly into concentration camps. Now, after all these years, the Rhina inhabitants speak warmly of the old Jewish community. However the few remaining Rhina Jews who are living in New York present a sharply different picture. German with English sub-titles.
Subject(s): German Post-War Attitudes; Survivors; German-Jewish Life
Vendor: Arthur Cantor, Inc.

26 min / B/W Adult / VHS / VCH00326
This documentary portrays people, institutions and activities in Nowogrodek, a lively medium-sized Lithuanian town. Organized around a visit by Yiddish lexicographer, Alexander Harkavy, the film includes scenes of sporting events, a bustling market place, a synagogue courtyard after Sabbath prayers, etc. Silent film.
Subject(s): Jewish Life – Pre-Holocaust; Lithuania
Vendor: The National Center for Jewish Film

Number the Stars
15 minutes / Color Grades 3-7 / VHS / VCH00571
This PBS video is based on Lois Lowry’s book centering on a Danish Christian family who saves a Jewish family from the Nazis in 1943.
Subject(s): Fiction; Righteous Gentiles; Denmark
Vendor: Social Studies School Service

76 min / B/W HS+ / VHS / VCH00083
This film documents the 1946 Nuremberg Trials, the International War Tribunal before which the four victorious powers, led by the American chief prosecuter, Robert Jackson, on leave from his position as Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, brought a four-count indictment (conspiracy, crimes against peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity) against some of the main perpetrators of the Nazi atrocities. It provides evidence for the four counts by chronicling the history of the events leading to the Holocaust, weaving familiar archival footage used at the trial with footage of the trial that traces the efforts of the prosecution and defense and concludes with verdict and sentence.
Subject(s): Nazi History; War Crimes; Nuremberg Trials
Vendor: Zenger Video

Nuremberg Trials
70 min / B/W HS+ / VHS / VCH00198
Russian-made documentary of the trial of Nazi war criminals includes historical footage of the Soviet Union before the German invasion. English dialogue.
Subject(s): War Criminals; Russia; Nuremberg
Vendor: Facets Multimedia, Inc.

Nuremberg: Tyranny on Trial
50 minutes / Color and BW 9th Grade+ / VHS / VCH00567
This documentary uses archival film footage, personal reminiscences and expert commentary to detail the events, courtroom strategies, and legal innovations of the judicial proceedings against the top Nazi war
Subject(s): Nuremberg Trials; Nazi War Crimes
Vendor: Social Studies School Service


Occupation 1939-1945 (The Struggles for Poland)
58 min / Color & B/W HS+ / VHS / VCH00205
The unique filmed interviews, rare stills and archival film were discovered at the Sikorski Institute of London and from other sources world-wide. Special segments focus on the role of the Polish Underground; the creation of the Communist resistance; and the Home Army in Warsaw, which led an ill-fated uprising against the Germans in 1944.
Subject(s): Non-Jewish Resistance; Poland
Vendor: PBS Video

Of Pure Blood
100 min / Color & B/W General Audience / VHS / VCH00257
The history of Hitler’s attempts to breed the perfect Aryan race is traced through interviews and Nazi footage.
Subject(s): Eugenics
Vendor: Filmic Archives

On My Way to Father’s Land
98 minutes / BW/Color General Audience / VHS / VCH00530
This is an account of a son’s search of his father’s history. The film traces the father’s childhood memories of his native Vienna during the days of the Nazi occupation. It then traces his father’s immigration to Palestine where he became a member of Israel’s first Knesset and his later founding of the Hebrew Communist Party.
Subject(s): Nazi Vienna; Displaced Persons
Vendor: National Center of Jewish Film

One Man
30 Minutes / B/W General Audience / VHS / VCH00446
A reconstruction of the case of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who disappeared from Budapest into the Iron Curtain after his heroic rescue of countless members of the Jewish community of that city from Nazi genocide. (Film in poor quality)
Subject(s): Raoul Wallenberg; Hungary; Righteous Gentiles
Vendor: Alden Films

One Survivor Remembers
39 Minutes / color General Audience / VCH00478
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Home Box Office present this special tribute in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the end of the Holocaust and the Second World War. Through a series of interviews, photographs and footage shot in the actual locations of her memories, Gerda Weissmann Klein takes us on a journey of survival through one of the most devastating events in the history of mankind.
Subject(s): Survivor
Vendor: Direct Cinema Limited

The Only Way
86 min / Color JHS+ / VHS / VCH00019
Focusing on one assimilated Jewish family, this film dramatizes how Danes from various backgrounds came together to help Jews escape imminent deportation. Out of a Jewish population totalling 8000, the Danes managed to save all but 1000. The film implies that other countries might have had more success in rescuing Jews if their citizens had made similar commitments.
Subject(s): Danish Rescue; Righteous Gentiles; Fiction
Vendor: Zenger Video

Opening the Gates of Hell
45 min / Color & B/W Selected Audience / VHS / VCH00373
The Americans interviewed in this video are retired from the Armed Forces. They have chosen to remember and share their memories of the time when they liberated the concentration camps at the end of World War II. Graphic archival footage is included.
Subject(s): Liberation; Liberators; Ohrdruf; Buchenwald; Dachau; Nordhausen; Landsberg; Mauthausen
Vendor: Ergo Media Inc.

The Oppermanns (2 Parts)
221 min / Color HS+ / VHS / VCH00199
Two-cassette mammoth West German TV production based on the novel by Leon Feuchtwanger about the Oppermann family, starting in the Nazi years of the 1930’s, and their attempt to survive in Berlin against the forces of the Hitler regime. German dialogue with English subtitles.
Subject(s): Germany – Rise of Nazism; Fiction
Vendor: Facets Multimedia, Inc.


The Other Side of Faith
26 min / Color Adult / VHS / VCH00252
This film portrays in the words and feelings of its two principals a compelling story of heroism set against a time of inhuman brutality. The story of how a Jew was saved by a Polish Gentile.
Subject(s): Interview; Polish; Righteous Gentiles
Vendor: Documentaries International

Our Time in the Garden
15 min. / B/W JHS+ / VHS / VCH00219
This film is the true story of a young Jewish woman growing up in Berlin at the time of Hitler’s rise to power. It begins as a vividly detailed chronicle of her charmed and secure life, which has its center in the family’s walled garden. But outside, the anti-Semitism that had always existed becomes a shattering force, as the Nazis take control and her family reaches its fateful decision to abandon Germany forever.
Subject(s): Nazi Anti-Semitic Persecution – Berlin
Vendor: National Center for Jewish Film

Out of the Ashes
60 min / Color & B/W JHS+ / VHS / VCH00165
This tape was part of the television series Heritage: Civilization and the Jews. Narrated by Abba Eban, it deals with the period of the 1930’s through the Holocaust – 1945.
Subject(s): History-Holocaust
Vendor: Film Inc.

40 minutes / General Audience / VHS / VCH00590
Jewish persecution in Nazi Germany between the years 1933-1938, until “Crystal Night” (Kristallnacht). Presented by Michael Shneider, accompanied by testimonies of witnesses who were teenagers at the time, and film footage and photographs.
Subject(s): German persecution of Jews
Vendor: Yad Vashem

A Painful Reminder
69 min / Color & B/W HS+ / VHS 16mm / VCH00068
British, American and Russian soldiers recorded the actual moment of liberation of the concentration camps. Alfred Hitchcock helped bring together this footage and added interviews with survivors present at the liberation.
Subject(s): Liberation; Survivors; Concentration Camps
Vendor: First Run Features

The Papal Concert to Commemorate the Holocaust
90 minutes / Color 7th Grade+ / VHS / VCH00556
A PBS documentary of the concert of April 7, 1994 to commemorate the Holocaust and to mark Vatican recognition of the State of Israel. Program features the London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in a variety of classical offerings.
Subject(s): Vatican
Vendor: Social Studies School Service

The Paper Bridge
95 minutes / Color General Audience / VHS / VCH00531
In this documentary video filmaker, Ruth Beckerman, traces the historic roots of her parents from Eastern and Central Europe through the Holocaust and later settlement in Palestine. The film examines the small towns and the remnants of the Jewish communities of Bucovina, Romania, the small towns near Theresienstadt, Czchoslovakia as well as Viennia, her parents’ meeting place.
Subject(s): Jewish Life – Eastern Europe
Vendor: National Center for Jewish Film

Paradise Camp
55 min, 50 sec / BW/Color General Audience / VHS / VCH00453
A documentary about the Theresienstadt camp (Terezin) in Czechoslovakia which the Nazis built as a transit camp for Jews bound for extermination in camps like Auschwitz. The film features survivors of Theresienstadt who tell about their experiences.
Subject(s): Theresienstadt; Terezin; Ghettos; Survivors
Vendor: The Cinema Guild, Inc.


Partisans of Vilna
130 min / Color & B/W JHS+ / VHS / VCH00126
This documentary explores Jewish resistance during WWII. It recounts the untold tale of the moral dilemmas facing the Jewish youth who organized an underground resistance in the Vilna Ghetto, and fought as partisans in the woods against the Nazis. This film features interviews in Hebrew, Yiddish and English, with the former partisans in Israel, New York City, Montreal and Vilna, interspersed with rare archival footage from 1939-1944. English sub-titles.
Subject(s): Resistance; Vilna
Vendor: Social Studies School Service

57 min / Color Adult / VHS / VCH00350
This video is about a 65-year-old Norwegian arrested by the Nazis during World War II for his part in the Resistance when the Germans invaded Norway. Before liberation in 1945, he spent almost two years trying to survive in three concentration camps in Germany. His memories unfold against the backdrop of a Trans-Atlantic sailing race.
Subject(s): Righteous Gentiles; Resistance; Norway
Vendor: The New Film Company, Inc.

Past and Present
25 min / Color HS+ / VHS / VCH00358
This video and its companion, “From the Ashes,” asks difficult questions about the proper way to memorialize those who perished during the Holocaust, and examines how history can easily be distorted and re-written.
Subject(s): Concentration camp; Sobibor; Polish People
Vendor: Simon Wiesenthal Center

The Past That Lives
65 min / B/W HS+ / VHS / VCH00220
This documentary is a highly personal portrait of the Dutch historian, Jacob Presser. He recounts his childhood in Amsterdam’s Jewish ghetto, his dual fascination with socialism and the Renaissance, and his happy marriage even as the world crumbled around him. As persecution of the Jews intensified, his students and wife were taken from him, and he was forced to go underground. This tape recounts the experiences that he and others had endured.
Subject(s): Survivors; Netherlands
Vendor: National Center for Jewish Film

The Pedestrian
97 min / Color JHS+ / VHS / VCH00208
Maximilian Schell starred in and directed this stark drama of a successful German businessman who was a Nazi war criminal responsible for the annihilation of a Greek village. Although produced in 1974, the film has parallels to the present day Waldheim affair.
Subject(s): War Criminals; Greece; Fiction
Vendor: Simon Wiesenthal Center

Persecuted & Forgotten (The Gypsies of Auschwitz)
54 min / Color HS+ / VHS / VCH00174
This tape follows a group of German Gypsies as they returned to Auschwitz and come to terms with the horrors of their past. Through moving personal accounts, we learn of the “Gypsy Police,” the Institute for Racial Hygiene, and the doctor responsible for genealogical research that led to their imprisonment and liquidation. Many of the Gypsies interviewed in this eye-opening documentary also reveal the discrimination they still experience today.
Subject(s): Gypsies
Vendor: EBS Productions

Pillar of Fire – Chapter 01 “Destination Jerusalem”
50 min / Color & B/W HS+ / VHS / VCH00291
An analysis of the history of modern Zionism from the Dreyfus Trial through the middle of World War I. Included are the concepts of Theodor Herzl; the various views of the early Zionist Congresses; the condition of the Jews living in the Land of Israel in Turkish times; the nature, causes, and effects of the First and Second Aliyahs.
Subject(s): Zionism; Dreyfus Trial
Vendor: Department of Information – World Zionist Organization


Pillar of Fire – Chapter 02 “The Arab Awakening” (1918-1920)
50 min / 9Color & B/W HS+ / VHS / VCH00292
A description of the Arab leadership in the Palestine area during and immediately after World War I. The attitudes and role of the Emir Faisal of the Hejaz in the Arab politics of this era is especially stressed, as are the political arrangements with both Arabs and Jews made by Great Britain and France during World War I.
Subject(s): History of Zionism; Arab Nationalism
Vendor: Department of Information – World Zionist Organization

Pillar of Fire – Chapter 03 “Jewish People, Where are You?” (the 1920s)
50 min / Color & B/W/ HS+ / VHS / VCH00293
The main currents of the Jewish People regarding the Jewish question. Liberalism, socialism and Zionism as solutions to Jewish questions. The Zionist Labour movement, its organization, its origin and influence on the yishuv in Erez Israel. Europe and the Jews in the 20’s. Could the Jewish State have been established in 1921? Why wasn’t it?
Subject(s): History of Zionism
Vendor: Department of Information – World Zionist Organization

Pillar of Fire – Chapter 04 “The Valley is a Dream” (the 1920s)
50 min / Color & B/W HS+ / VHS / VCH00294
The Collectives: the “Kvutza and Kibbutz” – the dream and the reality. Who the pioneers were who turned the dream into a reality. The “Gdud Ha’avodah” – the Labour Brigade – a dream and its failure. The Work Ethic. The lasting impact of the Second and Third Aliyah on Israeli society today. Elkind and his companions and the split in the Kibbutz movement of the 1950’s.
Subject(s): History of Zionism; Kibbutz
Vendor: Department of Information – World Zionist Organization

Pillar of Fire – Chapter 05 “The Most Peaceful Spot in the Middle East” (the 1920s)
50 min / Color & B/W HS+ / VHS / VCH00295
Who were the people who took part in the Fourth Aliyah? What was their influence on the life in Eretz Israel? Tel Aviv – the first Hebrew city . . . Is this “Altneuland?” The correlation between the rise and fall in immigration in Eretz Israel and the condition of the Jews in the world and the immigration laws of the U.S. The bloody riots of 1929 (the British referred to them as “the disturbances”) and their influences on the Jewish settlements in Palestine.
Subject(s): History of Zionism; Fourth (4th) Aliyah
Vendor: Department of Information – World Zionist Organization

Pillar of Fire – Chapter 06 “The Crossroads” (1929-1933)
50 min / Color & B/W HS+ / VHS / VCH00296
Haj Amin el-Husseini, Mufti of Jerusalem and the leader of Arab Palestinian national movement. Brit Shalom (Covenant of Peace), the Revisionist movement, the organized Yishuv, Brit HaBirionim – Jewish desperados. Various currents, struggles and violence. The murder of the Labour Zionist, Haim Arlozorov.
Subject(s): History of Zionism; Mufti of Jerusalem (Haj Amin el-Husseini); Haim Arlozorov
Vendor: Department of Information – World Zionist Organization

Pillar of Fire – Chapter 07 “The Gathering Storm” (1933-1935)
50 min / Color & B/W HS+ / VHS / VCH00297
The German voters lead Germany and the free world into the darkest period in modern history. Can democracy commit suicide? The Fifth Aliyah – who were these settlers and what did they contribute to the life in Erez Israel?
Subject(s): Rise of Nazism in Germany; History of Zionism; Fifth Aliyah
Vendor: Department of Information – World Zionist Organization


Pillar of Fire – Chapter 08 “Disorder and Revolt” (1936)
50 min / Color & B/W HS+ / VHS / VCH00298
The Lord Peel Royal Commission and the idea of partition. Did the Arab resistance movement in Palestine constitute disorder, riots or revolt? What was the reaction of British Mandate authorities?
Subject(s): History of Zionism; Peel Commission; Arab Resistance Movement
Vendor: Department of Information – World Zionist Organization

Pillar of Fire – Chapter 09 “Who’s Afraid of a Jewish State?” (1937-1938)
50 min / Color & B/W HS+ / VHS / VCH00299
“Tower and Stockade” – the period and the people (there are those who compare this period to the actions of Gush Emunim). The underground; the Haganah, the Irgun (IZL), the Stern Gang, the Palmach – the Jewish Forces.
Subject(s): History of Zionism; Irgun; Haganah; Stern Gang
Vendor: Department of Information – World Zionist Organization

Pillar of Fire – Chapter 10 “Trapped” (1938-1939)
50 min / Color & B/W HS+ / VHS / VCH00300
“Crystal Night” – the story of the St. Louis as a symbol of a lack of a Jewish Homeland. The White Paper of 1939. The beginning of illegal immigration (Aliyah Bet). Why were so many Jews blind to the coming extermination?
Subject(s): History of Zionism; White Paper of 1939; Kristallnacht; Illegal Immigration
Vendor: Department of Information – World Zionist Organization

Pillar of Fire – Chapter 11 “Soldiers Without a Flag” (1939-1941)
50 min / Color & B/W HS+ / VHS / VCH00301
The struggle to form a Jewish Brigade. Cooperation between Jewish underground and British secret services. First rumors of Nazi atrocities reach Palestine.
Subject(s): History of Zionism; Jewish Brigade; Nazi Atrocities
Vendor: Department of Information – World Zionist Organization

Pillar of Fire – Chapter 12 “The Final Solution” (1941-1942)
50 min / Color & B/W HS+ / VHS / VCH00302
The Holocaust as heroism. Massada on the Carmel. Reports on the extent of the Holocaust arrive; why was their authenticity doubted? The exchange of German nationals who were supporters of the Nazis for Jews holding Palestine passports living in Europe. These Jews had seen what was happening and confirmed the existence of the Holocaust.
Subject(s): History of Zionism; Wannsee Conference
Vendor: Department of Information – World Zionist Organization

Pillar of Fire – Chapter 13 “Heroes and Martyrs” (1942-1943)
50 min / Color & B/W HS+ / VHS / VCH00303
The Warsaw Ghetto revolt as a symbol for Jewish resistance during the Holocaust. Revolts in other ghettos, concentration camps, work camps and other acts of heroism. “Not as sheep to the slaughter.”
Subject(s): History of Zionism; Warsaw Ghetto; Resistance; Revolt
Vendor: Department of Information – World Zionist Organization

Pillar of Fire – Chapter 14 “The Forgotten Ally” (1943-1945)
50 min / Color & B/W HS+ / VHS / VCH00304
The Jewish Brigade – its establishment, aims and its part in the rescue of the Jews of Europe.
Subject(s): History of Zionism; Rescue; Jewish Brigade
Vendor: Department of Information – World Zionist Organization

Pillar of Fire – Chapter 15 “The Hundred Thousand” (1935-1946)
50 min / Color & B/W HS+ / VHS / VCH00305
The Jewish Resistance movement – a new era in the relations between the three underground organizations. Anti-Semitism in Poland after the Holocaust. The world and dilemma of Holocaust survivors.
Subject(s): History of Zionism; Resistance; Survivors
Vendor: Department of Information – World Zionist Organization


Pillar of Fire – Chapter 16 “The Struggle” (1946-1947)
50 min / Color & B/W HS+ / VHS / VCH00306
The Jewish resistance movement after the blowing-up of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem. The struggle between the underground movements. Was the collapse of the British Mandate in Palestine the result of Jewish underground actions, or the result of international pressure? What were the forces that caused Britain to take the Palestine question to the U.N.?
Subject(s): History of Zionism; Jewish Underground Resistance – Palestine
Vendor: Department of Information – World Zionist Organization

Pillar of Fire – Chapter 17 “The Tribunal of Nations” (1947)
50 min / Color & B/W HS+ / VHS / VCH00307
Behind the scenes of the U.N. vote on partition. The partition map is presented, which includes only one-fifth of the territory promised to the Jews in the Balfour Declaration. The debates within the Zionist movements on the partition proposal.
Subject(s): History of Zionism; U.N. Partition of Palestine
Vendor: Department of Information – World Zionist Organization

Pillar of Fire Chapter 18 “The Silver Platter” (1947-1948)
50 min / Color & B/W HS+ / VHS / VCH00308
The strange fact that the Jews and Arabs were at war with one another while the British mandate was still in force and the British army still stationed in Palestine. Jerusalem – the struggle for a capital before the birth of the state. The distribution of Jewish settlements in Palestine and the battles over free access roads.
Subject(s): History of Zionism
Vendor: Department of Information – World Zionist Organization

Pillar of Fire – Chapter 19 “We hereby Proclaim the Establishment of the State of Israel” (1948)
50 min / Color & B/W HS+ / VHS / VCH00309
The military capabilities of the Jews on the eve of the Proclamation of Independence. The Arab countries and the Arabs of Palestine. The vote in “Minhelet HaAm” (Jewish Agency executive) on the Proclamation of Independence. Why did the U.S. exert pressure to postpone the Proclamation? Contents of the Proclamation.
Subject(s): History of Zionism; Israel Independence
Vendor: Department of Information – World Zionist Organization

A Place to Save Your Life – The Shanghai Jews
22 min / B/W General Audience / VHS / VCH00455
The documentary is the story of the Jewish refugee community in Shanghai during World War II. It features interviews with survivors together with photographs of the Shanghai ghetto into which the Japanese forced the Jews, but which protected them from Hitler’s extermination plans.
Subject(s): Shanghai Ghetto; Survivors
Vendor: Filmakers Library

The Plot to Kill Hitler
93 minutes / Color General Audience / VHS / VCH00511
This is the film based on the July 20th, 1944 plot by high-ranking Wehrmacht officers led by Colonel Claus von Staufenberg to assassinate Hitler in an attempt to save what was left of Germany in the closing year of World War II.
Subject(s): Claus von Staufenberg; Adolf Hitler; World War II; Nazi Germany; totalitarianism; Docu-drama
Vendor: Social Studies School Service


17 min / BW General Audience / VHS / VCH00433
Two films showing typical life of Polish “shtetls” of the 1920s and 1930s. They depict the social relations of Jews and Poles living side by side during the pre-World War II era. (Film is poor quality)
Subject(s): Shtetl; Poland
Vendor: Alden Films

A Portrait of Elie Wiesel
58 min / Color & B/W JHS+ / VHS / VCH00194
Wiesel might have been a victim, but he offers his own existence as living proof of another side of life. He suggests that “every door opens another question.” In an interview with this 1986 Nobel Prize winner, viewers share an intimate look into the life story of a man, truth and a world that witnessed the Holocaust. Pictures from archives, family albums and original artwork by Samuel Bak are interspersed as illustrations. The video does not rely on extensive use of film from the concentration camps, but on the haunting voice and expressive eyes of Wiesel to tell a tale of sorrow.
Subject(s): Elie Wiesel
Vendor: PBS Video

Precious Legacy
30 min / Color JHS+ / VHS / VCH00044
A film documentary on the extensive collection of art and Judaica from the Jewish community in Czechoslovakia before it was destroyed by the Nazis.
Subject(s): Czechoslovakia; Art
Vendor: The St. Louis Center for Holocaust Studies

Prejudice and Hate: Georgians & the Holocaust
25 min / General Audience / VHS / VCH00427
Documentary testimony about the Holocaust as given by Holocaust survivors living in Georgia (USA).
Subject(s): Survivors; Prejudice
Vendor: Georgia Commission on the Holocaust

Prelude to War (Why We Fight, Part I)
54 min / B/W JHS+ / VHS / VCH00210
Documentaries in cooperation with the U.S. War Department, exploring why America joined the fight against the Axis powers.
Subject(s): History – World War II
Vendor: Simon Wiesenthal Center

Present Memory: Part 1: Changes 1920-1967
32 min / Color HS+ / VHS / VCH00003
This tape chronicles the changing environment of older Jews living in America – people from Poland and Austria, New York’s Lower East Side, settlers in Palestine. Their memories reveal the way Jews saw themselves in the past. In their experiences of seventy years are the events that reshaped Jewish consciousness – the Holocaust and the creation of the State of Israel. This can serve as a background to current attitudes and events, or as a trigger for discussions of ethnic identity.
Subject(s): Jewish Ethnic Identity

Preserving the Past to Insure the Future
15 min / Color & B/W JHS+ / VHS / VCH00217
This video deals with the most tragic victims of the Holocaust, the one and a half million children whose only “crime” was to have been born Jewish. We join visitors, young, old, Jew, Gentile, white and black, as they express their profound shock at the incomprehensible realities with which they are confronted on their visit to Yad Vashem. Current news footage of racist violence around the world juxtaposed with poetry and art work of children who perished in camps.
Subject(s): Holocaust – Children
Vendor: Ergo Media

Prisoners of War
30 min / Color & B/W HS+ / VHS / VCH00090
The creator of the Witness to the Holocaust Project narrates his personal experiences as a prisoner of war in Hungary and then in German POW camps from July 1944 to April 1945. He explains how his imprisonment, subject to the terms of the Geneva Convention, differed dramatically from the treatment of the Jews in the concentration camps. Includes his personal collection of photos.
Subject(s): Concentration Camp; Prisoners of War
Vendor: Emory University


The Psychology of Neo-Nazism; Another Journey by Train to Auschwitz
52 min / Color HS + / VHS / VCH00418
Four young, articulate neo-Nazis from England, France, Austria and Germany travel across Europe. In cafes, at rallies, and on trains, they talk about themselves, their love of Hitler, and their disbelief in the Holocaust.
Subject(s): Neo-Nazism; Holocaust Denial
Vendor: Films for the Humanities, Inc.

Purple Triangles
25 minutes / color General Audience / VHS / VCH00542
Documentary video detailing the persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses by the Nazi regime.
Subject(s): Jehovah’s Witnesses; Nazi Persecution
Vendor: Watchtower Bible & Tract Society of New York

The Quarrel
85 min / Color Adult / VHS / VCH00391
This story, set in Montreal, details the resolution of an old conflict between two old friends – one who abandoned the Jewish faith of his heritage and the other, an orthodox rabbi who started a Yeshiva in Montreal. Both are survivors of the Holocaust, and they nurse the wounds of both the Holocaust and of the fight they had the night one left Yeshiva for a life of worldly “freedom.” Fiction.
Subject(s): Fiction; Survivors; Religious conflict
Vendor: Apple and Honey Film Corp

Raoul Wallenberg: Between the Lines
90 min / Color & B/W HS+ / VHS / VCH00059
This film examines the political background against which Wallenberg worked, including the failures and the unwillingness of the United States to rescue Jews from German – occupied Europe. The film also traces the events which led to his disappearance at the war’s end in 1945 at the hands of the USSR.
Subject(s): Wallenberg; Righteous Gentiles; Rescue Hungary
Vendor: Simon Wiesenthal Center

Raoul Wallenberg: Buried Alive
58 min / Color JHS+ / VHS / VCH00038
Reconstructs the story of this young Swedish diplomat who saved the lives of at least 100,000 Jews before disappearing into Soviet prisons. Includes archival material showing the rise of the Arrow Cross Nazis in Hungary, footage of ghetto pogroms and death marches. Includes interviews with survivors who were saved by Wallenberg and with those who have reported seeing him alive after the war.
Subject(s): Raoul Wallenberg; Righteous Gentiles; Rescue
Vendor: Direct Cinema Ltd

The Real Julia
57 min / Color & B/W HS+ / VHS / VCH00352
Muriel Gardiner, an American psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, while a medical student in Vienna, risked her life working in the Austrian Resistance and helped scores of Jews and anti-Nazis escape to freedom.
Subject(s): Resistance; Austria; Women; Literature
Vendor: Altana Films

Religious Implications of the Holocaust
30 min / B/W JHS+ / VHS / VCH00103
Three religion and theology professors discuss the meaning of the Holocaust, how it represents a realization of the worst aspect of modern society, and how the world must learn to recognize protest against the denials of rights of any people and a means of preventing future holocausts.
Subject(s): Human Rights; Religious/Theological Implications
Vendor: Emory University

Remembering the Darkness: The Sarah Lichtman Story
28 min / Color & B/W JHS+ / VHS / VCH00249
This is the story of one woman’s struggle for survival under Hitler’s rule. Sarah Lichtman and her mother were deported to the Ravensbruck Concentration Camp and were later transported to the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp. Sarah’s younger sister joined the Jewish underground in the ghetto. In April 1945, Sarah and her mother were liberated. Her mother died one week after liberation. Her father survived Buchenwald.
Subject(s): Survivors; Concentration Camps
Vendor: Premeditated Media


Rescue in Scandinavia
55 min / Color & B/W HS / VHS / VCH00395
This video focuses on the courageous acts Christian rescuers performed in order to guide thousands of Jews to safety in Sweden. Narrated by Liv Ullmann, it recounts the role of the Swedish government and its citizens in providing sanctuary for Jewish refugees. It details the assignment of Raoul Wallenberg with the assistance of Per Anger, who were credited with saving the lives of 100,000 Hungarian Jews. This video also tells about Finland’s Ambassador Max Jakobson and his role in the rescue program, and pays tribute to the citizens of Denmark and Norway who saved the lives of their Jewish countrymen.
Subject(s): Rescuers; Denmark; Finland; Norway; Sweden; Righteous Gentiles
Vendor: Documentaries International

Resort ’76 – Theater at Lehigh
120 min / Color HS+ / VHS / VCH00076
This play depicts how war reduces people to such a low level. It takes place in a ghetto where a group of Jews are in their hideout, fighting over a cat. Each one wants to use the cat for his or her own benefit. As one of the group states, “When one is treated like an animal, one becomes an animal.”
Subject(s): Ghetto; Fiction
Vendor: Theater at Lehigh Allentown

The Restless Conscience
113 min / Color & B/W HS+ / VHS / VCH00400
This powerful and provocative feature documentary explores the motivating principles and activities of the anti-Nazi resistance inside Germany from 1933 to 1945. The film is a deeply moving portrayal of individual destinies, charting with dramatic power, passion and depth, the development of the underground resistance. This film highlights the tension between an individual’s responsibility to a personal ethical code and to a tyrannical political system.
Subject(s): Anti-Nazis in Germany; Resistance; Ethics
Vendor: US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Return to Historic Ghetto of Venice
60 min / Color JHS+ / VHS / VCH00070
Produced by Regina Resnick, this video tape discusses the origins of the Ghetto of Venice and takes you on a tour of the Jewish Quarter in the city.
Subject(s): Venice Ghetto; Jewish History
Vendor: Anti-Defamation League

Return to Life
60 min / Color & B/W General Audience / VHS / VCH00450
This is a documentary film about the problems faced by the 1-1/2 million European Jewish refugees displaced by the Holocaust at the close of World War II in 1945.
Subject(s): Displaced Persons; Survivors
Vendor: Ergo Media Inc.

Return to My Shtetl Delatyn
60 min / Color General Audience / VHS / VCH00408
Willy Lindwer and his daughter accompanied his father back to Galicia in search of his father’s shtetl Delatyn. Sixty-one years after he had left Berl Nachim Lindwer wanted to not only find out what had happened to his family, which had perished in the Holocaust, he wanted to see the house where he had grown up and again walk the streets of his beloved shtetl. Unique historic film of pre-war shtetl life, juxtaposed with footage of this emotional pilgrimage make this video very special. English and Dutch with English subtitles.
Subject(s): Survivor; Shtetl life; Galicia; Delatyn; Cracow; Lvov; Stryz; Bolechov; Przemysl
Vendor: Ergo Media Inc.

21 min / B/W Adult / VHS / VCH00010
Reunion documents the liberation of prisoners from Nazi Camps and describes the formidable logistics of returning Displaced Persons to their homes after the war.
Subject(s): Survivors
Vendor: Social Studies School Service


Revolt of Job
97 min / Color Adult / VHS / VCH00078
A WWII era parable of the biblical story of Job. The tragedy of a Hungarian Jewish family during the Holocaust is explored in this film. As the Nazis invade Hungary, an older Jewish couple adopts a young gentile orphan boy to survive them. Hungarian with English sub-titles.
Subject(s): Hungary; Fiction
Vendor: Simon Wiesenthal Center

Rhodes Forever
60 minutes / Color General Audience / VHS / VCH00529
This documentary traces the story of the Jews of the island of Rhodes. Many of the Rhodes Jews perished in the Holocaust after Nazi Germany occupied Greece and its possessions. Some were able to escape to the Belgian Congo.
Subject(s): Sephardic Jews; Greece; genocide
Vendor: National Center for Jewish Film

The Righteous Enemy
84 min / Color & B/W JHS+ / VHS / VCH00287
A documentary that reveals one of the most remarkable yet little known rescue operations of the Holocaust: the active protection given by Italian military and government officials to 40,000 Jews in Italian-occupied France, Greece and Yugoslavia.
Subject(s): Rescue; Jews Under Italian Occupation
Vendor: The National Center for Jewish Film

The Rise and Fall of Adolf Hitler (Part I)
150 min / B/W General Audience / VHS / VCH00464
A comprehensive documentary biography of Hitler, detailing the career, motivations, and economic, psychological, political and social forces, and consequences of the Hitler regime.
Subject(s): Hitler; Nazi Germany; Third Reich
Vendor: Films for the Humanities & Sciences

The Rise and Fall of Adolf Hitler (Part II)
150 min / B/W General Audience / VHS / VCH00465
The second part of Video # VCH 00464.
Subject(s): Adolf Hitler; Nazi Germany; Third Reich
Vendor: Films for the Humanities & Sciences

Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, Part I: Rise of Hitler
30 min / B/W JHS+ / VHS / VCH00062
This film chronicles how Adolf Hitler and his political cohorts in the Nazi Party manipulated events during their country’s crisis to achieve power. The Third Reich is now only a painful memory, but the impact of Hitler and his short-lived Germanic empire cannot be erased.
Subject(s): History of Nazi Germany

Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, Part II: Nazi Germany: Years of Triumph
28 min / B/W JHS+ / VHS 16mm / VCH00063
Part II of the Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, narrated by William L. Shirer, deals with Germany between 1933 and 1939, when some 67 million people willingly permitted themselves to become puppets of their Fuhrer.
Subject(s): History of Nazi Germany

Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, Part IV: Nuremberg Trials
40 min / B/W JHS+ / VHS 16mm / VCH00064
Traces the trials and attempts to establish that those who conspire to wage war stand guilty of crimes against humanity.
Subject(s): History of Nazi Germany; Nuremberg


The Rise of Nazism: Terror and Tragedy
36 min / B/W JHS+ / VHS Filmstrip / VCH00143
This two part filmstrip returns to the end of World War I in Germany to set the stage for the emergence of Hitler’s party. Seen in part I is the German nation’s past. World War I subjugation conditions that left the door open for Hitler’s manipulation of the resentful German people. Part II shows events moving swiftly once Hitler is installed as chancellor. The Reichstag is burned; the Nuremberg Laws regulating the Jewish population are instituted; the Nazi government takes over the media and educational and economic institutions.
Subject(s): History of Rise of Nazis
Vendor: Random House School Division

The Road to Wannsee – Eleven Million Sentenced to Death
50 min / Color General Audience / VHS / VCH00409
On January 20, 1942, eleven million Jews were sentenced to death at Wannsee. In this compelling work we learn of Hitler’s political rise to power in 1933, the neutralizing of his opponents, his political aims, and his obsession with the elimination of the Jews. This video includes interviews with historians of the caliber of Professors Yehuda Bauer of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Eberhard Jackal of the Univeristy of Stuttgart. Dutch with English sub-titles.
Subject(s): Wannsee Conference
Vendor: Ergo Media Inc.

Robert Clary: A5714 – A Memory of Liberation
60 min / Color JHS+ / VHS / VCH00080
Clary, a star on “Hogan’s Heroes,” shows another side of himself – that of a Holocaust survivor. It shows him returning to the streets of Paris, the railway lines of East Germany, and the Buchenwald concentration camp to retrace his tragic odyssey.
Subject(s): Concentration Camps; Survivors
Vendor: Simon Wiesenthal Center

The Rose Garden
152 min / Color HS+ / VHS / VCH00290
Aaron Reichenbach is haunted by an event he witnessed during the final days of World War II: the murder of 20 children in a Nuremberg schoolhouse. Forty years following the Holocaust, Reichenbach finds himself on trial for assaulting an elderly businessman he believes responsible for the killings. The deliberately paced and haunting production raises questions about German culpability for the actions of the Nazis, bearing witness a generation after the war.
Subject(s): Nazi War Criminals
Vendor: Social Studies School Service

Safe Haven
60 min / Color & B/W JHS+ / VHS / VCH00152
Robert Clary, TV star and survivor himself, narrates this tape about Oswego, the camp to which approximately 1,000 refugees were brought in upstate New York, in 1944. Survivors of Oswego tell of their experiences during their months of detention. Author David Wyman is interviewed and tells how United States government officials knew what was happening in Europe and still remained silent.
Subject(s): Emigration; Survivors; Oswego
Vendor: PBS Video

Say I’m a Jew
28 Minutes / Color 7th Grade + / VHS / VCH00424
A videotape by Pier Marton about the children of Holocaust survivors, raised in Europe and now living in the United States.
Subject(s): Second Generation; Survivors
Vendor: Electronic Arts Intermix

Scenes From The Holocaust
10 min / B/W JHS+ / VHS 16mm / VCH00065
Searing testimony about the hell of the Holocaust has survived in sketches drawn by Jewish artists, who were among those sent to the death camps.
Subject(s): Artists – Concentration Camps


82 min / color & B/W Adult / VHS / VCH00447
A documentary about the work of Oskar Schindler and his role in saving the lives of over 1,000 Jews in Crackow during the Nazi occupation. The film features key people who were either saved by Schindler or who had close contact with main protagonists in the Schindler story.
Subject(s): Schindler; Nazi Ghettos; Crackow; Righteous Gentiles
Vendor: Social Studies School Service

Schindler’s List
3 hours, 17 min (2 cassettes) / B/W with Color Segments HS+ / VHS / VCH00420
The Steven Spielberg film presents the true story of the enigmatic Oskar Schindler, a member of the Nazi party, womanizer, and war profiteer who saved the lives of more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust. (With Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes)
Subject(s): Righteous Gentiles; Rescuers; Docu-drama
Vendor: Social Studies School Service

Schindler: The Documentary
78 min / color General Audience / VHS / VCH00463
This is a documentary film about Oskar Schindler, the industrialist.
Subject(s): Oskar Schindler; Righteous Gentiles; Crackow
Vendor: Films for the Humanities & Sciences

The Second World War
30 minutes / BW/Color JHS / VHS / VCH00461
This program considers World War I and its aftermath, when old empires were replaced by rightwing dictatorship in Italy, Spain, and Germany. It includes a segment that looks at new military strategies used in World War II and discusses why civilians became targets.
Subject(s): Fascism; World War I; World War II
Vendor: Insight Media

The Secret Life of Adolf Hitler
53 min / B/W HS+ / VHS / VCH00169
The rise and fall of the Third Reich told with actual footage, interviews with Hitler’s sister, a fellow prisoner with Hitler (before he came to power), and others. Unusual and seldom seen scenes of Hitler and the Nazis – including Eva Braun’s home movies.
Subject(s): History – Hitler
Vendor: Gould Media Inc.

The Seeds of the Holocaust
16 min, 25 sec / Color JHS+ / VHS / VCH00429
The video contains historical footage, still photos, background information and commentary by former NY Times editor A.M. Rosenthal. Also appearing is Holocaust survivor and author Elie Wiesel. (The video is part of a learning-packet also including various educational resource materials.)
Subject(s): Nazism – Origins; Nuremberg Laws
Vendor: Educational Media

September 1939
60 min / B/W JHS+ / VHS / VCH00216
Polish films show the peaceful sights of pre-invasion Warsaw. This tape shows the land invasion, aerial bombing and courageous Polish resistance. The invasion of Poland was the first act in a war that shaped the modern world.
Subject(s): Poland – Nazi Invasion (1939); History – World War II
Vendor: Filmic Archives

Servus, Adieu, Shalom: Jewish Life in Vienna
45 minutes / BW/Color General Audience / VHS / VCH00476
A documentary sponsored by the Austrian government depicting Jewish life in Vienna before and after World War II.
Subject(s): Vienna; Austria; Jewish Life
Vendor: Austrian Press and Information Service


570 min / Color & B/W HS+ / VHS / VCH00040
This film is an assemblage of witnesses: Holocaust survivors, Nazi functionaries, Polish villagers who resided near the death camps, whose testimony amounts to one of the most shattering human documents ever recorded.
Subject(s): Genocide; Nazi War Crimes
Vendor: Paramount Home Videos

The Shop on Main Street
126 min / B/W Adult / VHS / VCH00001
This evocative fable, starring Ida Kaminska, relates the tale of Tano, a peasant who is appointed the “Aryan controller” of a shop run by an elderly, half-deaf Jewish woman unaware of the Nazi occupation of their small town in 1942 Czechoslovakia. Tano, in an attempt to protect the kindly old woman from deportation, accidently kills her and hangs himself in remorse. In Czech with English subtitles.
Subject(s): Czechoslovakia; Fiction
Vendor: Jewish Media Service

Shtetl (Part I & Part II)
2 hours (approx) / color General Audience / VHS / VCH00467
This is an in-depth documentary analysis of the attitudes of Poles toward Jews in general, and the Jews who had made up about sixty percent of their village not far from Warsaw in pre-Holocaust Poland. The producer, Marian Marzynski, himself a Holocaust survivor, returns to his former village and interviews contemporary villagers and probes their attitudes. He focuses especially on a young post-Holocaust educated villager who has made a study of the village’s Jewish past, his special avocation. The revalations exposed in this unique investigation provide material for considerable thought.
Subject(s): Poland; Shtetl; anti-Semitism
Vendor: Log In Enterprises

Shtetl (Part III)
1 hour (approx.) / color General Audience / VHS / VCH00468 (See #VHS00467)
Subject(s): Poland; Shtetl; anti-Semitism
Vendor: Log In Enterprises

Sighet, Sighet
74 Minutes / B/W General Audience / VHS / VCH00440
Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel revisits Sighet, the town of his childhood in Transylvania, from where he was deported by the Nazis to Auschwitz with his family and the Jews of the ghetto in 1944. Wiesel movingly and poetically narrates the search of his past in a town that was a center of Jewish life but is no more. (Film is poor quality)
Subject(s): Sighet; Elie Wiesel
Vendor: Alden Films

Simon Wiesenthal – Freedom Is Not A Gift From Heaven
60 min / Color General Audience / VHS / VCH00410
The world’s most famous Nazi hunter reveals for the first time on camera his life story. Wiesenthal tells us of his youth in the Ukraine, his experiences during the war in various concentration camps, and of his liberation by American soldiers in 1945. Produced on the occasion of his 85th birthday, this intense documentary brings us up to date on Mr. Wiesenthal and his most recent activities. Dutch with English sub-titles.
Subject(s): Nazi hunter; Simon Wiesenthal; Pre-war Ukraine; Concentration camps
Vendor: Ergo Media Inc.

121 min / Color JHS+ / VHS / VCH00311
Based on a true story, this dramatization depicts how citizens of Skokie, Illinois – a small town with a higher than average percentage of death-camp survivors – became divided over an impending street demonstration by neo-Nazis. Among the issues raised are free-speech vs. social responsibility, reacting to racism, and becoming involved vs. remaining a bystander when confronted by a moral dilemma. Stars Danny Kaye, Carl Reiner, Eli Wallach, and Brian Dennehy.
Subject(s): Holocaust Survivors; Neo-Nazism; Docu-drama
Vendor: Zenger Video


So Many Miracles
58 min / Color General Audience / VHS / VCH00426
During the fall of 1942, in the Polish village of Pinczow, as the Germans deported Jews to the gas chambers, the Banya family offered to hide Israel and Frania Rubinek in their one-room farm house. Despite enormous risk and hardship, Zofia and Ludwig Banya, along with their young son, Maniek, sheltered the Rubeniks for 28 months. Interweaving docu-drama sequences with archival material, this film follows the Rubeniks on their emotional journey to Poland, and documents their poignant reunion with Zofia Banya, the peasant woman who had saved their lives forty years earlier.
Subject(s): Righteous Gentiles; Survivors
Vendor: National Center for Jewish Film

Sobibor – Tom Blatt’s Documentaries
102 min / Color General Audience / VHS / VCH00376
This video contains From the Ashes of Sobibor; Past and Present; 50th Anniversary of the Sobibor Revolt and a condensed version of Escape from Sobibor, the CBS film.
Subject(s): Resistance; Sobibor; Survivor
Vendor: Donated by Tom Blatt

The Sorrow and the Pity (2 tapes)
242 min / B/W Adult / VHS / VCH00013
Part documentary, part oral history, this film blends newsreel footage, propaganda shots, and interviews of people who were there into an account of the German occupation of France, the French collaboration with the Nazis, and the subsequent rejection by the French of what they had done. The film focuses on the citizens of Clermont-Ferrand, a small city located near Vichy, and also one of the centers of the Resistance. Without assigning guilt, the director, Marcel Ophals, introduces the active collaborators, those who went on as before, and the resistance. Judgment is left to the viewers. In English and French with English voice-overs.
Subject(s): Holocaust in France
Vendor: Prestige Film Corp.

Sorrow: The Nazi Legacy
33 min / Color HS / VHS / VCH00375
Six Swedish teenagers, two of whom are Jewish, journey to Auschwitz in an effort to try to comprehend the incomprehensible. A preliminary visit to Wannsee sets the stage for their pilgrimage. Yet, no amount of intellectual explanation of the facts as they occurred can adequately prepare the group for their own emotional reactions after having spent time in Auschwitz. They meet with a survivor of the camp. The pilgrimage comes full circle as the group returns to Stockholm and meets with Niklas Frank, the son of Hans Frank, a high-ranking Nazi official who was the governor-general of Nazi-occupied Poland.
Subject(s): Auschwitz; Wannsee Museum; Survivor; Nazi Mentality
Vendor: Ergo Media In.c

30 min / Color JHS+ / VHS / VCH00186
In 1938, thirty-two nations met at the Evian Conference to find new homes for endangered European Jews. Only one, the Dominican Republic, ruled by dictator Raphael Trujillo, offered sanctuary. In 1940, a group of Jews escaping Nazi terror found a haven on this Caribbean island. This courageous community’s story of flight and relief is told within the context of the joys and conflicts of contemporary life.
Subject(s): Evian Conference; Rescue
Vendor: Ergo Media

The State of Israel vs. John Ivan Demjanjuk
50 min / Color HS+ / VHS / VCH00193
Few trials have stirred as much emotion as the trial of John Demjanjuk, the retired Cleveland auto mechanic, who is accused of being “Ivan the Terrible,” the fiend who supervised the gas chambers at the Treblinka extermination camp. When Israel sought extradition of Demjanjuk from the United States, it was believed that the case would be clear-cut identification and punishment, if he were indeed found to be “Ivan.” Yet, this case became entangled in legal issues believed by most to be far afield of the basic question of guilt or innocence. This video was made in 1988.
Subject(s): War Criminals; Demjanjuk
Vendor: Ergo Media


Station of Sorrow
30 min / Color JHS+ / VHS / VCH00133
This film from France (with English subtitles) won critical acclaim in Europe for the haunting story it tells, a story which underscores the contemporary relevance of the Holocaust. The drama focuses on the new stationmaster at Bobigny. It was there that the Jews of Paris were herded onto freight trains that bore them to death camps. In a midnight encounter with a survivor who comes to mourn, the stationmaster learns that the mysterious sounds which wake him in the night are sounds of the roundup, echoing through the decades.
Subject(s): Paris – Holocaust; Fiction
Vendor: Anti-Defamation League

Stolen Childhood
30 minutes / General Audience / VHS / VCH00587
Three Holocaust survivors relate the changes they
experienced in their lives as children during the Nazi occupation. The testimonies are combined with
documentary film excerpts and photos from the time of the Holocaust.
Subject(s): Holocaust Survivors; Concentration Camps
Vendor: Yad Vashem

The Story of Chaim Rumkowski and the Jews of Lodz
55 min / Color HS+ / VHS 16mm / VCH00058
In order to facilitate the destruction of Poland’s three million Jews, the Germans forced them to establish Judenrats (Jewish Councils). Chaim Rumkowski appointed by the Nazis as the chairman of the Lodz Jewish Council, was responsible for the administration and all social services within the ghetto. Rumkowski attempted to turn the Lodz ghetto into an industrial center. Rumkowski’s strategy for survival was inevitably doomed to failure.
Subject(s): Lodz Ghetto; Rumkowski; Judenrat
Vendor: The Cinema Guild

The Stranger
96 min / B/W JHS+ / VHS / VCH00211
Following the end of World War II, a member of the Allied War Crimes Commission travels to a small town in Connecticut to track down a Nazi war criminal who is living under a new identity.
Subject(s): Fiction
Vendor: Zenger Video

The Suicide of a Camp Survivor: The Case of Primo Levi
72 min / Color Adult / VHS / VCH00342
This is the story of an assimilated Italian Jew, a chemist of no particular renown, whose efforts to survive in fascist Italy were finally thwarted when he was deported to Auschwitz, where he survived. He emerged from the experience a superb writer and a scarred man, who in his works sought to remember, bear witness to, and above all understand the human qualities that emerge on the sharp edge of despair. He survived the camp, burning with the need to tell how it was. Eventually he gave in to depression and ended his life. Italian with English sub-titles.
Subject(s): Auschwitz; Italy; Psychological; Survivors; Primo Levi
Vendor: Films for the Humanities and Sciences

Survivors of the Holocaust
25 min / Color & B/W JHS+ / VHS / VCH00005
This document features the moving testimony of Holocaust survivors and the children of survivors. Interspersed with their narration, which details their lives before, during and after World War II, are photographs and footage actually shot in concentration camps.
Subject(s): Holocaust Survivors; Second Generation
Vendor: Anti-Defamation League

Survivors of the Holocaust
70 minutes / Color General Audience / VHS / VCH00563
This is a documentary highlighting the work of Stephen Spielberg, the director of “Schindler’s List” in compiling and documenting the testimony of Holocaust survivors through the foundation he established for this purpose.
Subject(s): survivors
Vendor: Social Studies School Service


53 min / Color HS+ / VHS / VCH00235
Susan, a married woman with three children, tells of her horrifying childhood memories during the Holocaust. It has taken Susan years to get over the dreadful flashbacks of her experiences and discuss her devastating childhood. While she tells her chilling stories to the audience, a narrator occasionally supplements her stories using pictures that Susan drew as a child.
Subject(s): Survivors
Vendor: Kent State University

Teaching the Holocaust for Today’s World
21 min / Color & B/W Selected Audience / VHS / VCH00367
This video, made by the Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center, is a guide on how to teach the Holocaust.
Subject(s): Education
Vendor: Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center

A Teenager’s Experience (The Holocaust)
30 min / Color & B/W JHS / VHS / VCH00387
Holocaust survivor, David Bergman, only 12 years when the Nazis forced his family from his home, takes viewers along his “road from hell to freedom.” The video tells through archival footage and drawings, how he was separated from his family at Auschwitz, forced into labor at several camps, survived a harrowing train journey on which all but three died and eventually witnessed the German surrender.
Subject(s): Survivor; Auschwitz; Labor Camps
Vendor: Social Studies School Service

Terezin Diary
88 min / Color JHS+ / VHS / VCH00237
In 1941, the Nazis converted Terezin (Theresienstadt), an old fortress town near Prague, into a concentration camp for Central European Jews. It was the well documented intention of the Nazis to use what they called the “model” camp for propaganda purposes. In reality, Terezin was a way station to the extermination camps in the East, and the 140,000 prisoners who passed through the camp, including 15,000 children, lived in dreadfully overcrowded barracks, facing hunger, disease and constant threats of deportation to Auschwitz. At least 33,000 people died in Terezin. “Terezin Diary” tells the story of the Terezin ghetto and its children.
Subject(s): Terezin/Theresienstadt; Children; Czechoslovakia
Vendor: First Run/Icraus Films

Theresienstadt 1941-1945
22 min / Color & B/W JHS+ / VHS / VCH00177
A brief account of the Theresienstadt concentration camp that uses archival photographs, videos, and numerous drawings by its inmates, adults, and children. Amid the daily struggles to live, the inmates managed to preserve a rich cultural life that was used by the Nazis to deceive the outside world, most infamously during the June 1944 visit of the International Red Cross, into believing that it was a “model” camp. Of the 140,000 Jews imprisoned there during the war, only about 20,000 managed to survive the camp and subsequent transport to other death camps that many of them were forced to suffer.
Subject(s): Theresienstadt/Terezin; Czechoslovakia; Ghettos
Vendor: Beit Terezin

Theresienstadt – Gateway to Auschwitz
60 min / Color & B/W JHS+ / VHS / VCH00109
Survivors, who were childern in Theresienstadt during the war, tell their stories. The tape is interspersed with original art work and photographs. 15,000 children under fifteen years of age were incarcerated in Theresienstadt and only 100 survived.
Subject(s): Theresienstadt/Terezin; Children; Holocaust Art
Vendor: American Film & Video Assoc.


They Risked Their Lives: Rescuers of the Holocaust
24 min / Color & B/W JHS+ / VHS / VCH00318
Righteous Gentiles, who have been honored at Yad Vashem for saving Jewish lives during the Holocaust, tell their stories.
Subject(s): Righteous Gentiles
Vendor: Gay Block

The Third Generation
50 min / Color Adult / VHS / VCH00147
Three generations of Germans and Israelis actively involved in building a new relationship between individuals while trying to come to terms with negative and ambivalent attitudes.
Subject(s): Post-Holocaust Attitudes: Germans/Israelis; Second Generation
Vendor: The Cinema Guild

Thirty-Four Years After Hitler
19 min / Color JHS+ / VHS / VCH00141
This “60 Minutes” report documents the resurgence of Nazism in West Germany today. Included are sequences showing their activities: clandestine meetings, hatemongering street rallies, indoctrination camps for youngsters and military maneuvers using arms and armaments purchased from war surplus. Propaganda material is traced to a neo-Nazi organization operating out of Lincoln, Nebraska, revealed as conduit for funds from supporters around the world.
Subject(s): Neo-Nazism – Germany
Vendor: Anti-Defamation League

Through our Eyes – Children of the Holocaust
25 min / B/W JHS+ / VHS / VCH00075
Through poems, diaries and other writings, children give a first hand account of the Holocaust. Some of these children survived, others did not.
Subject(s): Children Survivors; Literature
Vendor: Zenger Video

Tiger at the Gate
20 min / B/W JHS+ / VHS / VCH00030
Explains the reasons for Hitler’s appeal and his rise to power, the developments that gave the Nazis popular support, and the means they used to broaden and consolidate their power . . . seen without benefit of hindsight.
Subject(s): History of German Nazism
Vendor: Films for the Humanitie,Inc.

A Time to Gather Stones Together
29 min / Color General Audience / VHS / VCH00364
This video follows a group of Jewish genealogists and Holocaust survivors who returned to the area of Poland and Ukraine known as Galicia. Their mission was to search for ancestral documents in State and local archives and to visit towns of family origin or places from which they had escaped the Holocaust. Tour director and noted genealogist Miriam Weiner, arranged for access to archives in Poland and Ukraine where tour participants did on-site research and obtained more than 100 copies of documents.
Subject(s): Survivors; Genealogy; Warsaw; Kiev; Lvov
Vendor: Documentaries International

To Bear Witness
50 min / Color Adult / VHS / VCH00039
Filmed at the 1985 Liberators’ Conference in Washington D.C., presents a series of interviews with the survivors and liberators of the concentration camps.
Subject(s): Survivors; Liberation
Vendor: Anti-Defamation League

To Mend the World
90 min / Color JHS+ / VHS / VCH00185
This tape expresses the horror of the Holocaust through the eyes of artists. It presents hundreds of paintings, never before seen publicly, by brilliant artists who are survivors of the Nazi concentration camps.
Subject(s): Artists; Survivors; Concentration Camps
Vendor: Films Inc.


Tomorrow Came Much Later
58 min / Color & B/W JHS+ / VHS / VCH00312
A group of high school students from Ohio join Holocaust survivor, Bertha Lautman, in a poignant and ultimately uplifting journey to the camps where the Nazis had interned her, and also to Israel, where Lautman felt she had been reborn, following her liberation. They also visit Nazi hunter, Simon Wiesenthal,in Vienna. The teens then discuss their reactions to the trip, noting that Lautman enabled them to humanize what had been dry facts, and to gain a heightened sense of experiences of those whom the Nazis persecuted.
Subject(s): Holocaust Survivors
Vendor: Zenger Video

Transport 222
30 min / Color Adult / VHS / VCH00345
This incredible film about the secret exchange of British-held Germans for Dutch Jewish concentration camp prisoners retraces the journey of two groups: Germans returning to a collapsing Third Reich, and dazed Jews making their way to Palestine.
Subject(s): Dutch Jews; Concentration Camp Exchange; Germans; Palestine
Vendor: Israel Video

The Trial of Adolf Eichmann
90 min / B/W JHS+ / VHS / VCH00187
This film is part of the “Witness to the Holocaust” series. This extensive testimony and evidence reveals Eichmann’s responsibility in the “final solution of the Jewish question.” It includes numerous eyewitness accounts.
Subject(s): Nazi War Criminals; Adolf Eichmann
Vendor: Zenger Video

The Trial of Adolf Eichmann
2 Hours / Color General Audience / VHS / VCH00591
This documentary video, hosted by David Brinkley, presents actual trial footage of the trial in Jerusalem of the Nazi SS colonel who orchestrated the “Final Solution of the Jewish Problem” leading to the mass genocide of six million Jewish victims during World War II.
Subject(s): Nazi Genocide; Adolf Eichmann
Vendor: Public Broadcasting Service

The Trial of Adolf Eichmann – 1961
16 min / Color JHS+ / VHS / VCH00431
The video contains historical footage, still photos, background information and insightful commentary from interviews with NY Times reporter Ralph Blumenthal, whose reports on Nazi War criminals hiding in America were factors in their deportation and prosecution. Also appearing is Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel. (The video is part of a learning-packet including various educational resource materials for teaching about the Holocaust.)
Subject(s): Eichmann; War Criminals; War Crimes Trials; Genocide
Vendor: Educational Media

The Trial (Part I)
90 minutes / BW Adult / VHS / VCH00512
This is the first part of a 3 part video documenting the proceedings in the trial of fifteen SS guards in the Majdanek Extermination Camp near Lublin, Poland during World War II. The trial was held in Duesseldorf, Germany between 1975 and 1981.
Subject(s): Nazi War Crimes; Genocide
Vendor: National Center for Jewish Film

The Trial (Part II)
90 minutes / BW Adult / VHS / VCH00513
This is the second of three cassettes documenting the proceedings by the German government from 1975 to 1981 against 15 accused SS Nazi guards at the Majdanek extermination camp near Lublin, Poland during World War II.
Subject(s): Nazi War Crimes; genocide
Vendor: National Center for Jewish Film

The Trial (Part III)
90 minutes / BW Adult / VHS / VCH00514
This is the third of three cassettes documenting the proceedings in Duesseldorf, Germany between 1975 and 1981 of 15 accused Nazi SS guards at the Majdaneck extermination camp near Lublin, Poland during World War II.
Subject(s): Nazi War Crimes; genocide
Vendor: National Center for Jewish Film


The Triumph of Memory
29 min / Color & B/W HS+ / VHS / VCH00195
Non-Jewish resistance fighters were sent to Nazi concentration camps during World War II. As non-Jews they bear witness to the Holocaust and provide a moving reminder about the actions of the Nazis in Mauthausen, Buchenwald and Auschwitz-Birkenau. The film is narrated by Arnost Lustig, a Jewish survivor of Auschwitz and twice winner of the National Jewish Book Award.
Subject(s): Concentration Camps; Righteous Gentiles; Resistance
Vendor: PBS Video

Triumph of the Spirit
120 min / Color Adult / VHS / VCH00265
It is 1939. Salamo Arouch was the middleweight boxing champion of the Balkans. But when the Nazis occupy Greece, he, his family and friends are rounded up and sent to Poland…to the Auschwitz death camp. While the people of his village are tortured, hung, shot or gassed, Salamo is given a chance to survive. For the entertainment of the SS officers, he must fight against a fellow inmate. The fight is over only when the loser can no longer stand. The winner will live to fight again. Salamo fights so that he can live, always wondering if he can save his father, friends and his soul. Every time he wins, his opponent dies in the gas showers.
Subject(s): Greece; War Crimes; Auschwitz; Fiction
Vendor: Social Studies School Service

Triumph of the Will
110 min / B/W JHS+ / VHS / VCH00002
Leni Riefenstahl’s film of the Sixth Nazi Party Congress at Nuremberg in 1934. A masterpiece of Nazi propaganda, it provides a fascinating psychological study of the Nazi leaders in action. Told visually with very little dialogue. Speeches by Hitler and others are in German with no subtitles.
Subject(s): Nazi Propaganda
Vendor: Social Studies School Service

“The Truth Shall Make Us Free”
51 minutes / Color 9th Grade+ / VHS / VCH00538
This is a documentary about Michael Schmidt, who posed as a German neo-Nazi to infiltrate into present-day German neo-Nazi hate groups. It provides a shocking close-up view of the activities of these groups inside present-day Germany.
Subject(s): Neo-Nazism; Germany; prejudice
Vendor: Filmakers Library

Tsvi Nussbaum – A Boy From Warsaw
50 min / B/W JHS+ / VHS / VCH00251
A haunting photograph, one of the most famous of the Nazi era, of a young Jewish boy with his hands raised as an SS officer aims his machine gun at him, provides the interpretive framework for exploring the boy’s history. The boy’s serpentine journey takes him from his birth in Palestine to the events that led to and followed the scene depicted in the picture. The boy survives and eventually emigrates to the New York area where he ends up becoming a physician. The film invites alternative interpretations of the photograph, its pedigree and meaning.
Subject(s): Children; Warsaw Ghetto
Vendor: MTV Finland

Ugly Face of Freedom (CBS 60 Minutes)
15 min / Color Adult / VHS / VCH00398
This video, a segment of CBS “60 Minutes,” shows Lvov today and the anti-Semitism that still exists. The film is interspersed with archival film footage. Simon Wiesenthal is interviewed as are some of the Ukrainians living there.
Subject(s): Ukraine; Lvov; Anti-Semitism; Simon Wiesenthal
Vendor: CBS Video

Under the Domim Tree
102 minutes / Color 9th Grade + / VHS / VCH00583
Film story about a group of teen-age survivors of the Holocaust living in a youth village in Israel and the inner problems they face.
Subject(s): Survivors; Psychological Problems
Vendor: Brandeis University


Upon the Head of the Goat
35 min / Color 5th Grade, 6th Grade / VHS Filmstrip (FSH 120) / VCH00121
Aranka Siegal recalls her childhood, telling the story of the Hungarian Jews and the tragic changes in their lives with the rise of anti-Semitism in Eastern Europe. Using black and white photographs from the period (1939-1944) and watercolor illustrations, the film depicts the five year period leading up to her deportation to Auschwitz.
Subject(s): Hungary; Pre-World War II Anti-Semitism

The Upstairs Room
37 min / Color JHS / VHS / VCH00107
When Germany invaded Holland, Annei de Leeuw and her sister are forced to separate from their family and go into hiding in a small, upstairs room of a remote farmhouse where they spend the next two and a half years. Imaginatively illustrated with watercolor drawings, this film vividly reflects Annie’s spirit of optimism, courage and humor.
Subject(s): Righteous Gentiles; Holland Under Nazis
Vendor: Social Studies School Service

Verdict for Tomorrow
28 min / B/W JHS+ / VHS Filmstrip / VCH00154
A well documented account of the Eichmann trial, narrated by Lowell Thomas. The film is based on the actual footage gathered during the Eichmann trial in Jerusalem and utilizes the trial as a reminder of Nazism and Jewish persecution.
Subject(s): Eichmann Trial; Nazi War Crimes
Vendor: Anti-Defamation League

Vienna is Different
75 min / Color HS+ / VHS / VCH00253
Against the backdrop of both the Waldheim controversy and the 50th anniversary of the Anschluss, Hitler’s annexation of Austria, this video depicts Austrians addressing a past that has been suppressed and denied. It depicts aristocrats, neo-Nazis, Jews, people on the street and Waldheim himself. Hitler boasted that he learned his anti-Semitism in the streets of Vienna.
Subject(s): Anti-Semitism; Austria
Vendor: Filmakers Library Inc.

The Visas That Saved Lives
115 min / Color HS / VHS / VCH00406
At 5:15 one summer morning in 1940, Chiune Sugihara, Japan’s consul-general in Lithuania, awoke to the sound of a low rumble outside. It was the sound of over 200 persons filling the crowded street outside the consulate. The consul immediately hid his wife and children, fearing the worst. It did not take him long to realize that those outside were Jews hoping to get visas that would take them out of the country to freedom. While American consuls throughout the neutral world were instructed not to grant such visas, Sugihara took it upon himself to issue an estimated 1600 visas. Japanese with English subtitles. Docu-drama.
Subject(s): Docu-drama; Sugihara,Chiune; Righteous Gentiles
Vendor: Ergo Media Inc.

Voices from the Attic
58 min / color General Audience / VHS / VCH00449
The filmmaker of this documentary, Debbie Goodstein is a second-generation descendant of Holocaust survivors. She describes her visit to Poland along with members of her family to the home of peasants who had saved sixteen members of her family from extermination by the Nazis during World War II.
Subject(s): Righteous Gentiles; 2nd Generation; survivors
Vendor: Social Studies School Service

Voices of Survival
57 min / Color JHS+ / VHS / VCH00282
Documentary of personal testimony of seven European survivors of Hitler’s “final solution of the Jewish problem.” 1) Background of the Holocaust. 2) The First Stages. 3) The Camps. 4) The Final Stage and the Aftermath.
Subject(s): Survivors; Holocaust-History
Vendor: Suncoast Media, Inc.


Voyage of the Damned (2 Parts)
182 min / Color JHS+ / VHS / VCH00022
Based on a true incident just prior to World War II, this drama tells of a shipload of 937 German Jewish refugees aboard the St. Louis that set off for Cuba. When permission to disembark in Havana was suddenly revoked, the captain petitioned other nations to receive the passengers, but was refused by all (including the United States). It became clear to the passengers that they were victims of a cruel Nazi propaganda scheme to show the world that Jews were not welcome anywhere. The film’s focus is on the personal lives of several passengers, most of whom were fated to return to German concentration camps.
Subject(s): Emigration; Escape Attempts; fiction
Vendor: Magnetic Video Industrial Park

Voyage of the St. Louis
52 Minutes / B/W General Audience / VHS / VCH00471
A documentary about the German ocean liner which carried 917 Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany to Cuba in the summer of 1939. The story of the revoking of their entry visas by the Cuban dictator, the subsequent denial of the U.S. to grant them asylum, and the eventual death of three-quarters of the passengers in Nazi death-camps make this a compelling historical account.
Subject(s): rescue; refugees; United States; Cuba
Vendor: The National Center for Jewish Film

Waldheim: A Commission of Inquiry
155 min / Color HS+ / VHS / VCH00212
This tape examines the question of whether or not Kurt Waldheim participated in acts which were contrary to the international laws of war. The program presents a “fair and impartial hearing” into the charges against Mr. Waldheim.
Subject(s): Kurt Waldheim; Nazi War Crimes
Vendor: Social Studies School Service

A Walk through the 20th Century: “The Democrat and the Dictator”
58 min/ BW and Color 8th Grade and up / VHS / VCH00510
A part of his 20th Century series for Public Television, this documentary with Bill Moyers traces the public careers of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Adolf Hitler, and draws penetrating comparisons between them.
Subject(s): Franklin D. Roosevelt; Adolf Hitler; World War II
Vendor: Social Studies School Services

The Wannsee Conference
90 min / Color HS+ / VHS / VCH00153
On January 20, 1942, a conference took place in a suburb of Berlin called Wannsee. The entire meeting took ninety minutes, during which the Final Solution was voted on.
Subject(s): “Final Solution”; Wannsee Conference; Fiction
Vendor: Films Inc.

War and Love
112 min / Color JHS+ / VHS / VCH00250
This is a drama about two Jewish teenagers fighting against the Nazis during the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. The two are captured and sent to Nazi concentration camps. Surviving the horrors of the camp, they search for one another after the war’s end.
Subject(s): Children; Warsaw Ghetto; Fiction
Vendor: Simon Wiesenthal Center – Media Dept.

The Warsaw Ghetto
51 min / B/W HS+ / VHS / VCH00108
This film is based on a compilation of Nazi photographic records. It depicts the Warsaw Ghetto from its creation in 1940 until its destruction in 1943. It includes scenes of atrocity and starvation. It depicts the daily lives of Jews within the Ghetto and their struggle to maintain their culture, their religion, and their dignity.
Subject(s): Warsaw Ghetto; Nazi Atrocities
Vendor: Social Studies School Service


Warsaw Ghetto
20 min / B/W JHS+ / VHS Filmstrip / VCH00116
This tape, narrated by Theodore Bikel, describes the Holocaust and in particular, events which occurred in Warsaw, Poland in 1943.
Subject(s): Warsaw Ghetto; Resistance
Vendor: Jewish Labor Committee

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
23 min / Color & B/W HS / VHS / VCH00412
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the Ghetto Fighters’ House at Kibbutz Lohamei Hagetaot has produced this new video. Archival film footage, authentic still photographs and actual testimonies of survivors help us to understand that brief and courageous chapter in Jewish history. Beginning with the Nazi invasion of Poland, we are led step by step through the deportations, life in the ghetto, the formation of a resistance organization and finally, the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.English narration.
Subject(s): Warsaw Ghetto Uprising; Resistance
Vendor: Ergo Media Inc.

We Must Never Forget: The Story of the Holocaust
25 min / color JHS+ / VHS / VCH00470
This is an educational video aiming to dramatize for students the poisonous consequences of hatred and bigotry. Through the use of historic documentary footage outling the background of the rise of Nazism as well as of the horrific actions of the Nazi regime, and of testimony of Holocaust survivors, the video urges students to apply the lessons of the Holocaust to present day outbreaks of prejudice. (Includes educational study-guide.)
Subject(s): Nazism; survivors; prejudice
Vendor: Knowledge Unlimited, Inc.

We Were Marked With a Big “A”
44 min / Color & B/W Adult / VHS / VCH00399
This video tells the story of three gay Holocaust survivors. The name of the film refers to a yellow cloth with a big ‘A’ on it, that initially some victims were forced to wear around their legs. Later, when the marking system became more developed, all homosexual inmates were forced to wear a pink triangle. German dialogue with English sub-titles.
Subject(s): Homosexuals
Vendor: US Holocaust Memorial Museum

We Were So Beloved
145 min / B/W HS+ / VHS / VCH00050
This critically acclaimed documentary focuses on the contradictions that exist in the aftermath of survival. In 1936 filmmaker Manfred Kirchheimer came to the United States with his parents, German Jews fleeing Hitler. Assimilated into a German society that suddenly turned its back on them, 20,000 refugees left their homeland and built a solid, prosperous middle-class community in upper Manhattan.
Subject(s): Survivors ; Germany
Vendor: First Run Features

We Were There – Jewish Liberators of the Nazi Concentration Camps
35 min / Color & b/w Not recommended for below college level / VHS / VCH00402
This story is about the special relationship that developed between Jewish-American G.I.s and the survivors of the Nazi Concentration Camps. This video documents the experiences of Jewish soldiers on the front line of battle and how they came face to face with the horror of the Holocaust.
Subject(s): Liberators; Survivors; Concentration Camps
Vendor: US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Weapons of the Spirit
90 min / Color JHS+ / VHS / VCH00190
This film by Pierre Sauvage tells the true story of a small French village which managed to save 5,000 Jews from the Holocaust. The village is Le Chambon-sur-Lignon in central France whose inhabitants are descendants of Protestants who were heavily persecuted in previous centuries. They decided to resist evil with “the weapons of the spirit” and managed to double the population of their community right under the Nazis’ noses. This is Sauvage’s personal story, as he was born in Le Chambon to Jewish parents hiding there. He returned there and interviewed the villagers.
Subject(s): Righteous Gentiles; France; Rescue
Vendor: Friends of Le Chambon (Pierre Sauvage, President)


Weapons of the Spirit (Classroom Version)
35 min / Color JHS+ / VHS / VCH00082
This video tells the story of a small French village which managed to save 5,000 Jews from the Holocaust. The inhabitants of Le Chambon, which is in central France, are descendants of Protestants who were heavily persecuted in previous centuries. They decided to resist evil with “the weapons of the spirit” and managed to double their population of their community right under the Nazis’ noses.
Subject(s): Righteous Gentiles; Le Chambon, France
Vendor: Anti-Defamation League

When I was 14: A Survivor Remembers
30 minutes / color General Audience / VHS / VCH00598
Subject(s): Survivors
Vendor: University of California Extension

The White Rose
108 min / Color HS+ / VHS / VCH00054
This film dramatizes the true story of a group of German students, the White Rose, who printed and distributed thousands of anti-Nazi leaflets during WWII. Both an absorbing suspense drama and a moving tale of courage, the film inspires the hope that a “White Rose” can grow even in a country silenced by fear and oppression. In German with English subtitles.
Subject(s): Docu-drama; Righteous Gentiles; Resistance in Germany
Vendor: Zenger Video

Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die?
90 min / B/W HS+ / VHS / VCH00071
Interviews and newsreel footage of action or lack of it taken by American Jews. It argues that more people could have probably been saved if a concerted action had been taken by the Allies.
Subject(s): Rescue; American Jews
Vendor: Zenger Video

Witness and Legacy
22 minutes / Color General Audience / VHS / VCH00543
A video concerning contemporary art about the Holocaust.
Subject(s): Art
Vendor: 27th Annual Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches

Witness to Genocide (The Nazis)
60 min / B/W HS+ / VHS / VCH00242
A devastating account of the atrocities committed by the Nazis against millions of innocent human beings in concentration camps. Contains graphic scenes of horrific and brutal crimes against humanity.
Subject(s): Nazi War Crimes; Concentration Camps
Vendor: Filmic Archives

Witness to the Holocaust (7 segments)
10-15 min each / B/W General Audience / VHS / VCH00006
Each 10-15 minute segment covers a different aspect of the Holocaust, from the rise of the Nazis through liberation.
Subject(s): Holocaust
Vendor: The Cinema Guild

The Witnesses
60 min / Color & B/W HS+ / VHS / VCH00131
Compiled from footage taken by the Germans in the Warsaw Ghetto between 1940 and 1943. This film documents the suffering of 600,000 Jews, all but 500 of whom died at the hands of the Nazis. Jews are shown attempting to maintain their religious practices, educate their young, and survive. Survivors tell of their experiences.
Subject(s): Warsaw Ghetto; spiritual resistance; survivors
Vendor: Jewish Media Service


Witnesses: Anti-Semitism in Poland – 1946
26 min / Color & B/W HS+ / VHS / VCH00202
July 4, 1946, Kielce, Poland. It had been a year since the war had ended. Jewish survivors had returned to their lives. On that day 42 Jews were killed and many more wounded because of a rumor that Jews were killing Christian children for their blood. This forgotten episode is chillingly retold by the Polish people who were there. “Witnesses” was filmed in secret in the locations where the massacre took place. Polish with English sub-titles and voice over.
Subject(s): Kielce Massacre; Survivors; Post World War II Anti-Semitism
Vendor: Filmmakers Library, Inc.

Woebbelin, Ohrdruf, Gunskirchen Lager
30 min / B/W HS+ / VHS / VCH00093
This video, which is part of the “Witness to the Holocaust” series at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, has archival film footage along with eye witness testimony.
Subject(s): Concentration Camp
Vendor: Emory University

Woebbelin, Witness to the Holocaust Project
30 min / B/W HS+ / VHS / VCH00102
This video includes slides taken by soldiers when they liberated the camps. Chaplain Albert C. Wildman gives eyewitness testimony.
Subject(s): Concentration Camps
Vendor: Emory University

The World of Anne Frank
28 min / color General Audience / VHS / VCH00448
A docu-drama about the Anne Frank story. It includes interviews with Anne’s father, Otto Frank and those who risked their lives to hide the Frank family in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam.
Subject(s): Anne Frank; Righteous Gentiles; Holland
Vendor: Social Studies School Service

World War II: Nuremberg Trials
54 min / BW General Audience / VHS / VCH00441
This documentary film highlights the evidence of Nazi war-crimes that was disclosed at the post-war trials at Nuremberg.
Subject(s): War Crimes; Nazi Post-War Trials; Nuremberg Trials
Vendor: Alpha Video Distributers, Inc.

You Are Free
20 min / Color & B/W JHS+ / VHS / VCH00037
This film focuses on interviews with five people who were present when the liberation of the camps took place. Interviewed are four Americans who helped liberate the camps and one woman who survived them. Included is rare footage of the camps from the United States National Archives.
Subject(s): Liberation; Survivors
Vendor: Direct Cinema Ltd.

Young Pioneers
60 min / Color & B/W General Audience / VHS / VCH00539
Commemorative video – the story of the rise and development of the “Young Pioneer” youth movement in the Subkarpathian region of Czechoslovakia on the eve of World War II.
Subject(s): Czechoslovakia; Zionist movement; Pre-war Jewish Life
Vendor: Avekta Productions

Zegota – A Time To Remember
52 min / Color Adult / VHS / VCH00349
This video is a story of moral courage evidenced by Polish Christians on behalf of Polish Jewish victims during the Holocaust period. The documentary shows some of the participants, both Christian rescuers and Jewish survivors, as they recount their actual wartime experiences in Poland.
Subject(s): Christian Rescuers; Poland; Righteous Gentiles
Vendor: Documentaries Internatl. Film & Video Foundation