Films about the Holocaust

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The Pianist (2002)
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A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II. (150 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
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50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. And Mrs. Kraus (2013 Documentary)
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In the spring of 1939, Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus embarked on a risky and unlikely mission. Traveling into the heart of Nazi Germany, they rescued 50 Jewish children from Vienna and brought them to the United States. (62 mins.)
Director: Steven Pressman
 
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Schindler's List (1993)
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In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans. (195 mins.)
 
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Defiance (2008)
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Jewish brothers in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe escape into the Belarussian forests, where they join Russian resistance fighters and endeavor to build a village in order to protect themselves and about 1,000 Jewish non-combatants. (137 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
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Black Book (2006)
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In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance. (145 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
 
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Sophie's Choice (1982)
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After spending time with his new neighbors, an aspiring writer realizes they are harboring deep secrets that will forever change him. (150 mins.)
Director: Alan J. Pakula
 
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Life Is Beautiful (1997)
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When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp. (116 mins.)
Director: Roberto Benigni
 
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
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Set during WWII, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a German concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences. (94 mins.)
Director: Mark Herman
 
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The Reader (2008)
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Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial. (124 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
 
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The Counterfeiters (2007)
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The story of the Operation Bernhard, the largest counterfeiting operation in history, carried out by Germany during WWII. (98 mins.)
 
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Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001 Mini-Series)
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When the war began, she was only a little girl. When it ended, she was the voice of a generation... A compassionate and sensitive televisual portrait of the Holocaust's greatest diarist. (120 mins.)
 
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Inglourious Basterds (2009)
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In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same. (153 mins.)
 
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The Pawnbroker (1964)
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A Jewish pawnbroker, victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions. (116 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
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Paragraph 175 (2000 Documentary)
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Historian Klaus Müller interviews survivors of the Nazi persecution of homosexuals because of the German Penal Code of 1871, Paragraph 175. (81 mins.)
 
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Lore (2012)
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As the Allies sweep across Germany, Lore leads her siblings on a journey that exposes them to the truth of their parents' beliefs. An encounter with a mysterious refugee forces Lore to rely on a person she has always been taught to hate. (109 mins.)
Director: Cate Shortland
 
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Steal a Pencil for Me (2007 Documentary)
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STEAL A PENCIL FOR ME is a compelling documentary feature film by Academy Award® nominee Michèle Ohayon... (94 mins.)
Director: Michèle Ohayon
 
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Out of the Ashes (2003 TV Movie)
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Based on a true story, this heart-wrenching film follows the journey of Gisella Perl (Christine Lahti), a Jewish-Hungarian doctor who manages to... (113 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
 
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The Man Who Cried (2000)
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A young refugee traveling from Russia to America in search of her lost father falls for a gypsy horseman. (100 mins.)
Director: Sally Potter
 
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Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust (2004 Documentary)
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The history of Hollywood's handling of the Nazis and its later depiction of the Holocaust they perpetrated. (92 mins.)
Director: Daniel Anker
 
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Prisoner of Paradise (2002 Documentary)
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Documentary about Holocaust victim Kurt Gerron. (96 mins.)
 
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Harlan: In the Shadow of Jew Suess (2008 Documentary)
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Though almost forgotten today, Veit Harlan was one of Nazi Germany's most notorious filmmakers.... (100 mins.)
Director: Felix Moeller
 
22.
Forgiving Dr. Mengele (2006 Documentary)
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Eva Mozes Kor, who survived Josef Mengele's cruel twin experiments in the Auschwitz concentration camp, shocks other Holocaust survivors when she decides to forgive the perpetrators as a way of self-healing. (82 mins.)
 
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Surviving Hitler: A Love Story (2010 Documentary)
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A Jewish teenager and an injured soldier join a doomed plot to kill Hitler. They face almost certain death, yet luck and love shine upon them as they outwit Nazi terror and become the first couple married in post-war Berlin. (66 mins.)
 
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A People Uncounted (2011 Documentary)
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The Roma (Gypsies) faced annihilation during the Nazi 'Final Solution,' yet have been relegated to a footnote in history... (99 mins.)
Director: Aaron Yeger
 
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Bent (1997)
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Max is gay and as such is sent to Dachau concentration camp under the Nazi regime. He tries to deny... (105 mins.)
Director: Sean Mathias
 
26.
National Geographic Explorer (1985 TV Series)
Episode: Hitler's G.I. Death Camp (2011)
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The story of 350 American POWs held at a reclusive and secret concentraion camp administered by the Nazi regime. (120 mins.)
Director: Cara Biega
 
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Amen. (2002)
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During WWII SS officer Kurt Gerstein tries to inform Pope Pius XII about Jews being sent to extermination camps. Young Jesuit priest Riccardo Fontana helps him in the difficult mission to inform the world. (132 mins.)
Director: Costa-Gavras