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A chilling, heartbreaking testament to the strength and suffering of the Jewish people and the courage and heroism of those who came to their aid. With beautiful narration by Orson Welles ... See full summary »

Director:

Arnold Schwartzman

Writers:

Martin Gilbert, Marvin Hier (as Rabbi Marvin Hier) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Elizabeth Taylor ... Narrator (voice)
Orson Welles ... Narrator (voice)
Simon Wiesenthal Simon Wiesenthal ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Neville Chamberlain ... Himself (archive footage)
Winston Churchill ... Himself (archive footage)
Dwight D. Eisenhower ... Himself (archive footage)
Joseph Goebbels ... Himself (archive footage) (as Josef Goebbels)
Hermann Göring ... Himself - at Nuremberg Trials (archive footage)
Rudolf Hess Rudolf Hess ... Himself (archive footage)
Heinrich Himmler Heinrich Himmler ... Himself (archive footage)
Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage)
Ralph Metcalfe Ralph Metcalfe ... Himself - in 100m Final at the 1936 Olympics (archive footage)
Martinus Osendarp Martinus Osendarp ... Himself - in 100m Final at the 1936 Olympics (archive footage)
Jesse Owens ... Himself (archive footage)
Pope Pius XII Pope Pius XII ... Himself (archive footage) (as The Pope)
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A chilling, heartbreaking testament to the strength and suffering of the Jewish people and the courage and heroism of those who came to their aid. With beautiful narration by Orson Welles and Elizabeth Taylor the film begins by providing a look at the flourishing Jewish community in pre-war Europe and then traces their grim trajectory through the ghettos, camps, and prisons of the Nazi regime, introducing the lost victims and brave heroes along the way. Written by Anonymous

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PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 1984 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Genocidio See more »

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Production Co:

Moriah Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The film was originally designed to be presented in a multi-screen format at a Los Angeles museum, with one 35mm projector, two 16mm projectors, and 18 slide projectors. Only after completion was it reformatted to be shown in standard film theaters. See more »

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Narrator: Small wonder then, that the 9.5 million Jews who still lived in Europe at the end of the First World War looked forward with great hope to the new world, the world of Democratic Europe, the world President Wilson promised would be made safe for democracy.
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Featured in Trapper John, M.D.: The Wunderkind (1985) See more »

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Something not to be forgotten!
12 March 2000 | by Paul CartwrightSee all my reviews

A documentary about the 'Final solution' to the Jewish people in Europe in the early 20th Century. Filled with period black and white photos of mass graves, death camps, historical figures and period film, this film really captures the times - definitely not the brightest time for the Jewish people but as this film shows, there is always hope. Recommended for anyone wanting to know about the holocaust - something that did happen and should not be forgotten in this new millennium.


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