Great Movies: The Darkening Skies: Movies about the Holocaust

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Anne Frank: The Whole Story
By Dornhelm, Robert
2005-04 - Buena Vista Home Entertainment
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The beloved, unforgettable true story is presented here as the complete tale, including her time in school before the hiding her relationship with her mother, and the budding young love she found with Peter Van Pels. …More

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
2009-03 - Miramax
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When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone wears striped pajamas. Unaware of the fate of those Jewish prisoners or the role his own Nazi father plays in it, Bruno embarks on a dangerous journey inside the camp. …More

Defiance  Defiance
2009-04 - Paramount
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 Daniel Craig stars as Tuvia Bielski, one of four Jewish brothers who escape from Poland into the forests of Belarus during World War II to lead a band of resistance fighters and create a safe haven for Jewish refugees. …More


The Diary of Anne Frank
2004-02 - Twentieth Century-Fox
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A 1959 film adaptation of the hit play based on the writings of Anne Frank, the Jewish girl from Amsterdam who hid in an attic with her family and others during the Nazi occupation. …More

 

The Diary of Anne Frank
2009-10 - Well Go USA, Inc
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The story of a young girl who had to go into hiding during World War II for being different. Anne Frank's diary manages to create a truthful and timeless picture of domestic life in all its pettiness and normalcy, while never letting us forget the extraordinary threat of death that awaits the characters if they are discovered. This is the first authorized film based on actual entries of the real diary.


 

Enemies, a Love Story
By Mazursky, Paul
2002-09 - Warner Home Video
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A Holocaust survivor has three wives in 1949 New York. Directed by Paul Mazursky. From the Isaac Bashevis Singer novel. …More

 

Escape from Sobibor
2003-07 - Unicorn Video
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A Polish Jew, a Russian officer and a seamstress lead a 1943 mass escape from a Nazi death camp. …More

The Grey Zone The Grey Zone
By Nelson, Tim Blake
2003-03 - Lions Gate
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Based on real-life events. Chronicles a unit of Auschwitz's Sonderkommandos, a special squad of Jewish prisoners, who staged the only armed revolt that would ever take place at Auschwitz. …More

The Hiding Place
By Ten Boom, Corrie
2003-07 - World Wide Pictures
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Traces the life of Corrie Ten Boom, from the quiet years before World War II, to her work with the "underground" in helping to save the lives of countless Jewish families and her eventual arrest and imprisonment in one of Nazi Germany's most dreaded concentration camps.

 



The Pawnbroker
By Lumet, Sidney
2003-12 - Lions Gate Home Entertainment
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Memories of Nazi horrors haunt a death-camp survivor who runs a Harlem pawnshop. Directed by Sidney Lumet. …More

The Pianist The Pianist
2004-08 - Universal Studios
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Based on the memoirs of Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish Jew and brilliant pianist. Szpilman watched as his family was shipped off to Nazi labor camps. He managed to escape and lived for years in the ruins of Warsaw, hiding from the Nazis. …More





The Reader
2009-09 - Uni Dist Corp (Music)
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The Reader, set in post-WWII Germany, follows teenager Michael Berg as he engages in a passionate but secretive affair with an older woman named Hanna (Winslet). Eight years after Hannas disappearance, Michael is stunned to discover her again as she stands on trial for Nazi war crimes. The Reader is a haunting story about truth and reconciliation and how one generation comes to terms with the crimes of another. …More

Schindler's List


Schindler's List
2004-03 - Universal Studios Home Video
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Steven Spielberg's greatest film. Schindler's List, based on the book by Thomas Keneally, tells the true story about a Nazi industrialist who saved more than 1,000 Jews from certain death in concentration camps during World War II. …More

Sophie's Choice
By Pakula, Alan J.
2005-02 - Lions Gate Home Entertainment
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A Southern writer lives in Brooklyn with an Auschwitz survivor and her mad lover. Directed by Alan J. Pakula. From the William Styron novel. Best actress Oscar for Streep. …More