In five autobiographical essays, Amery describes his survival- mental, moral, and physical- through the
enormity of the Holocaust. This masterful record of introspection tells of a young Viennese intellectual's
fervent vision of human nature and the betrayal of that vision.
In this novel, Bruno is bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called "Out-With" in
1942. The son of a Nazi officer, Bruno befriends a boy in striped pajamas who lives behind a wire fence. Includes two Teacher Resources.
A judge at the International Court in The Hague who was rescued from Auschwitz at the age of eleven presents the story of his extraordinary journey from the horrors of Nazism to an investigation of modern-day genocide.
This book elucidates how the prewar ordinary town of Auschwitz became Germany's most lethal killing site step by step and in stages: a transformation wrought by human beings, mostly German and mostly male.
Moshe Wisniak, a poor Polish Jew, uses his physical strength and cleverness, plus luck, to help him survive the horrors he is subjected to in the concentration camps of World War II. Based on the life of Moshe
The Nazis allow the talented young conductor, Raphael Schacter, to assemble an orchestra. Like a man
possessed, he organizes the shattered ghetto prisoners to perform Verdi's Requiem, magnificent music of death and hope, because it captures the fate of his people.
When the Nazis invade Czechoslovakia in 1941, twelve-year-old Michael and his family are deported from Prague to the Terezin concentration camp where his mother's will and ingenuity keep them from being
transported to Auschwitz and certain death.
This absorbing and captivating nonfiction account (with never-before-published photographs) offers readers an in-depth anthropological and historical look into the lives of those who suffered and survived Breendonk concentration camp during the Holocaust of World War II.
This historical novel tells the story of fifteen-year-old Ruth who, after being released from Buchenwald at the end of World War II, risks her life to lead a group of children across Europe to Palestine.
With Soviet forces on the outskirts of Warsaw, the Polish capital revolted against five years of Nazi occupation, an uprising that began in a spirit of heroic optimism. Sixty-three days later it came to a tragic end.
Describes life in the section of Warsaw where Polish Jews were confined by the Nazis in the early 1940s, focusing on the final days of fighting prior to the destruction of the ghetto in 1943. Includes a Teacher Resource.
A street child, known to himself only as Stopthief, finds community when he is taken in by a band of orphans in the Warsaw ghetto which helps him weather the horrors of the Nazi regime. Includes a Teacher Resource.
Ravensbrück was the only major Nazi concentration camp for women. Located about fifty miles north of Berlin, the camp was the site of murder by slave labor, torture, starvation, shooting, lethal injection, "medical" experimentation, and gassing.
While this camp was designed to hold 5,000 women, the actual figure was six times this number. Between 1939 and 1945, 132,000 women from twenty-three countries were imprisoned in Ravensbrück, including political prisoners, Jehovah's Witnesses, "asocials" (including Gypsies, prostitutes, and lesbians), criminals, and Jewish women (who made up about 20 percent of the population). Only 15,000 survived.
Through the comments of two survivors who return to Auschwitz, the viewer sees the truth of the Holocaust and becomes aware of the dangers inherent in the growth of prejudice. Includes Teacher Resource.
Run Time: 30 minutes
"Originally aired on television as an episode of Secrets of the Dead , this film tells the incredible story of two young Slovak Jews, Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler, who managed to escape by hiding in a woodpile
for three days, then fleeing across enemy territory, determined to tell the world about the atrocities being committed b the Nazis at the camp."
Run Time: 60 minutes
The son of a German officer befriends a young concentration camp prisoner.
New to this edition are correlations to the national curriculum standards, public performance rights for classroom/educational use, a downloadable Educator's Guide, and additional exclusive content.
Run Time: 94 minutes
Based on the true story of Salamo Arouch, a middleweight boxing champion of the Balkan countries,
captured by the Nazis and forced to fight in concentration camps to save his family. Includes Teacher Resource.
Run Time: 120 minutes
Christopher Nupen's film portrays Alice Sommer Herz, a Nazi concentration camp prisoner for two years with her six-year-old son, suffering deaths of her mother and her husband in the camp, remembers playing more than 100 concerts in the camp and likens the experience, both for the performers and for the listeners, to being close to the divine. Alice feels music saved her sanity as well as her life and the lives of hundreds of others.
Run Time: 54 minutes
Takes a look at the 'show' camp at Theresienstadt where Nazis could deceive the outside world as to what was really happening to the Jews of Europe, as well as the prisoners themselves.
Run time: 53 minutes
Weaves together the music, art, poetry, and history of the children imprisoned by the Nazis in the ghetto at Terezin in Czechoslovakia from 1941 to 1945. This DVD also includes a second one hour documentary
The Journey of Butterfly: The Legacy, which tells the story of a reunion between survivors and members of
the American Boychoir and was filmed in 2001.
Run time: 62 minutes
This re-make film stars Robin Williams as Jakob Heym. While in a polish ghetto, Jakob creates fictitious
news bulletins in order to uplift the spirits of those with him in the ghetto.
Run time: 120 minutes