Night by Elie Wiesel: The Lessons of the Holocaust
Through Elie Wiesel's memoir Night, the reader gets a sense of what it was like to be a young person caught in the maelstrom of the Nazi Holocaust and the growing darkness that resulted in a never-ending night of prejudice, devastation, and death.
Looks at the life of Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara, consul to Lithuania during World War II as he defied authorities and wrote transit visas that allowed hundreds Jewish families to flee Europe. Includes home movies, photographs, film footage, and interviews with Sugihara survivors.
Complex social and political factors shaped Americas response to the Holocaust, from Kristallnacht in 1938 through the liberation of the death camps in 1945. For a short time, the US had an opportunity to open its doors but instead erected a "paper wall," a bureaucratic maze that prevented all but a few Jewish refugees from entering the country.
The story of the surviving members of the Viennese Hakoah sports club women's swim team, a world-dominating competitor in the 1930s. The club was eventually shut down during Hitler's reign, though all the women managed to escape capture. Combines historical footage and contemporary interviews to reconnect the women's lives and memories.
A charming but bumbling waiter who's gifted with a colorful imagination and an irresistible sense of humor has won the heart of the woman he loves and has created a beautiful life for his young family. But then, that life is threathened by World War II, and his beloved wife and son are threatened with an unthinkable fate.
Bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called "Out-With" in 1942, Bruno, the son of a Nazi officer, befriends a boy in striped pajamas who lives behind a wire fence. Based on the book by John Boyne.