Good morning. It has been a somber month, I wrote blog posts on Holocaust documentaries. So this will be a list of the documentaries that were featured on this blog.
Anne Frank & Eva Schloss: Tale of Two Sisters - YouTube
Holocaust documentary, this documentary is about Anne Frank and her step-sister Eva Schloss. Their stories ran parallel to each other, their families both fled Germany when Hitler came to power, both settled in the Netherlands, they met each other young, both ended up in concentration camps. Anne died, Eva survived. Eva shares the story of the diary and her memories of the Holocaust. *Recommended for a high school classroom. Recommended for an independent study student.*
The Good Nazi - YouTube
Karl Plagge was a Nazi officer who tried to save his Jewish workers. When World War II ended, he was put on trial for his part in the Holocaust. Surprisingly, several Jewish workers came forward to support him during the trial. They told their story about how Plagge helped them survive. Plagge employed 1,240 Jews and managed to keep them safe while the Nazis exterminated Lithuanian Jews. *Highly recommended for a history class.*
The Secret Diary of the Holocaust - YouTube
In 2005, a school notebook was discovered. It was written by a 14-year-old girl named Rutka Laskier. The diary was discovered in the floorboards of her home. She was dubbed the “Polish Anne Frank.” In here she recorded the last few months of her life in the ghetto of Bedzin. She wrote about the atrocities that she saw, the hunger, and the physical hardships she endured. This documentary tells Rutka’s through the eyes of her half-sister, Zahava Scherz. *HIGHLY recommended for a world history class, no matter what age group.*
We Shall Not Die Now - YouTube
This documentary features the stories of the survivors of the Holocaust. They bring in historians to bring in context to what the Jews were facing. The Nazis rose to power and the survivors recall what happened as they watched what happened. Some managed to flee Germany, however, others were caught and sent to concentration camps. They talk about the systems in place that allowed for the easy transportation of Jews to death camps. *HIGHLY recommended for a world history class, no matter what age group.*
Prisoner Number A26188 Henia Bryer - YouTube
Prisoner Number A26188 Henia Bryer is a documentary about a Holocaust survivor. Her niece, Lisa Bryer made the documentary. Henia Bryer came from a well-to-do middle-class family from Poland. She lost her father, sister, and brother in the Holocaust. She survived four concentration camps and the Death March. She tells her story in this documentary. *HIGHLY recommended for a world history class, no matter what age group.*
Hidden Stories from the Holocaust in Ukraine - YouTube
This film was created by Sergey Bukosky and several Ukrainian students record Ukrainian Holocaust survivors’ testimonies. These survivors escaped execution. Others rescued friends and neighbors. These students recorded the survivors’ stories for the documentaries. These testimonials were recorded from 1994-1998. It was started after the filmmaker’s encounter with a book on the Baba Yar massacre. *Recommended for research purposes and as a back up documentary.*
Return to Auschwitz - YouTube
Returning to Auschwitz is the story about Kitty Hart-Moxon, a Polish English girl who was sent to Auschwitz. She survived in the camp for two years. After liberation, she made her way to England. After 34 years she returned to Auschwitz. She grew up in Southern Poland with a mother and father and a brother. They managed to escape the Nazis several times. Unfortunately, the Nazis caught up with them and it would change her life. *HIGHLY recommended for a world history class, no matter what age group.*
The Warsaw Ghetto - YouTube
This documentary features Warsaw Ghetto survivors and citizens who remember the ghetto. A Polish businessman risked his life to film the conditions of the ghetto. The Warsaw story starts with the war and how the citizens react. The citizens remember the war and how it came. The terror began right away for the citizens. What was the Nazi’s plan for the citizens of Warsaw? *HIGHLY recommended for a world history class, no matter what age group.*
The Silence After the End - YouTube
The Nazis tried to cover up their crimes. When the Soviets entered Auschwitz, they found four crematoriums blown up. The Nazis then massacred the people who ran the crematoriums. However, they did not get them all. Also discovered were manuscripts written by the crematorium operators. These witnesses and manuscripts would be a testimony to what happened in Auschwitz. *HIGHLY recommended for a high school world history class.*
The Crimes of the Auschwitz Doctors - YouTube
The doctors were central to the Nazi’s plans. They started the forced sterilization of the undesirables. Then they would move onto the selection process. Eventually, they would perform medical experiments in the concentration camps. Auschwitz was central to the doctors' experiment. The doctors would select the people who would live or die. Then they would select people to experiment on. They aimed to prove the supremacy of the master race. *HIGHLY recommended for a high school world history class.*
A Day in Auschwitz - YouTube
One Day in Auschwitz is the story of Kitty Hawks-Morrison. This is the second documentary featuring Kitty on this website. Kitty recalls one day living in Auschwitz. Kitty is determined to tell her story, no matter if people do not want to hear it. She shows the camp to two girls who were her age when she entered the camp. The girls ask her questions about the experience. *HIGHLY recommended for a high school world history class.*
Auschwitz: The Forgotten Evidence - YouTube
A US Plane was flying over Southern Poland. What the crew was filming was a new Nazi chemical plant, however, when the film was developed something else caught their eye. It was about seven miles away from the chemical plant. What they caught on camera was Auschwitz. They had captured these images completely by accident. The true horror of genocide was captured in one moment. They have filed away and forgotten. *HIGHLY recommended for a high school world history class.*
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