Customer Reviews

12
5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
12
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0

Your rating(Clear)Rate this item
Share your thoughts with other customers

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on July 30, 2000
Format: VHS TapeVerified Purchase
It's odd that Disney withdrew this video since it is perhaps one of the finest made about the Holocaust, particularly the difficult decisions that both gentiles and Jews had to make about their relationships after the Nazi anschluss with Austria. Unlike Denmark, which held no inherent animosity toward Danish Jews, the situation was not the same in Austria. There was far more pressure put upon Austrians to join the Nazis' anti-semitic frenzy, and many Austrians willingly joined in. This movie takes the situation to the difficult personal and family level. It is proof of that song in "South Pacific"--"You Have to be Carefully Taught" (to hate and fear)--is right on the money. The two movies complement each other perfectly, showing two different situations and how each of them ultimately evolved.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on September 26, 1997
Format: VHS Tape
I am a teacher of 7th graders and I have shown this movie to my students when we studied Anne Frank and the Holocaust. It was very effective in bringing the horror of that time period to life. The fact that the movie features two early adolescent girls, one Catholic and one Jewish, made it easy for my students to identify with these characters. I also appreaciated that this movie was not about blood and gore, but focused on the emotional costs of the build up to the Holocaust, how two young girls' lives were turned upside down and torn apart by the events of history. I think we live in a world that has become numb to blood and violence and gore, because of how much of it permeates the airwaves of our culture. This movie, I feel, reached below that numbness. I especially recommend the movie to 12 and 13 year olds. END
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on December 3, 2004
Format: VHS Tape
Vienna 1938 - The innocent friendship between schoolmates Inge and Lise creates tension between their families because Inge is Jewish, and Lise is the daughter of a high-ranking Nazi. With Hitler in power and World War II about to erupt in Europe, it's a time for fear and uncertainty for all. But as the persecution of the Austrian Jews increases, the girl's courage grows and their special friendship triumphs over discriminimation.

Emmy Award winner Ed Asner (Roots, Lou Grant) stars as Inge's grandfather with Oscar nominee Jane Alexander (Kramer vs. Kramer) and Stephen Macht (Cagney & Lacey) as her parents. This award winning film is a compelling tale of unselfish loyalty and courage - it's sure to become a family favorite!
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on June 11, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
It's been about 5 years since I've seen this film but I STILL remember it very well. I first saw it when I was 8 years old and had it on VHS. I had it until I was about 13 & watched it often, until someone taped over it. >:( Anyway, the thing about this movie, is the way it draws you in and forces you to feel the emotional trauma of the war. The fact that I could be interested in this type of film at 8, shows how it reaches out & grabs your attention and presents the tumult of the times in an uncomplicated way. Very touching, intriguing, interesting, & educational... this is about all I can say since I haven't seen it in a long time. It's good enough that I came to Amazon looking to buy it because I remembered how much I liked... but it's out of print :( Soooo I'm really hoping the powers that be decide to reissue it sometime soon.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on April 4, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
This movie has captivated me ever since I first saw it when I was in the seventh grade. Now a college student, I appreciate it even more for its truthfulness about the era and the story it can tell to new generations. I definitely recommend it to anyone who can get their hands on it... I'm only disappointed that it is currently not being produced, because I need another copy - I wore mine out!
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on July 14, 2008
Format: VHS Tape
This is a beautiful and moving story about friendship and the high price that so many innocent people paid. This story like others gives in-sight into just the type of things that had to be done in order to survive and it gives the viewer the rare ability to see a story of survival. What one friend does for another is truly amazing. Because as Lisa tells her priest.... not saving three people from harm.... must surely dis-obey the laws of GOD. I truly wish that this movie were available on DVD.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 30, 2007
Format: VHS Tape
This movie is such a touching story. It's a very personal tale of a world event. The cast has some heav-hitters. The young girls are great as well. I taped this off TV when I was a kid. Now, at age 30, I still watch it! It's good for all ages. A real tear-jerker. I can't believe it hasn't been offered on DVD!
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on June 16, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
my teacher did a novle studie on number the stars. we whatched this movie and compared it with number the stars. she also was trieing to get us to understand what hitller did to the jews
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on July 4, 2010
Format: VHS TapeVerified Purchase
Service was excellent. I requested having the film sent quickly for a showing to students and it was sent without delay. I also received a response from the person letting me know that my request was being honored.
The story shows how a friendship of 2 girls, one Jewish and one Christian saved the lives of the family, with the help of the priest. Good comparisons of each family and some historical perspective of changes in the 1930's and 1940's in Vienna. Excellent for school viewing.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 28, 2011
Format: VHS TapeVerified Purchase
This movie should be a required movie in history classes where the Holocaust is being discussed. It is a fictional story that introduces the struggles of the Jewish people in occupied countries during World War II. Every school library should have this film in its circulation.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
     
 
Customers who viewed this also viewed
Hidden in Silence
Hidden in Silence by Tom Radcliffe (DVD - 2010)
$5.85

Miracle at Midnight
Miracle at Midnight by Sam Waterston (DVD - 2004)
$9.97

The Devil in Vienna
The Devil in Vienna by Doris Orgel (Hardcover - Sept. 2004)
 
     

Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.

Your Recently Viewed Items and Featured Recommendations 
 

After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in.