"Docudrama starring Christine Lahti as Dr. G. Perl being interrogated by INS panel for US citizenship (which would determine whether she could practice medicine) and in flashback recalling her Aucshwitz experience with Mengele (Jonathan Cake, chilling) as INS evaluates her ethics. Beau Bridges as INS questioner. Based on Perl's book "I Was a Doctor at Auschwitz.""
"Superb documentary better to buy than only rent, as it should be shared, rewatched, shown to history classes, etc. Jewish refugees/displaced persons after liberation and the Holocaust-Israel connection, as well as the international reaction to the situation, British betrayal, etc. Warning: very graphic (living skeletons, corpse mounds, etc)"
"Suspense drama. Two men plead with Vatican to protest exterminations of Jews--a chemist SS officer (true person) who supplied Zyklon B for vermin, then saw it used for gassing Jews, and begged Catholics (& Protestants) to intercede, and a priest (fictional). Sickening detachment, infuriating indifference, conspiracy of silence. Subtly brilliant film, courageous in topic confronted."
"Documentary on martyred pastor Bonhoeffer in context of messed up Church that was mostly complicit with Nazis. Captivating quality production gives insight into past shame and heroics, while suggesting serious applications for today's Christians, individually and corporately."
"Adrian Brody masterfully stars as pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman in this dramatization of his survival story. While both documentaries and dramas are helpful, seeing the events play out in detail has a different effect than just hearing them recounted. Takes place in Poland and the cinematography is excellent. Won 3 Academy Awards."
"Partly based on eyewitness account by Jewish Auschwitz doctor, the drama depicts the uprising by the 12th of .13 Jewish Sonderkommando units (Jews who helped in extermination process by ushering into gas chambers, etc), who destroyed almost 1/2 of Auschwitz ovens."
"Docu-drama about Sophie, her brother and others in the White Rose movement, who got busted distributing resistance leaflets and maintained their integrity, not betraying their conscience avoid execution. Some Christian themes (Sophie was Protestant), but little explicit that'd be offensive or even noticed by nonChristian viewers."
"Rather existentialist (sort of like a cross between Kafka's "The Trial" and, more especially, Camus' "The Stranger"), this based-on-true-story drama follows a Hungarian teen sent to the concentration camps and his return to Hungary."
"Drama of the last days of Hitler, the Goebbels family, and others in his private headquarters. Largely based on eyewitness account from Hitler's secretary, it humanizes Hitler too much--neglects his antiJewish remarks in will dictated to secretary, for ex. Blood, amputating of body parts, some nudity."
"Documentary of Hitler's secretary being interviewed sharing her recollections about her experience--her naivete, Hitler's human side, the shock of truth, and her later regret. Filmed shortly before her death; no archival footage."
"Documentary about White, Protestant, rural Tennessee community's middle school simple awareness-raising Holocaust Project gone huge--collected clips as symbols of victims, with clips accompanied by stories, Holocaust survivors visit, a boxcar memorial is set up. Healing."
"(A Spielberg/Survivors of Shoah movie)1996 pilgrimage/reunion and pre-war reflections of 50 Jews who were from the last Jewish school in Berlin to be shut down.(Also, "Survivors of the Holocaust"VHS )"