Based on the acclaimed book "History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier," DENIAL recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt's (Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz) legal battle for historical truth against David Irving (Cannes Award winner Timothy Spall), who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. In the English legal system, the burden of proof is on the accused, therefore it was up to Lipstadt and her legal team to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred. Also starring two-time Academy Award nominee Tom Wilkinson, the film is directed by Emmy Award winner Mick Jackson ("Temple Grandin") and adapted for the screen by BAFTA and Academy Award nominated writer David Hare (THE READER). Producers: Gary Foster and Russ Krasnoff1
WHY DID THE HOLOCAUST HAPPEN? US Holocaust Memorial MuOn January 17, 2017 historian Peter Hayes spoke at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum to discuss his new book, "Why? Explaining the Holocaust." In his book, Hayes addresses what scholars know about the Holocaust, and answers important questions including: Why were Jews the primary victims? Why were Germans the instigators? Why did murder become the "Final Solution"? And, why didn’t the international community do more to help?
Editors Note: In December 1941, in Constanta, Roumani 767 Jews boarded the Struma for Istanbul in Turkey, apply for visas to Palestine, and then sail to Palestine. The Struma was unsafe and overcrowded, and lacked adequate sanitary facilities. Despite engine problems, it reached Istanbul on December 16, 1941. There, the passengers were informed they would not get visas to enter Palestine and, furthermore, would not be permitted entry into Turkey.
THEOLOGIANS UNDER HITLER Timeline - World History Documentaries 2018 (55.59)
In the days after World War II, a convenient story was told of church leaders and ordinary Christians that defied the Nazis from the beginning. Recent research has uncovered a very different story. Rather than resisting, the greater part of the German church saw Hitler's rise in 1933 as an act of God's blessing, a new chapter in the story of God among the German people.
This film, based on groundbreaking research, introduces the viewer to three of the greatest Christian scholars of the twentieth century: Paul Althaus, Emanuel Hirsch, and Gerhard Kittel, men who were also outspoken supporters of Hitler and the Nazi party. In 1933 Althaus spoke of Hitler's rise as "a gift and miracle of God." Hirsch saw 1933 as a "sunrise of divine goodness." And Kittel, the editor of the standard reference work on the Jewish background of the New Testament, began working for the Nazis to find a "moral" rationale for the destruction of European Jewry.
This provocative film asks: how could something like this happen in the heart of Christian Europe? Could it happen again? How does the scholarship of this period affect the church today? Does the church of today retain the ability to recognize profound evil?
HOLOCAUST FILMS on YOU TUBE
Wannsee Conference Movie (German with English subtitles. See also ‘Conspiracy’ in Trailers below) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYdIfOkpMos
Judgement at Nuremberg (1961) Prosecution of members of the Nazi party https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxxoHuKD7AM
The Diary of Anne Frank (1980) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qV9iv4r4pE
Life is Beautiful (1997) Jewish Italian father and his family sent to a Concentration camp https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDQ3YjX4j4o
Shoah (1985) 9 hour French classic in French/German/English the story of the Holocaust through interviews with witnesses - perpetrators as well as survivors. Part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JugpUcwQe3I Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rEAIG1jzbY
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005) The story of a student and her brother arrested by the Nazis for distributing anti-Nazi leaflets (Oscar nomination. Winner of other awards) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXtC08tWxqA
The Boy In the Striped Pajamas (2008) The child of the Camp commandant and a Jewish prisoner become friends https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iddalc2whgw
Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil (1985) Two brothers, one in the SA, the other in the SS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cq3FJqy7w1A&list=PLXP--KfaEF5DjVBLXdUxWkkrbP9nffvhl
Escape From Sobibor The mass escape of 600 prisoners https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9L0e3_6_0nw
Playing For Time (1980) Female prisoners in Auschwitz) are spared from death in return for performing music for their captors. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfBwTpRi_C8
The Relief of Belsen Belsen as the British fought typhus, starvation and their own humanity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atD-zqSpsNo
Twist of Fate (1989) An attempted assassination plot against Hitler sends an SS officer into hiding as a Jew (thanks to plastic surgery and false papers) in a concentration camp. After the camp is liberated, he joins the Zionist army in their fight for Israel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4itK3USShA
The Odessa File 1974 Following the suicide of an elderly Jewish man, a journalist in possession of the man's diary investigates the alleged sighting of a former SS captain, who allegedly commanded a concentration camp during WWII. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8GrU111BeE
The Relief of Belsen 2007 (TV Movie) With the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, safety did not come to its 60,000 prisoners right away. Starring Iain Glen, this award-winning movie recalls the actual events that transpired at Belsen as the British fought typhus, starvation and their own humanity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atD-zqSpsNo
Playing for Time (1980) (TV Movie) In World War II, the Jewish French musician and cabaret singer Fania Fenelon Goldstein is sent by the Nazis from Paris to the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. The guards take her clothing and luggage and they cut her hair very short. One day, when she is very weak, she hears someone asking whether any prisoner could sing Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly and she joins the group of musicians that have been spared from the gas chambers to entertain the Nazis performing music for them. She convinces the conductor Alma Rose to invite her friend Marianne, telling that she would be a talented singer. Along the years of abusive treatment, they survive but losing their https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfBwTpRi_C8
Lebensborn (‘The Spring of Life’) (1980) Czech (English subtitles) a little-known operation of the Nazi SS, started just before the outbreak of World War II. Through the careful selection and re-education of young women, it was the Nazi's mad dream to create an Aryan 'master race'. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdDDOFXPEqMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdDDOFXPEqM
Fatherland 1994 HQ Fictional historical account of what might have happened if Adolf Hitler had won the Second World War https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpvAdeAv8KI
It Happened Here -1964 The Story of Hitler's England https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89aL6ys1k9c
MINISERIES ON YOUTUBE
Holocaust: Stories of the Family Weiss (1978) .Directed by Marvin J. Chomsky - Starring: James Woods, Meryl Streep and Michael Moriarty.
"Holocaust" follows the tragedy and triumph of the Weiss family of Berlin and intertwines their fate as European Jews with the story of a German family, the Dorfs, whose members include a high-ranking Nazi officer. Uses the stories of these fictional families to portray the atrocities against the Jewish people from the 1930s to 1945
TRAILERS ON YOUTUBE
Die Wannseekonferenz (1984) A real time recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which leading SS and Nazi Party officials led by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich gathered to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question".
Conspiracy (2001) A dramatic recreation of the Wannsee Conference where the Nazi Final Solution phase of the Holocaust was devised. (See Wannsee Conference Movie video above)
Voyage of the Damned The MS St. Louis was a German ocean liner with 908 Jewish refugees from Germany denied entry to Cuba, Canada, and the United States. Finally accepted in Europe it is estimated that approximately a quarter died in death camps. The subject of a 1974 book, Voyage of the Damned It was adapted for a 1976 US film of the same title and a 1994 opera titled "St. Louis Blues" by Chiel Meijering.
Denial (see Official Trailer (2016) and summary above. Rachel Weisz, Andrew Scott
Europa Europa (1990) A boy in Nazi Germany, trying to conceal that he is Jewish, joins the Hitler Youth.
The Pianist (2002) Polish pianist attempts to elude the Nazis
Night and Fog (1955) Film of still standing camps made in 1955
Schindlers List(1993) A Nazi businessman who shielded 1,000 of his workers from the Nazis
The Sorrow and the Pity (1969) From 1940 to 1944, France's Vichy government collaborated with Nazi Germany. Archival footage and 1969 interviews of a German officer and collaborators and resistance fighters from Clermont-Ferrand
Come and See (1985) After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet resistance movement against the Germans.
The Counterfeiters (2007) The story of the Operation Bernhard, the largest counterfeiting operation in history, carried out by Germany during WWII.