The Holocaust & WWII

Across the Waters

About the Film 

Unsure of whom to trust, a Jewish musician and his family frantically escape by boat to Sweden from Nazioccupied Denmark, in this gripping, well paced story of survival and rescue, based on true events.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
95 minutes

Aida's Secrets

About the Film 

Long-lost brothers seek the truth about their genealogy in this intensely personal investigation of identity spanning decades of complex family history. The film reveals the trauma of displaced persons through a series of emotional surprises right until the closing credits.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
90 minutes

Alone in Berlin

About the Film 

Emma Thompson and Brendan Gleeson are an ordinary workingclass German couple who quietly and courageously wage a personal campaign of anti-Nazi resistance in this stylishly directed and affecting wartime drama, inspired by a true story of unlikely dissidents, adapted from Hans Fallada’s international bestseller.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
103 minutes

Big Sonia

About the Film 

A diminutive Holocaust survivor with an indomitable spirit dispenses life lessons in this warm and affectionate winner of two prizes at the Napa Valley Film Festival.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
93 minutes

The Children of Chance

About the Film 

In this family-friendly coming-of-age drama, replete with appealing performances by its young ensemble cast, a Jewish boy finds camaraderie and safety in the shelter of a children’s hospital in Nazi-occupied France.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
100 minutes

Dirty Wolves

About the Film 

Two sisters in a Nazi-controlled mining village in northwest Spain are drawn into wartime intrigue in this briskly paced thriller-melodrama imbued with supernatural notes and the folklore and splendor of rural Spain.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
105 minutes

Fanny's Journey

About the Film 

A resourceful young girl leads 11 orphans through Nazi-occupied France in this coming-of-age, family friendly drama bristling with suspense and poignancy. Based on Fanny Ben-Ami’s autobiographical novel.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
94 minutes

Germans & Jews

About the Film 

Germany’s torturous postwar reckoning and reconciliation, and eventual transformation, are examined through a series of incisive dialogues with everyday citizens, who offer an eye opening cross-section of generational attitudes on today’s Germany.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
76 minutes

The Last Laugh

About the Film 

Famous comedians (Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Sarah Silverman, Chris Rock, etc.) explore the taboo topic of Holocaust humor, in this stimulating and entertaining debate on the limits of comedy and taste.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
89 minutes

Olympic Pride, American Prejudice

About the Film 

Boycotting versus competing in Hitler’s Olympics, is the basis for this examination of the complex racial politics of the 1936 Summer Games, as experienced by the trailblazing but largely forgotten athletes most impacted.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
82 minutes

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