Holocaust

Power (1934)
Prelude
Criticism of anti-Semitism which got the film censored in several countries because of the power of the Nazis
The Eternal Jew (1940)
Prelude
Nazi film stressing anti-Semitism in Württemberg (not to be confused with the earlier British film that was supposedly against anti-Semitism)
Europa, Europa (1990)
Prelude
Anti-Semitism in Germany
Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)
Prelude
Anti-Semitism in USA
The Shop on Main Street (1965)
Prelude
Czechoslovakian film about anti-Semitism
The Commissar (1967)
Prelude
Anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union
The Fixer (1968)
Prelude
The time of the pogroms in Russia helps lead to a false accusation of murder against an innocent Jewish man
Levins Mühle (1980)
Prelude
East German film about anti-Semitism
Holocaust (1978)
Prelude
Meryl Streep; family members suffer extermination under Anti-Semetic Nazi Law until only one son remains
Sunshine (1999)
Prelude
Three generations of Hungarian Jews from c. 1900 to the 1956 Hungarian Revolution
Glamour (2000)
Prelude
Three generations of a Jewish family in Hungary through Nazi tyranny, communism, and economic hardship
Hideg napok (1966)
Prelude
Anti-Semitism in Hungary (massacre of Jewish and Serbian people of Novi Sad in 1942)
Jump! (2008)
Prelude
Anti-Semitism in the 1928 murder trial of famous and innocent photographer Phillippe Halsman in Austria
The Cremator (1969)
Prelude
In Czechoslovakia a friend of a cremator convinces Kopfrkingl to emphasize his supposedly German heritage, to send his son to German school & to distance himself from his half-Jewish wife
The Revolt Of Job (1983)
Prelude
A childless, elderly Jewish couple adopt a Christian boy and are determined to pass on their spiritual heritage and worldly goods to him, even with the Holocaust looming over.
Miss Arizona (1988)
Prelude
1930s, mother & son go to Budapest to Italy & back to Budapest where she and an Italian man build the successful Arizona Club; the son and the Italian man are at least half-Jews and soon their futures are put in real danger from the Nazis (in English, Italian and Spanish)
Conspiracy (2001)
Planning
Banal, but downright evil at the same time; the design of the implementation of the Holocaust
The Wannsee Conference (1984)
Planning
Planning to implement the idea of a final solution
Sophie’s Choice (1982)
Auschwitz
Sad story of a couple hampered by mental illness and the Auschwitz experience
Fateless (2005)
Auschwitz
Teenage Hungarian boy is sent to Auschwitz, Buchenwald and Zeitz concentration camps
Out of the Ashes (2003)
Auschwitz
Concentration camp survivor Dr. Gisella Perl
The Last Stage (1948)
Auschwitz
A Polish woman's experiences in the Auschwitz concentration camp
The Truce (1997)
Auschwitz
Italian Jews returning home from Auschwitz after the war
The Piano Player (1999)
Auschwitz
The coming of the Final Solution to Hungary
The Relief of Belsen (2007)
Bergen Belsen
British military shocked upon seeing the conditions at Bergen Belsen
Nackt unter Wölfen (1963)
Buchenwald
Last weeks at Buchenwald before its liberation
Fateless (2005)
Buchenwald
The journey of a 14-year-old Jewish boy from Budapest to Buchenwald
The Ninth Day (2004)
Dauchau
A Catholic priest from Luxembourg is held in the Dachau concentration camp and yet gets a 9-day leave; what? why?
Pastor Hall (1940)
Sachsenhausen
German pastor Martin Niemoller thrown into Sachsenhausen concentration camp for speaking out against the Nazis
Escape from Sobibor (1987)
Sobibor
The biggest and most successful escape of Jewish inmates from a death camp
Korczak (1990)
Treblinka
Dr. Janusz Korczak runs a Jewish orphanage in Poland; he and his orphans are sent to Treblinka on August 6, 1942
Aftermath (2012)
Treblinka
A Polish-American comes to visit his brother in Poland and discovers a dark, ugly secret kept quiet by the villagers
The Pianist (2002)
Warsaw Ghetto and Uprising
Jewish survivor of the Warsaw ghetto uprising
Uprising (2002)
Warsaw Ghetto and Uprising
Uprising in the Warsaw ghetto
In the Presence of Mine Enemies (1997)
Warsaw Ghetto and Uprising
Struggle for survival during the coming of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
The Birthday (1980)
Warsaw Ghetto and Uprising
Life of a young man from Warsaw is greatly changed by the German invasion of Poland and the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
Jacob the Liar (1974)
Warsaw Ghetto and Uprising
Jacob uses story-telling to keep up the spirits of the resident of the Warsaw ghetto even if he has to lie now and then
Jakob the Liar (1999)
Warsaw Ghetto and Uprising
Starring Robin Williams
Samson (1961)
Warsaw Ghetto and Uprising
Man released from prison is imprisoned again in Warsaw Ghetto for being Jewish
Border Street (1948)
Warsaw Ghetto and Uprising
On one street in Warsaw there is a lot of anti-Semitism; WWII starts and the Jews are thrown into the Warsaw Ghetto; good Poles try to help the Jews, while others act like Hitler fans; uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto
Ninas resa (2005)
Warsaw Ghetto and Uprising
Nina spends three years in the Warsaw ghetto while the people around her keep vanishing
Akcja pod Arsenalem (1978)
Warsaw Ghetto and Uprising
Rescue of 31 prisoner being transported to the Pawiak prison by the underground Polish Home Army in occupied Warsaw
Jeszcze tylko ten las (1991)
Warsaw Ghetto and Uprising
A Jewish woman hires an Aryan woman to take her young daughter to the countryside until the war is over
In Darkness (2011)
Warsaw Ghetto and Uprising
A gentile Pole saves a number of Jews who sought shelter in the sewers of Lvov
Two Thousand Women (1944)
Other Concentration Camps
2,000 women are inmates in a WWII German concentration camp in France
Kapò (1960)
Other Concentration Camps
Edith, a French Jewish girl, is transferred from a Nazi concentration camp to a Polish labor camp where she becomes a Kapo in the camp
Rosenstrasse (2003)
Resistance
Early 1943, courageous German non-Jewish wives protest against the imprisonment of their Jewish husbands
The Grey Zone (2001)
Resistance
Revolt of the Jews who fed the Holocaust ovens at Auschwitz II - Birkenau
Hanna’s War (1988)
Resistance
Hungarian Jewish martyr Hannah Senesh executed by the Nazis in 1944
Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace (2000)
Resistance
German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer is one of the first clear voices of resistance to Adolf Hitler; he openly challenged his church to stand with the Jews; hanged April 1945
Sophie Scholl (2005)
Resistance
Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine
Invincible (2001)
Resistance
A Jewish strongman performer in Germany sees himself as chosen by God to warn his people of the impending danger
Closely Watched Trains (1966)
Resistance
In Czechoslovakia a young man ignores the war, the occupation and the resistance to concentrate on his personal problems
Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg (1990)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
Swedish national saves Hungarian Jews
Wallenberg: A Hero’s Story (1985)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
(2 DVD set) the hero saving Jews
Perlasca: The Courage of a Just Man (2002)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
Working with Wallenberg Italian fascist Giorgio Perlasca uses fascist credentials to save more than 5,000 Jews from extermination (in Italian only film)
Divided We Fall (2000)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
In Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia, a couple agree to hide a Jewish friend
The Hiding Place (1975)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
Corrie ten Boom recounts her and her family's experiences in a Nazi concentration camp at Ravensbrück, n. Germany holding mostly women
The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
Jewish girl and family hide from Nazis
Diary of Anne Frank (1980)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
Diary of Anne Frank (1987)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (1988)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
Miep Gies (Mary Steenburgen) aids Jewish refugees
Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
The story of Anne Frank hiding in the Netherlands from the Gestapo
The Diary of Anne Frank (2009)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
The story of Anne Frank hiding in the Netherlands from the Gestapo
Das Boot ist Voll (1981)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
Destruction of the myth of the Swiss "lifeboat" for the persecuted
The Aryan Couple (2004)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
Himmler makes a deal with a rich Jewish-Hungarian steel industrialist: his vast fortune for his and his extended family's freedom
Amen (2002)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
The decision of the Vatican to remain neutral on all political matters, especially the Holocaust
Au revoir les enfants (1987)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
A Catholic school in France hides three Jewish boys from the Gestapo
The Last Metro (1980)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
A gentile wife conceals her Jewish theatre director husband from the Nazis during the German occupation of France
Ghetto (2006)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
Saving the lives of Jews and others in Vilna, Lithuania in 1942
The Assisi Underground (1985)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
Rescuing Italian Jews from the Nazis in 1943 Assisi
Lacombe Lucien (1974)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
In occupied France, a young Frenchman is conflicted over his work for the German police and his Jewish girlfriend
Schindler’s List (1993)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
Rescues his Jewish factory workers from death
Edges of the Lord (2001)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
In Poland, Christians hide a Jewish boy from the Nazis
Esther’s Diary (2010)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
A mother's diary reveals the secret ties between two families, one Jewish, the other Christian, during the holocaust in Poland
The Man Who Cried (2000)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
Russian Jewish immigrant is endangered in a Paris, France dance troupe because of her heritage
Voyage of the Damned (1976)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
Jewish passengers unable to disembark
Varian’s War (2001)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
An American Schindler Varian Fry saving European intellectuals from the Nazis
Nowhere in Africa (2001)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
Jewish refugees establish a new life in Kenya during the Hitler reign
La Rafle (2010)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
French police help in a big round up of French Jews, night of July 16, 1942
Elle s’appelait Sarah (2010)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
An American journalist living and working in Paris, France stumbles onto a Holocaust story that touches on the French part of her family
Hidden in Silence (1996)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
A Polish teenage girl risks death by providing refuge for Jewish people
Lena: My 100 Children (1987)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
A woman adopts 100 Jewish Holocaust orphans, but then her problems of defending the children gets really tough
Defiance (2008)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
True story of three brothers taking on the task of defending a multitude of 1,000 Polish Jews from the German occupation force
Miracle at Moreaux (1985)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
A Catholic nun works to save Jewish children from the Nazis
Aristides de Sousa Mendes (2008)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
Portuguese diplomat Aristides de Sousa Mendes helps save war refugees fleeing from invading Germans
It Happened One Night (1958)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
A young woman doctor who in 1942, helped several Jewish children escape for the border to neutral Sweden
En dag i oktober (1991)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
Danish resistance helps 7,200 Danish Jews escape to Sweden
Underground (1987)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
A family hides underground for six years to escape the Nazi's plans for them
The Boxer and Death (1963)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
In a Nazi concentration camp, the commandant, a former prize-fighter, saves an inmate from execution because of his amateur boxing ability
Divided We Fall (2000)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
A couple in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia hide their Jewish neighbor at great risk to themselves
Haven (2001)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
In Nazi occupied Europe, Ruth Gruber risks her life to help around 1,000 survivors of the Holocaust to escape to the USA
Monsieur Batignole (2002)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
Batignole gets to take over the apartment belonging to the Bernstein family after they are arrested by the Gestapo; young Simon Bernstein escapes and returns to the apartment; Batignole decides to hide him
Conspiracy of Hearts (1960)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
In Italy nuns regularly smuggle Jewish children out of a nearby concentration camp
Me and the Colonel (1958)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
Just before the German invasion of Paris, a Jewish refugee tries to escape in a car and picks up an anti-Semite & his girlfriend
Hotel Meina (2007)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
Italy declares an armistice with the Allies (September 8, 1943) and the Germans take over, putting the Jewish people in the resort Hotel Meina under detention and fear
Father (1967)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
A heroic protector of the Hungarian Jews during the Nazi occupation
Bizalom (1980)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
Janos and Kata are forced to pose as husband and wife to hide from the Nazis where they face their own prejudices
Free Men (2011)
Saving or Failing to Save Lives
In Nazi-occupied Paris, a Muslim black marketer risks his life to join the resistance; he forms deep bonds as the Mosque smuggles Jews to safety
The Statement (2003)
War Criminals Escape & Search
War criminal Pierre Broussard escapes justice for many years because of an intricate web of protection, including the French clergy
The Debt (2010)
War Criminals Escape & Search
A woman and two men working for Mossad capture the Butcher of Birkenau and then the intrigue really starts
Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story (1989)
War Criminals Escape & Search
The Nazi-war-criminal-hunter and catcher
Kessler (1981)
War Criminals Escape & Search
Very cruel Gestapo officer sneaks out to a fascist colony in Paraguay, but anti-fascists come looking for him
Manhunt (2008)
War Criminals Escape & Search
The Klarsfelds pursue Klaus Barbie, the "Butcher of Lyon" to South America
Lisa (1962)
War Criminals Escape & Search
Chasing Nazi war criminals
The Truce (1997)
Aftermath
Italian Jews returning home from Auschwitz after the war
Landscape After Battle (1970)
Aftermath
Polish film about the after-math of living in a concentration camp on a young couple
I Love You, I Love You Not (1996)
Aftermath
A Jewish prep school student shares stories of anti-Semitism with her grandmother, an Auschwitz survivor (with Jeanne Moreau and Claire Danes)
Under the Domim Tree (1994)
Aftermath
1953 Israel has to deal with orphans damaged because of the Holocaust
For my Baby (1997)
Aftermath
A young man becomes his dead sister Hannah to bring his grandmother out of her constant grieving; his life is further complicated when his Texas girlfriend finds out that her father was a Nazi ( English)
A Secret (2007)
Aftermath
1953, a 15 year old gentile boy finds out that his parents and he are Jewish; the parents passed for Aryans to avoid the Holocaust
Skin (2008)
Aftermath
16 year old son of a Jewish father traumatized by the events of WWII, becomes a skin head neo-Nazi and in 1983 ends up killing a 13 year old boy
In Another Lifetime (2011)
Aftermath
Vienna, April 1945, an operetta offers hope and healing to both Jewish prisoners and their captors
Devil’s Arithmetic (1999)
Other
A young Jewish woman cares little about her Jewish heritage until she gets a taste of life in a concentration camp
Mr. Klein (1976)
Other
The non-Jewish Klein exploits the Jewish people in occupied Paris, World War II, only to be mistaken as Jewish
Look to the Sky (1993)
Other
Jonah, an innocent young Jewish Child from Amsterdam, tries to survive life in a concentration camp
Rotation (1949)
Other
Laborer for the Nazis quits his job after his Jewish neighbors are taken away
Distant Journey (1950)
Other
Czech Holocaust film about a Jewish eye doctor in love with a Gentile plagued by anti-Semitism
The Passenger (1963)
Other
On a cruise ship a former Auschwitz camp overseer thinks she sees someone who once was her prisoner (Polish film)
Bent (1997)
Other
Two gay men come to the attention of the Gestapo in Germany; the survivor of the two falls in love with another inmate
The Last Butterfly (1991)
Other
The Germans force a mime to help fool the Red Cross that everything is o.k. in Terezin, a town that the Nazis set up as a holding place for Jews who will be sent off to concentration camps
Me and the Colonel (1958)
Other
Just before the German invasion of Paris, a Jewish refugee tries to escape in a car and picks up an anti-Semite & his girlfriend
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
Other
In a concentration camp a German boy becomes friends with a Jewish boy with consequences
Rondo (2012)
Other
Father and son Jewish Refugees in England come closer emotionally as they learn their relatives died in German concentration camps
A Friendship in Vienna (1988)
Other
Two friends, one Gentile and one Jewish, are disturbed by Hitler's take-over of Austria
A Son’s War (2009)
Other
Prague, 1939, a young Jewish man faced by the Nazi occupation of the city, has to choose between his freedom and his mother
Gebürtig (2002)
Other
A Jewish virtuoso, is pressured to return to testify against a concentration camp leader, while a German newsman has to deal with his father having been an important SS doctor
Operation Daybreak (1975)
Other
Plot to kill the "Butcher of Prague" SS-General Reinhard Heydrich (who was a driving force of the Final Solution)
Hangmen Also Die (1943)
Other
After the assassination of SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, young Czech woman is enlisted by shady Dr. Svoboda
Berlin ’36 (2009)
Other
Nazis try to prevent a female Jewish German athlete from performing in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin
Distant Journey (1950)
Other
Prague Jews surviving Nazi occupation during the war
Beyond Mercy (2007)
Other
A Jewish runaway and a Nazi soldier learn you cannot kill your enemy, when it is he who you depend on to live
Life for Life: Maximilian Kolbe (1991)
Other
Maximilian Kolbe (1894-1941) volunteers to die in place of a stranger in the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz
Aftermath (2012)
Other
Several villages in Poland turn on their Jewish neighbors
Sudbina mi nije dala da odem (2002)
Other
A mother writes a farewell letter to her son just days before she dies in the Thereseinstadt concentration camp
Holocaust (1978)
Other
A Jewish family's struggle to survive the horror of Nazi Germany. with Meryl Streep
Mother Night (1996)
Other
American spy serves as a Nazi propagandist and cannot escape the ostracism after the war because he can't reveal his role in the war
The Wall (1982)
Other
Warsaw Ghetto Jewish uprising; April 1943