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Holocaust Feature Films in Leavey Library (DVDs): New Additions To the Collection

New Additions to the Collection

Apt Pupil
"A dark drama about a sixteen-year-old honor student who recognizes an old man living in his hometown as a hunted Nazi. Compelled to reveal the secrets of his death camp past to earn the boy's silence, the German fugitive derives a sinister scheme to implicate the teenager in a dangerous psychological game."

Il Cielo cade  = The Sky Falls
"In 1944, newly-orphaned sisters, Penny and Baby, come to live in the Tuscan villa of their aunt and uncle. Their uncle is a German-Jewish intellectual, and discourages the pro-Mussolini and fascist sympathies the girls inherited from their late father. Penny and Baby gradually make friends in their new surroundings and become somewhat smitten with their uncle; but as war rages around them, the family receives a warning from the local priest to flee to Switzerland as the Nazis make towards their town."

Denial
"When Deborah Lipstadt speaks out against Holocaust denier David Irving over his falsification of history, she discovers that the stakes are higher than ever in the battle for historical truth. Now faced with a libel lawsuit in British court, Lipstadt and her attorney have the heavy burden of proving that the Holocaust actually happened, in a riveting legal fight with stunning consequences."

Greenhorn: A Story of Friendship in the Aftermath of the Holocaust'
"...is a powerful [film] that gives human dimension to the Holocaust. It poignantly underscores our flawed humanity and speaks to the healing value of friendship. Greenhorn, adapted from the children's novel, is based on the true story of an eleven-year old Holocaust survivor named Daniel who arrives at a Brooklyn yeshiva in 1946. He is befriended by Aaron, a boy with a stutter, and the two of them stand up to the bullies who make fun of them."

Die Geträumten
"The tormented romance between celebrated poets Paul Celan and Ingeborg Bachmann – a Holocaust survivor whose parents were killed in the concentration camps and a daughter of a Nazi party member – is the subject of this innovative [film] in which two actors read from their nearly two decades worth of correspondence."

Remembrance
"In a daring escape Tomasz, a young Polish political prisoner, rescues his Jewish fiancé Hannah. With the Nazis in pursuit, Hannah and Tomasz make their way into hiding. Chaos ensues and the two are torn apart and each becomes convinced that the other is lost."

Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer = The State vs. Fritz Bauer
"Germany, 1957. Attorney General Fritz Bauer receives crucial evidence on the whereabouts of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann. The lieutenant colonel, responsible for the mass deportation of the Jews, is allegedly hiding in Buenos Aires. Bauer, himself Jewish, has been trying to take crimes from the Third Reich to court ever since his return from Danish exile. However, there is little success so far due to the fierce German determination to repress its sinister past.Germany, 1957. Attorney General Fritz Bauer receives crucial evidence on the whereabouts of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann. The lieutenant colonel, responsible for the mass deportation of the Jews, is allegedly hiding in Buenos Aires. Bauer, himself Jewish, has been trying to take crimes from the Third Reich to court ever since his return from Danish exile. However, there is little success so far due to the fierce German determination to repress its sinister past."