Video Streaming Collection

All of the films are appropriate for Middle and High School Students. Hiding Halina and Nicholas Winston: The Power of Good are appropriate for fifth graders as well.

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Back To Gombin

"Within a tapestry of film, video and stills, Back to Gombin tells the story of a group of 50 children of survivors of the Shoah, who return to their parents village in Poland in acts of reconciliation, healing and discovery. They make friends, unexpectedly with many of their parents former neighbors and together they pay homage to their ancestors from this town; formerly a vibrant community of Jews and Christians, who lived together for centuries. We see them together at the reclamation and rededication of the Jewish cemetery, where they have brought the tombstones back from being used as road paving."
– National Center for Jewish Film

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Chronicle of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising According to Marek Edelman

"In this documentary Marek Edelman, a member of the Jewish Labor Bund and leading participant in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, gives a daily account of events from April 19 through May 10, 1942. Edelman’s amazingly thorough, vivid and distinct memories are augmented by Dylewska’s mesmerizing, poetic use of slow motion and freeze-frame techniques applied to documentary material including Nazi footage of Jews about to be deported to Treblinka."
–National Center for Jewish Film

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Just the Two of Us

"The journey of 88 year old Samuel Wilinberg and Kalman Taigman two complete opposite personalities who happen to be the last two survivors of the Treblinka death camp. The film follows the two men as they walk back on the grounds from which the fled 68 years ago. For the first time they go back together possibly for their last visit there. Together they re-live, reminisce, laugh, cry, and even sing the Treblinka anthem. Kalman lost his mother in Treblinka, Samuel lost his two sisters. "God wasn't present in Treblinka" they both agree on while they are there."
– Go2Films

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Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious Georges’ Creators

"A documentary film exploring the extraordinary lives of Hans and Margret Rey, the authors of the beloved Curious George children's books. The Rey’s were German Jewish refugees living in Paris when the Nazis invaded France. They escaped by bicycle with the original manuscript of the first Curious George book in a backpack, eventually making their way to Brazil and then the United States. This film tells the story of how they met, escaped the Nazis and created one of the most beloved characters in American children’s literature."

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Secret Courage: The Walter Suskind Story

"Like other Jews who were forced to work in concert with the Nazis, Walter Suskind was considered a collaborator by many of his Jewish brethren. Suskind, a German Jewish salesman living in Amsterdam during the Nazi occupation, was forced to serve as the Jewish head of deportation at the Hollandsche Schouwburg (the Jewish Theater), the main deportation site in Holland. What no one knew, however, until after his death, was that Suskind used his position to save an estimated 1000 Jewish children slated for transport to death camps. Suskind and a group of Dutch resistance workers orchestrated an elaborate and risky escape route for Jewish children. Secret Courage tells, for the first time, the story of these rescuers, and it resurrects the reputation of a man long considered a traitor."

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Simply Human

"Simply Human tells the story of Mrs. Hans Snoek, a 90 year old Dutch dancer who has dedicated her life to helping people. Famous in the Netherlands for being the creator of the Scapino Ballet (an adult group dancing for children), the Krakeling theater (a children's theater) and many more artistic and humanistic activities, Famous as she was, there's one part of Hans Snoek's life that was little known and that sheds light on her unique character. During World War II she hid Jewish people in her home in Amsterdam, and for risking her life in this way she's received the Righteous Among the Nations Award from Yad Vashem."
– National Center for Jewish Film

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So Many Miracles

"During the fall of 1942, in the Polish village of Pinczow, as the Germans deported Jews to the gas chambers, the Banya family offered to hide Israel and Frania Rubinek in their one room farmhouse. Despite enormous risk and hardship, Zofia and Ludwig Banya, along with their young son Maniek, sheltered the Rubineks for 28 months. Interweaving docu-drama sequences with archival material, this film follows Israel and Frania Rubinek on their emotional return journey to Poland, and documents their poignant reunion with Zofia Banya, the peasant woman who saved their lives forty years ago. As a co-producer of the film, actor Saul Rubinek accompanies his parents not only to achieve a better understanding of his family's past, but also to come to terms with his own identity."
– National Center for Jewish Film

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My 100 Children

"The story of a holocaust survivor, young teacher and psychologist, Lena Kuchler, who, at her early 30's established, single-handed, a home for surviving children from eastern Poland. Kuchler's children's house functioned both as a school and a clinic for physical and mental injuries. Her unique approach, which was inspired by Janush Korchack, was extremely progressive and highly experimental for its time, because the horrors it had to deal with had no precedent. Due to violent anti-Semitic attacks on the house, Lena had to flee with her 100 children out of Poland, with false passports and great danger. She crossed Europe with them, until they found a safe shore in France. She nursed the children to rehabilitation, until the founding of new state of Israel # where she resettled the children as citizens. In 1959 Lena Kuchler published "My Hundred Children", the first of her Best-seller books, that was translated into 14 languages. Her books had tremendous influence on the next generations. Lena's only child, Shira Toren testa, and eight of the 100 Children, reconstruct the dramatic and exiting story, in the real locations of the events."

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Nicholas Winton The Power of Good

"A gripping documentary about the courage and determination of a young English stockbroker who saved the lives of 669 children. Between March 13 and August 2, 1939, Sir Nicholas Winton organized eight transports (one airplane and seven trains) to take children from Prague to new homes in Great Britain, and kept silent about it until his wife discovered a scrapbook documenting his unique mission in 1988."
-Written by the National Center for Jewish Film

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Diamonds in the Snow

"Thousands of Jewish children lived in the Polish city of Bendzin before the Holocaust. Barely a dozen survived the community's destruction. Through interviews and rare archival film and photos, this critically-acclaimed documentary tells the story of three of these children-Ada, Shulamit, and the filmmaker herself, Mira. These women recount their memories of a childhood spent hiding from the Nazis and reflect on the courage of those individuals and families who helped them survive. The film thus not only documents a tragic historical period but also examines the complexity of human nature, undermining stereotypes about the behavior of Jews, Poles, and even some Germans during the era. The film's story involves Alfred Rossner, a German businessman who, like Oskar Schindler, employed forced Jewish labor and saved Jewish lives, but who, unlike Schindler, was not a Nazi Party member and paid with his life for his actions."
-Written by the National Center for Jewish Film

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Voyage of the St. Louis

"This definitive documentary tells the story of the infamous St. Louis episode as recalled by passengers who made the crossing as children and in readings from the diary of the ship’s captain. In the summer of 1939, the German luxury liner St. Louis sailed from Hamburg to Cuba carrying 937 German Jews. Most had sold all their belongings to book passage, pay off corrupt German officials, and buy visas to Cuba. But hope turned to despair when Havana suddenly barred the ship’s entry. For thirty excruciating days the St. Louis wandered the seas and was refused haven by every country in the Americas. Finally, passengers were accepted by Holland, France, Belgium, and England. Four months later, World War II began and many of the St. Louis passengers perished in the Holocaust."
-Written by the National Center for Jewish Film

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My Dear Clara

"When Clara Greenspan left Montreal for Warsaw in June of 1938 she could not have known how her personal destiny would soon become intertwined with the events about to unfold in Europe. This film tells the dramatic story of a Polish Jewish refugee's struggle for survival and his Canadian wife's unflinching battle to change her government's immigration policies."
- Written by National Center for Jewish Film

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Yizkor (Remembrance)

"Winner of the 2010 Student Academy Award™ Gold Medal for Documentary, Ruth Fertig’s Yizkor (Remembrance) uses animation by Jeanne Stern, archival film, home movies and Super 8 footage to tell her grandmother’s story of survival and resilience in the face of crushing loss. Like many Holocaust survivors, Liselotte Fertigova never spoke with her children about her experiences during the war. After her death, the family uncovered a memoir she had written in the last years of her life. With surprising frankness and humor, Liselotte’s words convey the day-to-day realities of a pregnant woman and young mother struggling to keep her family alive inside the Theresienstadt concentration camp. In telling her grandmother’s very personal story, Fertig employs an inventive visual style."

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Ambulance

"In this haunting short fiction film, a group of Jewish children and their teacher are herded into an ambulance by Nazis; the vehicle, ordinarily representing comfort and safety, becomes the group’s death chamber. Morgenstern’s presentation of the incident serves as a metaphor for the horror of the Holocaust, and provides a powerful trigger for discussion of the disturbing issues raised by the film. The figure of the children's’ teacher specifically parallels Janusz Korcak (1879-1942), a famous Jewish educator who ran an orphanage in the Warsaw ghetto and died with his young charges at Treblinka."
- Written by National Center for Jewish Film

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Hiding Halina

"9 out of 10 Jewish children perished during the Holocaust. Those who survived were hidden. "Hiding Halina" is the story of a little girl who beat those odds. Halina's ability to tell her story through the eyes of a child make this a unique cinematic experience. "Hiding Halina" strives to bring a breath of childlike innocence to a genre replete with darkness. Sixty years later, Halina's story still resonates in a genocidal world where Rwandas and Darfurs are possible."
- Written by Jeff MacIntyre

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Numbered -English Subtitles

"Auschwitz prisoners, both Jewish and non-Jewish, were tattooed with serial numbers, first on their chests and then their left arms. An estimated 400,000 numbers were tattooed in Auschwitz and its sub-camps; only some several thousand survivors are still alive today. NUMBERED is an explosive, highly visual, and emotionally cinematic journey, guided by testimonies and portraits of these survivors. The film documents the dark time and setting during which these tattoos were assigned as well as the meaning they took on in the years following the war. In fact, the film's protagonist is the number itself, as it evolves and becomes both a personal and collective symbol from 1940 to today. These scars, paradoxically unanimous and anonymous, reveal themselves to be diverse, enlightening, and full of life. "
- Written by Neta Zwebner-Zaibert

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Tunnel of Hope

"A dramatic and exceptional story which somehow hasn't assumed yet a place of honor in the collective memory of the Holocaust" Ofer Aderet, Haaretz Newspaper
The unbelievable escape story of the grandmother of Jared Kushner... In 1943, 250 Jewish slave workers successfully escaped from a Nazi labor camp in Novogrudok, Belarus, via a tunnel they dug. The film follows the remaining escapees, accompanied by their descendants, in an attempt to find the tunnel. The archaeological excavations dig up not only piles of dirt and some physical remnants, but also dredge up the memories, pain and hope of three generations that merge to become one story.

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