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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

Ambulance from Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach on Vimeo.

Angel of Ahlem

“When the US Army 84th Infantry liberated the Ahlem-Hanover concentration camp in April 1945, Vernon Tott, a 20-year old soldier from Iowa, felt compelled to document the horror, using a second-hand camera he carried into battle. Fifty years later, Vernon, now suffering from cancer, set out to find the men he photographed, a quest that transforms all their lives. The photographs—evidence of unbearable cruelty and miraculous survival—cement a sustaining bond between Vernon and the Jewish survivors. Angel of Ahlem is a moving portrait of friendship and survival.”
- Written by National Center for Jewish Film

Angel of Ahlem from Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach on Vimeo.

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

Back to Gombin from Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach on Vimeo.

Buchenwald Ball

“A film that celebrates survival. Uplifting, full of swagger and joie de vivre, it tells the story of 45 orphans who escaped the Holocaust and found their way to Australia after their liberation from the Buchenwald concentration camp. These child survivors came to be known as the Buchenwald Boys, a group of friends who drink hard, argue with gusto, sustain one another, and dance to live. The film documents their struggles, their humor, and ultimately the tenacity of their human spirits in the aftermath of unimaginable tragedy. Whether they are debating how to celebrate the 60th ball or the existence for God, the Boys are full of vigor and humor. Four of the Boys—Szaja Chaskiel, Sam Michalowicz, Henry Salter, and Joe Szwarcberg—now in their seventies and eighties, share stories from before and after their liberation, revealing memories of childhood homes, the last moments with murdered parents, surviving Nazi ghettos, camps and death marches, and their emigration to Australia.”
– National Center for Jewish Film

Buchenwald Ball from Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach on Vimeo.

Chasing Portraits

“Moshe Rynecki (1881-1943) was a prolific Warsaw-based artist who painted scenes of the Polish-Jewish community until he was murdered at Majdanek. After the Holocaust, Moshe’s wife was only able to recover a small fraction of his work, but unbeknownst to the family, many other pieces survived. For more than a decade his great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Rynecki, has searched for the missing art, with remarkable and unexpected success. Spanning three generations, Chasing Portraits is a deeply moving narrative of the richness of one man’s art, the devastation of war, and the one woman’s unexpected path to healing.”
–First Run Features

CHASING PORTRAITS from Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach on Vimeo.

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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Cuba’s Forgotten Jewels: Haven in Havana

“Cuba’s Forgotten Jewels explores the little known story of the Jewish refugees who escaped Nazi-occupied Europe and found a safe haven on the Caribbean island of Cuba. After a wave of Jewish refugees to Cuba in the 1920’s and 30’s, the island shut its doors to immigrants, most notably to the Jews aboard the ship the St. Louis in 1939. In 1940, Cuba changed course and took in 6,000 Jewish refugees, including hundreds of Jewish diamond cutters and their families who, for a few years, turned the small tropical island into one of the world’s major diamond-polishing centers. In the factories, women work beside men, Jews beside Cubans. The film was born of the tales that Marion Kreith told her daughter Cuba’s Forgotten Jewels co-director Judy Kreith. Marion and other refugees interviewed in the film recall their lives in wartime Havana: the draw of Cuban food, music and dance, its language and people, and also the challenges they faced in this unfamiliar land.”
–National Center for Jewish Film

Cuba's Forgotten Jewels from Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach on Vimeo.

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

Diamonds in the Snow from Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach on Vimeo.

Gisi

“Gisi Fleischmann believed she could stop the Holocaust if only she succeeded to raise enough money. She led a resistance group in Slovakia which tried to stop the transports to Auschwitz by bribing Nazi officials. Her story has been almost forgotten, and all that's left are dozens of letters she sent all over the world hoping to raise 2 million dollars the Nazis requested as the ransom for saving European Jewry. Recently, the Slovak National Theater staged a play about her and the film follows the theater ensemble during the creative process of putting on the play, interweaving the play's rehearsals with Gisi's letters, insights of historians, memories of her relatives and search for her traces in her hometown Bratislava.”
– Go2Films

Gisi from Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach on Vimeo.

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

Hiding Halina from Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach on Vimeo.

Green Dumpster Mystery

“Traveling on his scooter through Tel Aviv, filmmaker Tal Haim Yoffe finds a discarded box of old photographs in a green dumpster. This docu-detective film, slowly unwinds a family history, beginning in Lodz, Poland, and traveling through the Siberian Gulag, a Samarkand sugar plant, a Ha’apala ship and the battlefields of the Sinai Peninsula. Like Daniel Mendelsohn's bestseller The Lost and David Ofek’s film No. 17 is Anonymous, this tightly-paced tour de force vividly evokes the now-extinguished lives of an anonymous—but typical—Israeli family.”
– National Center for Jewish Film

Green Dumpster Mystery from Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach on Vimeo.

Hiding and Seeking

“This award-winning documentary tells the dramatic and emotional story of a Jewish father who journeys with his two ultra-orthodox sons back to Poland to try to find the Christian farmers who hid their family from the Nazis. His hope is to instill in his insulated and narrow-minded sons the power of interfaith tolerance and trust.”
– First Run Features

Hiding And Seeking from Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach on Vimeo.

In the Shadow of the Acropolis

This film “reveals an unknown two-thousand-year-old culture. The Greek Jews in this documentary represent a branch of Judaism which few have ever heard of — The Romaniotes. Through original testimony by the Ackos Family, this memoir tells the compelling details of how this culture was almost wiped off the map of civilization during World War II, a story you have never heard before. Produced by Laura Zelle and Maxine Davis, in Association with Tolerance Minnesota, IN THE SHADOW OF THE ACROPOLIS uncovers one of the most obscure chapters in the dark history of the Holocaust. Narrated by Jaime-Lyne Sigler (THE SOPRANOS).

In the Shadow of the Akropolis from Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach on Vimeo.

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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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."

My 100 Children from Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach on Vimeo.

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

My Dear Clara from Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach on Vimeo.

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

Nicholas Winton the Power of Good from Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach on Vimeo.

Night of Broken Glass

“Through rare footage, photographs and documents, this film reveals the background of how, Kristallnacht, The Night of Broken Glass, a two day national pogrom against the Jews of Germany, considered the true beginning of the Holocaust. This pogrom was instituted by the Nazi Regime, more than 400 synagogues were set on fire and 7,000 Jewish owned stores were destroyed. More than 90 people were killed, 600 committed suicide and more than 30,000 were arrested and sent to concentration camps. After seizing power, the Nazis began their crusade against Jews with discriminatory laws and the looting of property; they turned to violence openly from November 9-10, 1938.”
- First Run Features

Night of Broken Glass from Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach on Vimeo.

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

Numbered -English Subtitles from Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach on Vimeo.

Rendevous at Erasmus

“An amazing story was discovered in the archives of a Jewish community in Holland: two German soldiers were responsible for the survival of a great part of the community during WWII. Gerhardt sadly fell in battle in 1944, but Werner Klemke returned to East Berlin, in the former GDR and made a career as a world famous illustrator – with a little help of his Dutch resistance friends.”
– Go2Films

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Samuel Bak: Painter of Questions

“In 2001, on the occasion of a retrospective exhibit of his work, painter Samuel Bak returned to his hometown of Vilna (now Vilnius, Lithuania). There, he walked the streets of the Vilna ghetto where he was interned with his parents during the Holocaust and visited the nearby forest where his father and grandparents were murdered. Amongst the tall trees of the Ponari forest, Samuel Bak's life came full circle. This documentary explores Bak's work and life through the lens of his childhood experiences. Born in 1933 in Vilna, Poland, young Samuel was declared a child prodigy. The happiness of his childhood came to an end, however, the day his family was marched into the Jewish Ghetto, changing his life and his artistic vision forever. Saved from the death camps by his father, the miracle of his survival became and still is a recurring theme in his art.”
- National Center For Jewish Film

Samuel Bak Painter of Questions from Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach on Vimeo.

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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The Good Nazi

“It tells the story of Major Karl Plagge, a Nazi officer who, during the Holocaust, was commandant of a forced labor camp called "HKP" in Vilnius, Lithuania. In reality, he was sheltering hundreds of Jewish families. By the end, many were saved in hiding places dug into the ground and carved into the walls. Many more were executed by the SS and buried in a mass grave. Today, the former "HKP" is unchanged. A group of scientists arrive to locate the hiding places of those that were saved and identify the mass grave of those who were murdered. A child survivor of the camp and an American physician, whose mother was saved by Major Plagge, join them. The film tracks their three stories and, ultimately, brings to light the unknown tale of a Schindler-type German who listened to his conscience, instead of his superiors.”
–Go2Films

The Good Nazi from Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach on Vimeo.

Til the Tenth Generation

“The first major documentary about the Holocaust made in Ireland, Till the Tenth Generation tells the story of Dublin resident Tomi Reichental, who for nearly 60 years remained silent about his boyhood in Bergen-Belsen. One of three remaining Holocaust survivors in Ireland, Tomi travels back to Slovakia with veteran filmmaker Gerry Gregg to recall the life, and death, of Slovakia’s Jews. One of only three Holocaust survivors left in Ireland, “Tomi realized that, as one of the last witnesses, I must speak out." And so he began speaking to middle school students throughout Ireland about his war-time experiences.”
– National Center for Jewish Film

Till the Tenth Generation from Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach on Vimeo.

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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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

Voyage of the St. Louis from Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach on Vimeo.

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."

Yizkor (Remembrance) from Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach on Vimeo.