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History: World War II and the Rise of Nazism

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Video: Schindler's List

The story of German entrepreneur (and Nazi) Oskar Schindler, a member of the Nazi party, who saved the lives of more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust. Steven Spielberg's classic brilliantly captures experiences representative of those of millions of European Jews during the Holocaust. The movie features fine performances by Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Kingsley. It is deftly filmed and hauntingly scored. It is a compelling tale of intolerance, and has wide educational applications.

Production Year: 1993

Duration: 3:05:31

Video: Life Is Beautiful

In 1930s Italy, an open-minded Jewish Italian bookshop owner employs his fertile imagination to shield his young son from the horrors of internment in a Nazi concentration camp.

Production Year: 1997

Duration: 1:51:45

Video: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

A Holocaust drama, the film explores the horror of a World War II extermination camp through the eyes of two eight-year-old boys, one the son of the camp's Nazi commandant, the other a Jewish inmate.

Production Year: 2008

Duration: 1:26:38

Video: The Teacher Who Defied Hitler

It was an oasis in the heart of hell. In the mid-1930s, as the wheels of Hitler's Final Solution began rolling towards mass genocide, a Jewish school blossomed in the heart of Nazi Berlin. Functioning in plain sight of Nazi officials, the Goldschmidt Schule became a refuge and a place of safety for hundreds of Jewish children.

Production Year: 2013

Duration: 45:58

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