List of Holocaust films

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This is an index of all the films that deal with the Holocaust in Europe.

Narrative films[edit]


Year Country Title Director Notes
1946  USA The Stranger Orson Welles Starring: Orson Welles, Edward G. Robinson, and Loretta Young. Believed to be the first feature film to include footage of concentration camps.
1947  Poland Ostatni etap Wanda Jakubowska Starring: Tatjana Gorecka, Antonina Gordon-Górecka, Barbara Drapinska, and Aleksandra Slaska. First known Holocaust drama. English titles: The Last Stage, The Last Stop
1948  Poland Ulica Graniczna Aleksander Ford Starring: Mieczysława Ćwiklińska, Jerzy Leszczyński, Władysław Godik, Władysław Walter, Tadeusz Fijewski, and Jerzy Pichelski. English title: Border Street
1948  Poland/  Israel אונזערע קינדער Unzere Kinder Natan Gross/Shaul Goskind In Yiddish starring Shimon Dzigan and Israel Shumacher. English title: Our Children
1948  USA The Search Fred Zinnemann Starring Montgomery Clift
1949  USA/ West Germany Lang ist der Weg Herbert B. Fredersdorf and Marek Goldstein Yiddish title: Lang iz der Veg; English title: Long Is the Road


Year Country Title Director Notes
1950  Czechoslovakia Daleká cesta Alfréd Radok English title: Distant Journey
1953  USA The Juggler Edward Dmytryk Starring Kirk Douglas
1956  USA Singing in the Dark Max Nosseck Musical about Holocaust survivor with amnesia
1959  East Germany/ Bulgaria Sterne Konrad Wolf English title: Stars
1959  USA The Diary of Anne Frank George Stevens winner of 3 Academy Awards, including Best Supporting Actress
1959  Italy/ Yugoslavia/ France Kapò Gillo Pontecorvo


Year Country Title Director Notes
1960  Czechoslovakia Romeo, Julie a tma Jiří Weiss English title: Romeo, Juliet and Darkness. Concerns Operation Anthropoid.
1960  USA Exodus Otto Preminger Based on the novel by Leon Uris; screenplay by Dalton Trumbo.
1960  Yugoslavia Deveti krug France Stiglic English title:The Ninth Circle
1961  USA Judgment at Nuremberg Stanley Kramer
1961  Poland Samson Andrzej Wajda Operation Eichmann (1961)
1961  Belgium L'enclos Armand Gatti In a camp, two inmates, a veteran anti-Nazi German and a Jew, are segregated and forced to fight each other, with the promise that the survivor will not be killed. Italian title: Otto ore al buio. Prix de la Critique at 1961 Cannes Festival.
1963  Poland Daleka jest droga Bohdan Poreba German Title: Doch der Weg ist noch weit
1963  Poland Pasażerka Andrzej Munk English title: Passenger
1963  East Germany Nackt unter Wölfen Frank Beyer English title: Naked Among Wolves
1964  USA The Pawnbroker Sidney Lumet The life of a Holocaust survivor in a contemporary New York ghetto
1964  Czechoslovakia Démanty noci Jan Němec after the novel by Arnošt Lustig English title:Diamonds of the Night; Two boys escape from a train carrying them from one concentration camp to another; film tells of their fight for survival
1965  Czechoslovakia Obchod na korze Jan Kadar English title:The Shop on Main Street; Elderly Jewish woman gets her shop confiscated and given to a hapless Slovak
1965  East Germany Chronik eines Mordes Joachim Hasler English title:Chronicle of a Murder; Holocaust survivor assassinates her former torturer who is now a West German politician
1967  USA The Diary of Anne Frank (TV) Alex Segal
1967  France L'armée des Ombres Jean Pierre Melville


Year Country Title Director Notes
1970  Italy/ West Germany Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini Vittorio De Sica English title: The Garden of the Finzi-Continis; Based on the novel by Giorgio Bassani; Oscar for Best Foreign Film
1970  Yugoslavia Hranjenik Vatroslav Mimica English title:The Fed Ones
1970  USA/ Denmark/ UK/ Panama The Only Way[1] Bent Christensen Drama about the successful rescue of almost all of Denmark's 7,800 Jews to Sweden in October 1943, focusing on one of the families. Shot in English. Danish title: Oktoberdage
1972  USA The Day the Clown Cried Jerry Lewis Never shown to the general public, Lewis portrays a circus clown imprisoned in a Nazi camp
1974  UK QB VII (TV miniseries) Tom Gries Fictionalized version of the case of Dr. Wladislaw Dehring, who sued Leon Uris for defamation for a line in Exodus; based on Leon Uris novel of same name
1974  Italy The Night Porter Liliana Cavani Controversial film about the sexual exploitation of a female concentration camp survivor by a Nazi SS officer who also acted as her protector
1974  UK/ West Germany The Odessa File Ronald Neame Based on Frederick Forsyth novel of same name
1975  East Germany Jacob the Liar Frank Beyer Based on the novel by Jurek Becker
1975  Yugoslavia Crvena zemlja Branimir Tori Janković Concerns the massacre of Serbs at Kraljevo
1975  USA The Hiding Place James F. Collier Based on the autobiography of Corrie ten Boom
1975  Italy Seven Beauties Lina Wertmüller "Naziploitation"
1975  USA The Man in the Glass Booth Arthur Hiller Israeli agents capture a wealthy businessman living in Manhattan and bring him to Israel to stand trial as a Nazi war criminal.[2]
1976  USA Marathon Man John Schlesinger A thriller dealing with an ex-Nazi dentist and war criminal. Starring Dustin Hoffman and Laurence Olivier.
1977  West Germany Aus einem deutschen Leben Theodor Kotulla English title: From a German Life; the life of Rudolf Hoess; based on the book by Robert Merle
1977  Italy L'ultima orgia del III Reich Cesare Canevari Exploitation film about the sexual exploitation of concentration camp inmates by SS soldiers.
1977  West Germany Reinhard Heydrich - Manager des Terrors Heinz Schirk The life of Reinhard Heydrich
1978  USA Holocaust (TV miniseries) Marvin J. Chomsky The SS and SD leadership under Reinhard Heydrich and Ernst Kaltenbrunner is depicted in this mini-series.
1978  Yugoslavia Okupacija u 26 slika Lordan Zafranovic
1979  West Germany Baranski Werner Masten
1979  West Germany David Peter Lilienthal
1979  USA The House on Garibaldi Street Peter Collinson Holocaust architect Adolf Eichmann is located in 1960s Argentina and Israel is determined to put him on trial.


Year Country Title Director Notes
1980  USA The Diary of Anne Frank (TV) Boris Sagal
1980  USA Playing For Time (TV) Daniel Mann Based on the autobiography of Fania Fénelon; adaptation by Arthur Miller
1981  West Germany Das Letzte Loch Herbert Achternbusch English title: The Last Hole
1981  France Les Uns et Les Autres Claude Lelouch English title: Bolero
1982  West Germany Ein Stück Himmel (TV mini-series) Franz Peter Wirth Based on the autobiography of Janina David
1982  USA Remembrance of Love (TV) Jack Smight Stars Kirk Douglas
1982  USA Sophie's Choice Alan J. Pakula Based on the novel by William Styron
Best Leading Actress Oscar winner, Meryl Streep
1982  USA The Wall Robert Markowitz Based on the novel by John Hersey; concerns Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
1983  Hungary Jób lázadása Barna Kabay English title: Job's Revolt. Concerns an old Jewish couple who, after having lost all their children, adopt a little Christian boy.
1983  France/  Canada Au Nom de Tous les Miens Robert Enrico English title: For Those I Loved. Based on the book by Martin Gray
1983  USA/  Germany/  Italy The Scarlet and the Black (TV) Jerry London Based on the J.P. Gallagher novel "The Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican"
1983  USA To Be Or Not To Be Alan Johnson A remake of the 1942 comedy, starring Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft.
1984  Yugoslavia Banjica (TV mini-series) Sava Mrmak
1984  Canada Charlie Grant's War (TV) Martin Lavut
1984  Austria Eine blaßblaue Frauenschrift Axel Corti English Title: A Woman's Pale Blue Handwriting
1984  West Germany / UK Forbidden Anthony Page
1984  West Germany Wannseekonferenz (TV) Heinz Schirk Precise 85 minute re-enactment of the actual conference
1985  West Germany The Execution (TV) Paul Wendkos Based on the novel by Oliver Crawford
1985  West Germany/ France Novembermond Alexandra von Grote Drama about two lesbians in occupied France
1985  USA Wallenberg: A Hero's Story Lamont Johnson Concerns Raoul Wallenberg
1986  Poland Kolysanka (Lullaby, Kolybelnaja) Efraim Sevela Screenplay by Efraim Sevela
1987  UK /  Yugoslavia Escape from Sobibor Jack Gold From the manuscript by Thomas "Toivi" Blatt
Based on the book by Richard Rashke
1987  France Au Revoir, Les Enfants Louis Malle
1988  USA The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (TV) John Erman
1988  USA Hanna's War Menahem Golan
1988  Poland I skrzypce przestaly grac Alexander Ramati And the Violins Stopped Playing; based on directors novel
1988  USA War and Remembrance (TV miniseries) Dan Curtis Based on the novel by Herman Wouk
Nominated for 15 Emmy Awards; Winner of 3, including Outstanding Miniseries
1989  USA Enemies, a Love Story Paul Mazursky Based on the novel by Isaac Bashevis Singer
1989  Poland Kornblumenblau Leszek Wosiewicz Based on the book by Kazimierz Tyminski; a KZ-Kamp inmate survives solely because he can play their title melody
1989  USA Pursuit Director Ian Sharp Film tells the story of SS officer who has plastic surgery and passes himself off as a Jew after World War II to escape detection
1989  USA Music Box Costa-Gavras
1989  USSR Otche nash Boris Yermolayev English title: Our Father
1989  USA Triumph of the Spirit Robert M. Young


Year Country Title Director Notes
1990  West Germany Abrahams Gold Jörg Graser
1990  Germany/  France/  Poland Europa Europa Agnieszka Holland A boy in Nazi Germany, trying to conceal that he is Jewish, joins the Hitler Youth.[3]
1990  Poland Korczak Andrzej Wajda
1990  Sweden/ Hungary / Norway God afton, Herr Wallenberg - En Passionshistoria från verkligheten Kjell Grede English title:Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg
1990  UK/  USA Max and Helen (TV) Philip Saville Based on the book by Simon Wiesenthal
1991  Poland Jeszcze tylko ten las Jan Lomnicki English title: Just Beyond That Forest
1991  Denmark A Day in October[4] Kenneth Madsen Drama about the successful rescue of almost all of Denmark's 7,800 Jews to Sweden in October 1943, focusing on of the families. Made in English with an international cast. Danish title: En dag i oktober
1991  USA Never Forget (TV) Joseph Sargent Based on the life of Mel Mermelstein
1991  Israel Nifradnu Kach Jorge Gurvich
1991  Czechoslovakia/  France/  UK Poslední motýl Karel Kachyňa English title: The Last Butterfly
1991  Canada The Quarrel Eli Cohen Based on the story My Quarrel with Hersh Rasseyner by Chaim Grade and the play by Joseph Telushkin
1991  Poland Zycie za zycie Krzysztof Zanussi English title:Life for a Life. A film about St. Maximillian Kolbe featuring Christoph Waltz
1992  UK/  France Prague Ian Sellar
1992  USA Alan and Naomi Sterling Van Wagenen based on a novel by Myron Levoy
1992  USA The Witness (TV) Chris Gerolmo
1993  Italy /  France Jona che visse nella balena Roberto Faenza English title: Jonah Who Lived in the Whale, now available in DVD under the title Look to the Sky
1993  USA Schindler's List Steven Spielberg Winner of 7 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Dramatized account of Oskar Schindler's activities.[5][6]
1993  UK Genghis Cohn (BBC TV) Elijah Moshinsky Based on a novel by Romain Gary
1994  Germany Drei Tage im April (TV) Oliver Storz
1994  Israel Mishpat Kastner (TV mini) Uri Barbash English titles:Kastner Family or The Kastner Trial
1994  USA Leni (TV) Leo Hiemer
1995  USA And Many Happy Returns Owen Shapiro
1995  France Les Misérables Claude Lelouch
1995  Japan Anne no nikki Akinori Nagaoka Anime adaptation of the Diary of Anne Frank
1995  Germany/  UK/ Austria /  Ireland Mutters Courage Michael Verhoeven English title: Mother's Courage
1995  Poland /  Germany/  France Wielki tydzien Andrzej Wajda English title: The Holy Week
1996  USA Voices of the Children Zuzana Justman Winner of the 1999 Emmy Award for Best Historical Program
1996  USA The Empty Mirror Barry J. Hershey
1996  Belarus /  Germany From Hell to Hell Dmitri Astrakhan
1996  USA The Man Who Captured Eichmann William A. Graham Based on the book Eichmann in My Hands by Peter Z. Malkin
1996  USA Mother Night Keith Gordon Based on the novel by Kurt Vonnegut, and starring Nick Nolte.
1996  USA The Ring (TV) Armand Mastroianni Based on the novel by Danielle Steel
1996  USA The Substance of Fire Daniel J. Sullivan Based on the play by Jon Robin Baitz
1996  USA Warsaw Story Amir Mann
1997  USA A Call to Remember (TV) Jack Bender
1997  Canada Punch Me in the Stomach Francine Zuckerman
1997  Israel Shanim Trufot Ilana Tsur
1997  Italy/  France /  Germany/   Switzerland La Tregua Francesco Rosi English title: The Truce. Based on the autobiography by Primo Levi
1997  USA Visas and Virtue (short) Chris Tashima Based on the play by Tim Toyama
1997  Italy La vita è bella Roberto Benigni English title: Life is Beautiful. Winner of three Academy Awards (Best Actor, Best Original Score, Best Foreign Language Film)
1997  Denmark/  UK/  Germany The Island on Bird Street Soren Kragh-Jacobsen Based on the book by Uri Orlev
1997  UK Bent Sean Mathias Based on the play by Martin Sherman.
1998  USA Apt Pupil Bryan Singer Based on the novela by Stephen King
1998  Netherlands /  Belgium Left Luggage Jeroen Krabbé Based on the novel by Carl Friedman
1998  USA Miracle at Midnight (TV) Ken Cameron
1998  USA Pola's March Jonathan Gruber
1998  France /  Belgium/  Netherlands/  Israel Train of Life (frho. Train de vie) Radu Mihaileanu
1999 All My Loved Ones Fictional account of one child saved by Nicholas Winton's activities.[7]
1999  USA The Devil's Arithmetic Donna Deitch Based on the novel by Jane Yolen
1999  Germany Gloomy Sunday - Ein Lied von Liebe und Tod Rolf Schübel English title: Gloomy Sunday - A Song of Love and Death; based on the novel by Nick Barkow
1999  USA Jakob the Liar Peter Kassovitz Based on the novel by Jurek Becker
1999  USA The March Abraham Ravett
1999  Germany/  Austria /  Canada/  Hungary Sunshine István Szabó


Year Country Title Director Notes
2000  Germany David Proshker Larry Eisenberg
2000  Czech Republic Musíme si pomáhat Jan Hřebejk English title: Divided We Fall
2000  Canada Nuremberg (TV) Yves Simoneau Based on the book by Joseph E. Persico, about the 21 defendants during the Nuremberg Trials, including Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Hermann Goering, Wilhelm Keitel, and Rudolf Hess.
2000  Czech Republic Pramen života Milan Cieslar English title: The Spring Of Life; based on the book by Vladimír Körner
2000  USA Shadows (short film)(short) Mitchell S. Levine
2000  USA /  Poland Edges of the Lord Yurek Bogayevicz
2000  USA X-Men Bryan Singer Opening scene set in Auschwitz-Birkenau
2000  USA Sugihara: Conspiracy of Kindness Robert Kirk Documentary based on the story of Japanese Consul General to Lithuania Chiune Sugihara.[8][9]
2001  USA Anne Frank: The Whole Story (TV) Robert Dornhelm Based on the book by Melissa Müller
2001  USA /  UK Conspiracy (TV) Frank Pierson A dramatic recreation of the Wannsee Conference
2001  USA The Grey Zone Tim Blake Nelson Based on the book; Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account written by Dr. Miklos Nyiszli
2001  USA /  Canada Haven (TV) John Gray Based on the book by Ruth Gruber
2001  Germany Nirgendwo in Afrika Caroline Link English title: Nowhere in Africa; adaptation of Stefanie Zweig's autobiographical novel.[10]
2001  USA Uprising (TV) Jon Avnet
2002  France /  Germany Amen. / Der Stellvertreter Costa-Gavras Based on the play Der Stellvertreter by Rolf Hochhuth
2002  Italy Perlasca, un eroe italiano Alberto Negrin Based on the book by Enrico Deaglio
2002  France /  Germany /  UK /  Poland The Pianist Roman Polanski Based on the book by Wladyslaw Szpilman; Winner of three Academy Awards (Best Actor, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay)
Real story of pianist Szpilman from Poland.
The Power of Good Documentary about Nicholas Winton.[11][12]
2003  Germany /  Austria Annas Heimkehr (TV) Xaver Schwarzenberger Based on the life of Charlotte Knobloch during World War II
2003  Hungary A Rózsa énekei Andor Szilágyi
2003  Italy La Finestra di Fronte Ferzan Özpetek English title: Facing Windows
2003  USA The Singing Forest Jorge Ameer
2003  USA Out of the Ashes Joseph Sargent Based on the book I Was a Doctor in Auschwitz by Gisella Perl
2003  USA Hitler: The Rise of Evil (TV) Christian Duguay
2003  Germany Babiy Yar Jeff Kanew Babiy Yar is also known as Babij Jar. The film recounts events that took place at a ravine named Babi-Yar or also known as Babyn Yar, in September 1941, where thousands of innocent men, women, and children were murdered by German Nazi SS Divisions.
2005  Poland /  Sweden Ninas resa Lena Einhorn A true story dramatized with the real protagonist, Nina Einhorn (mother of the director), as narrator. About the ghetto in Warsaw and its uprising.
2005  Japan Nihon no Shindler Sugihara Chiune Monogatari 6,000-nin no Inochi no Visa (TV series) Takayoshi Watanabe Based on the story of Japanese Consul General to Lithuania Chiune Sugihara.
2005  France A Love to Hide (TV) Christian Faure
2005  USA Everything is Illuminated Liev Schreiber Based on the book by Jonathan Safran Foer
2005  Germany Nicht alle waren Moerder Jo Baier Based on the autobiography "Nicht alle waren Mörder" 2002 by Michael Degen. English title: Not All Were Murderers
2005  UK Primo (TV) Richard Wilson Italian chemist and author Primo Levi was imprisoned in Auschwitz in 1944 by Germans soldiers who discovered that he was Jewish. He spent 10 months incarcerated in barbaric conditions. He then wrote of his horrifying experiences in If This Is A Man. The book was brought to stage at the Royal National Theatre in London in September 2004. This film is an adaptation of that play, which was also titled Primo and was also directed by Richard Wilson. The play was a one-man production by actor Antony Sher. This filmed version of the play sees Sher acting out some harrowing material as he brings Primo Levi's words to life. It is a monologue told as a memoir by an older Primo Levi looking back at his life in Auschwitz.
2005  Germany Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage Marc Rothemund English title: Sophie Scholl: The Final Days - Based on the true story of one of the most famous members of the German anti-Nazi group, The White Rose.
2005  Hungary Sorstalanság Lajos Koltai Based on the book by Imre Kertész. English title: Fateless. Story of a 14-year old Jewish boy from Budapest, Hungary taken to concentration and labour camps in Poland and Third Reich (Germany). Partly based on Kertész's own experience from nazi camps during WWII.
2006  Netherlands Black Book Paul Verhoeven Fictionalized account of a beautiful Jewish singer in Nazi-occupied Netherlands, who infiltrates the Gestapo HQ.[13][14]
2006  Germany /  Czech Republic Der Letzte Zug Joseph Vilsmaier/ Dana Vávrová English title: The Last Train
2006  Germany /  Lithuania Ghetto Audrius Juzenas Based on a play written by Joshua Sobol about the Vilna Ghetto
2006  USA Forgiving Dr. Mengele Bob Hercules, Cheri Pugh
2007  Germany /  Austria The Counterfeiters Stefan Ruzowitzky Based on a memoir written by Adolf Burger about Operation Bernhard, the story of Jews in Sachsenhausen concentration camp who were forced to counterfeit dollars and pounds in order to flood the British and American economies.
2008  UK God on Trial Andy DeEmmony A group of Jewish prisoners in Auschwitz put God on trial as they blame him for the tragedies of the Holocaust.
2008  UK /  USA The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Mark Herman Adaptation of John Boyne's novel, in which the nine-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp becomes friends with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence.[15]
2008  USA Defiance Edward Zwick Based on the book by Nechama Tec; the story of Tuvie Bielski and the Bielski partisans.[16][17]
2008  UK /  USA The Reader Stephen Daldry Based on the book by Bernhard Schlink.
Best Leading Actress - Oscar winner: Kate Winslet
2008  Hungary /  Germany /  UK Good Vicente Amorim Based on the play by Cecil Philip Taylor
2009  France La rafle or The Round Up Rose Bosch Based on the true story of a young Jewish boy, the film depicts the Vel' d'Hiv Roundup, the mass arrest of Jews by French police who were Nazi accomplices in Paris in July 1942.
2009  France L'armée du crime Robert Guédiguian Based on a story by Serge Le Péron, with Virginie Ledoyen.
In Paris during the German occupation, Missak Manouchian, an Armenian exiled poet, leads a group of resistance fighters to commit disorganized attacks. English title: The Army of Crime
2009  USA /  Poland /  Canada The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (TV) John Kent Harrison


[18] 2014  USA/  Germany Never a Bystander (film)(teaching video) Evelyn Neuhaus The remarkable life and inspiration of Irene Butter, a contemporary of Anne Frank who survived two concentration camps and is beloved by students for her message about how empowered choices can reframe trauma, inspire strength, and enable lives of joy and purpose.]
2010  USA/  Poland Esther's Diary Mariusz Kotowski Narrative based on a composite of stories told to the director by his Polish grandparents, who were personally involved in hiding Polish Jews from the Nazis in World War II; features original footage from the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
2010  France Sarah's Key Gilles Paquet-Brenner An adaptation of the novel Elle s'appelait Sarah by Tatiana De Rosnay
2010  France The Round Up (2010 film) Rose Bosch A faithful retelling of the 1942 "Vel' d'Hiv Roundup" and the events surrounding it.
2010  China A Jewish Girl in Shanghai Wang Genfa, Zhang Zhenhui Animated. Life of a Jewish girl with her little brother in Shanghai, and her parents in Europe.
2011  Poland In Darkness Agnieszka Holland Set in Lvov, Poland, a sewer worker hides Jews escaping the liquidation of the ghetto. Based on a true story.
2011  Portugal/ Belgium/ Spain Aristides de Sousa Mendes - O Cônsul de Bordéus ("Aristides de Sousa Mendes - The Counsel of Bordeaux") João Correa, Francisco Manso The story of Aristides de Sousa Mendes, who saved 10000 Jews from the Holocaust.
2011  USA X-Men: First Class Matthew Vaughn Opening scene set in Auschwitz-Birkenau
2012  Republic of Macedonia The Third Half Darko Mitrevski
2013  France UnGhost Dream Frederis Ettenein As a tribute to German Expressionism, a psychedelic vision of a nightmare featuring an undead and an old man. According to the real dream of a 5 years-old child.
2013  Czech Republic/ Slovakia Colette Milan Cieslar An adaptation of the novel A girl from Antwerp by Arnošt Lustig. Based on authors experience from Death Camps.

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Documentary films[edit]

1940s [edit]

Year Country Title Director Notes
1945  USA Death Mills Billy Wilder English Version of Die Todesmühlen
1945  Poland Majdanek - cmentarzysko Europy Aleksander Ford English title: Majdanek: Cemetery of Europe
1945  USA Nazi Concentration Camps[19] George Stevens Presented as evidence at Nuremberg.
1945  USA The Nazi Plan George Stevens Presented as evidence at Nuremberg
1945  Yugoslavia Jasenovac[20] Gustav Gavrin & Kosta Hlavaty
circa 1946  UK Memory of the Camps[21] Alfred Hitchcock; supervised by Sidney Bernstein Unfinished; reconstructed by American PBS series Frontline in 1984
1946  USA Seeds of Destiny Gene Fowler Jr. Shows devastation and solicits relief funds
1946  France Nous Continuons English Title: We Live Again. Deals with child survivors. In Yiddish.
1947  USSR The Nuremberg Trials C. Svilov Soviet view of the Nuremberg Trials

1950s [edit]

Year Country Title Director Notes
1955  France Nuit et brouillard Alain Resnais English title: Night and Fog. Written by Jean Cayrol, an escapee of Mauthausen. Music by Hanns Eisler.

1960s [edit]

Year Country Title Director Notes
1965  Germany Der Vorletzte Akt Walter Krüttner English title: Last Act But One: Brundibar
1965  Canada Memorandum Donald Brittain and John Spotton French title: Pour mémoire
1965  USSR Obyknovennyy fashizm Mikhail Romm English title: Ordinary Fascism
1966  UK Warsaw Ghetto
1967  Denmark Mordere iblandt os (TV) Henning Knudsen English title: Murderers Among Us
1968  USA The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich Jack Kaufman Based on William L. Shirer book The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
1968  Poland Archeologia Andrzej Brzozowski
1969  France /   Switzerland /  West Germany Le Chagrin et la pitié Marcel Ophüls English title:The Sorrow and the Pity Vichy France government collaboration with Nazi Germany

1970s [edit]

Year Country Title Director Notes
1970  Netherlands Dingen die niet voorbijgaan Philo Bregstein English title: (The past that lives)
1974  Israel The 81st Blow David Bergman, Jacques Ehrlich and Haim Gouri English title:The 81st Blow
1976  UK /  USA /  France /  West Germany The Memory of Justice Marcel Ophüls 4.6 hours long Won Los Angeles Film Critics Special Award
1978  USA The Holocaust - The story of family Weiss

1980s [edit]

Year Country Title Director Notes
1980  Germany Der Gelbe Stern Dieter Hildebrandt English title:The Yellow Star
1981  Australia The Hunter and the Hunted John Oakley
1982  USA Genocide Arnold Schwartzman Best Documentary Feature Oscar winner
1982  Sweden The Story of Chaim Rumkowski and the Jews of Lodz Peter Cohen and Bo Kuritzen
1982  USA Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die Laurence Jarvik Distributed by Kino International Corporation,
1983  USA To Bear Witness Gavin P. Boyle
1983  UK Schindler: The Documentary (TV) Jon Blair Released in the US in 1994 as Schindler: The Real Story
1983  USA The Work Bernard Offen
1984  USA A Generation Apart Jack Fisher
1984  USA Kaddish Steve Brand Based on book by Dr. Randolph Braham
1985  USSR Babiy Yar: Lessons of History
1985  Germany Die Befreiung von Auschwitz Irmgard von zur Mühlen English title:Liberation of Auschwitz 1945
1985  Germany Goethe in D. Manfred Vosz
1985  France Shoah Claude Lanzmann 9½ hours long
1985  USA Say I'm a Jew[22] Pier Marton Jewish identity for Second Generation European Jews
1985  USA The Ties That Bind Su Friedrich
1986  Australia Paradise Camp Frank Heimans Concerns the Theresienstadt concentration camp
1986  USA Partisans of Vilna (film) Joshua Waletzky Documentary produced by Aviva Kempner about the Jewish resistance in the Vilna Ghetto.
1988  Israel B'Glal Hamilhamah Hahi Orna Ben-Dor Niv English title:Because of That War
1988  USA/ France Hôtel Terminus: Klaus Barbie, sa vie et son temps Marcel Ophüls English title: Hôtel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie
1988  Germany Mit 22 Jahren wollte man noch nicht sterben Rainer Ritzel
1988  France/ Poland Témoins Marcel Lozinski Polish title: Swiadkowie; English title: Witnesses: Anti-Semitism in Poland, 1946
1988  USA Voices from the Attic Debbie Goodstein
1989  Israel Hugo Yair Lev
1989  USA Lodz Ghetto Alan Adelson&Kate Taverna
1989  Sweden The Architecture of Doom Peter Cohen English title:The Architecture of Doom

1990s [edit]

Year Country Title Director Notes
1990  USA C.A.N.D.L.E.S.: The Story of the Mengele Twins (TV) Gordon J. Murray
1991  France Premier convoi (TV) Jacky Assoun and Suzette Bloch
1991  UK Purple Triangles Martin Smith Describes the accounts of Jehovah's Witnesses in Nazi camps.[23]
1991  UK Chasing Shadows Naomi Gryn About the childhood experiences of Holocaust survivor Rabbi Hugo Gryn.[24]
1991  Canada A Day in the Warsaw Ghetto: A Birthday Trip in Hell Jack Kuper Based on the diaries of Warsaw ghetto inmates
1991  USA They Risked Their Lives: Rescuers of the Holocaust Gay Block
1992  USA Sequel to Lódz Ghetto Alan Adelson
1992  Poland Miejsce urodzenia Paweł Łoziński English title: Birthplace
1992  France La Rafle du Vel-d'Hiv, La Marche du siècle William Karel
1992  Japan The Visas That Saved Lives Alan Adelson
1992  Sweden Återkomster Joanna Helander and Bo Persson
1993  Canada Children of the Shadows Marc Cukier
1994  Israel/ Germany Balagan Andres Veiel Based on the play Arbeit macht frei by Smadar Jaaron & David Maayan
1994  USA Diamonds in the Snow Mira Reym Binford
1994  USA Choosing One's Way: Resistance in Auschwitz/Birkenau Ted Kay and Allen Secher
1994  USA The Holocaust: In Memory of Millions (TV) Brian Blake Hosted by Walter Cronkite
1994  Austria Die Kunst des Erinnerns - Simon Wiesenthal Johanna Heer and Werner Schmiedel English title: The Art of Remembrance - Simon Wiesenthal
1994  Spain/ Argentina La Memoria del agua Héctor Fáver English title:Memory of Water
1994 Unknown The Power of Conscience: The Danish Resistance and the Rescue of the Jews Alexandra Isles
1994  France/  Switzerland Tzedek Marek Halter
1995  USA/ UK/ Netherlands Anne Frank Remembered (TV) Jon Blair
1995  Israel Bottles in the Cellar Shmuel Imberman
1995  USA Children Remember the Holocaust (TV) Mark Gordon Hosted by Keanu Reeves
1995  USA One Survivor Remembers (TV) Kary Antholis
1995  Israel Reshimot Vanda (TV) Vered Berman
1995  Belgium Rhodes nostalgie (TV) Diane Perelsztejn
1996  France Drancy Avenir Arnaud des Pallières Deportations from Paris[25]
1996  USA My Knees Were Jumping: Remembering the Kindertransports Melissa Hacker
1996  UK Nuremberg Stephen Trombley
1996  USA Survivors of the Holocaust Allan Holzman
1996  UK The Nazis: A Warning from History Laurence Rees and Tilman Remme
1997  Denmark/  UK/  Germany The Island on Bird Street Søren Kragh-Jacobsen Based on the book by Uri Orlev
1997  USA Blood Money: Switzerland's Nazi Gold Stephen Crisman
1997  USA Grüningers Fall Richard Dindo Based on the book by Stefan Keller
1997  USA My Hometown Concentration Camp Bernard Offen
1997  USA In the Shadow of the Reich: Nazi Medicine John Michalczyk Based on the book by Stefan Keller
1997   Switzerland Journal de Rivesaltes 1941–1942 Jacqueline Veuve
1997  USA The Long Way Home Mark Jonathan Harris Narrated by Morgan Freeman
1997  USA The Lost Children of Berlin Elizabeth McIntyre Narrated by Anthony Hopkins
1997  USA Out Loud! Miriam Bjeirre
1997  Germany Das Prinzip Dora Claudette Coulanges and Rolf Coulanges
1997  USA Raising the Ashes Michael O'Keefe
1997  Israel/ Czech Republic Shahor Lavan Zeh Tzivoni Tamir Paul
1997  USA The Trial of Adolf Eichmann Describes the time period of Adolf Eichmann from his being brought to Israel till his execution. Also an insight is given into the mind of the mass murderer
1997  France/ Germany Un vivant qui passe Claude Lanzmann English title: A Visitor from the Living
1997  Germany Unterwegs als sicherer Ort Dietrich Schubert English title On the Move Is a Safe Place
1997  Finland Vankileirien paratiisi Lisa Hovinheimo
1997  Italy Memoria Ruggero Gabbai Selected for the "Berlin International Film Festival". Collection of about ninety eyewitnesses' interviews, the voices of the Italian survivors of the Shoah.
1998  Germany/ Czech Republic Diese Tage in Terezin Sibylle Schönemann English title Those Days in Terezin
1998  Germany/ France/ Poland Fotoamator Dariusz Jablonski English title Photographer; French title Chronique couleur du ghetto de Łódź; German title Der Fotograf
1998  USA The Last Days James Moll Won Academy Award for Documentary Feature
1998  USA A Letter Without Words Lisa Lewenz
1998   Switzerland Nachrichten aus dem Untergrund Andreas Hoessli English title Underground Messengers
1998  USA Never Forget Sherrie Drummond short
1998  USA A Sculpture of Love and Anguish: The Miami Beach Holocaust Memorial David Braman
1998  Italy Life Is Beautiful (La vita è bella) Roberto Benigni Won 3 Academy Awards
1999  USA Burning Questions Michael Porembski
1999  USA The Children of Chabannes Lisa Gossels
1999   Switzerland Children of the Night Jolanta Dylewska
1999  USA Eyewitness Bert Van Bork
1999  Germany Flucht in den Dschungel Michael Juncker
1999  Canada Hidden Heroes Karen Pascal
1999   Switzerland/ Israel Martin Ra'anan Alexandrowicz
1999  USA/ UK Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. Errol Morris
1999  USA Process B-7815 Bernard Offen
1999  USA Tak for Alt: Survival of a Human Spirit Laura Bialis&Broderick Fox&Sarah Levy
1999  Israel/ France/ Germany/ Belgium/ Austria Un spécialiste, portrait d'un criminel moderne Eyal Sivan Documentary film directed by Rony Brauman and Eyal Sivan, originally released in 1999 to theaters worldwide. Made entirely out of the restored original video recordings of Adolf Eichmann's trial at Jerusalem edited down to 120 minutes, the film focuses especially on the desk murderer's psychology. No narration or commentary is used, albeit the material is at times edited visually and acoustically to disturbing effect, to reflect the most disturbing nature of the events related in the words of the witnesses, the court, and the defendant, and scored with disturbing musique concrete or ambient music.

Official Selection of the 1999 Berlin International Film Festival,[26][27] winner of the Grimme-Preis in 2001.[26][27] Was criticized for tendentious editing making Eichmann appear in a more positive light and especially making prosecutor Gideon Hausner appear to display rude and unfair behavior in court, by Stewart Tryster, director of the Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive, in his 2005 documentary Editing the Truth Away: The Eichmann Trial and The Specialist .[28][29]

Released on French VHS and DVD under its original title, on NTSC VHS as Adolf Eichmann: The Specialist, on Region 1 DVD as The Specialist: Portrait of a Modern Criminal, and on German VHS as Ein Spezialist. All of these home video editions are currently out-of-print.

1999 Witness: Voices from the Holocaust Joshua M. Greene&Shiva Kumar
1999  Poland ... gdzie jest mój starszy syn Kain Agnieszka Arnold Considers Jedwabne pogrom


Year Country Title Director Notes
2000  UK Auschwitz: The Final Witnesses Sheldon Lazarus
2000  Spain Cerca del Danubio Felipe Vega
2000  USA Fighter Amir Bar-Lev
2000  USA Typhoons' Last Storm Lawrence Bond
2000  Israel Hazehut Ha'Avuda Shel Hanita Vered Berman
2000  UK The Holocaust on Trial Leslie Woodhead
2000  UK/ USA Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport Mark Jonathan Harris
2000  USA Paragraph 175 Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman Documentary about gays and the Holocaust
2000  Israel Reshimat Ahava David Fisher
2001  USA Exodus to Berlin Jeff Kamen and Peter Laufer
2001  USA Holocaust: New York Tolerance Center Scott Goldstein
2001  Germany Eine Liebe in Auschwitz Thilo Thielke
2001  Poland Śmierć Zygelbojma Dżamila Ankiewicz
2001  Poland Sąsiedzi Agnieszka Arnold Concerns Jedwabne pogrom
2001  France Sobibor, 14 octobre 1943, 16 heures Claude Lanzmann English title: Sobibor, Oct. 14, 1943, 4 p.m.
2001  Canada Struma Radu Gabrea
2001  Slovakia Svedok Dušan Hudec
2002 Illusion Concerns Kurt Gerron
2002  USA Last Dance Mirra Bank
2002  Poland Pamiętam Marcel Lozinski English title:I Remember
2002  USA/ Canada/ Germany/ UK Prisoner of Paradise Malcolm Clarke and Stuart Sender
2002  USA Sudbina mi nije dala da odem Dominik Sedlar and Jakov Sedlar English title:Fate Did Not Let Me Go
2002  Canada Undying Love Helene Klodawsky
2003  USA Berga: Soldiers of Another War Charles Guggenheim
2003  USA/ Denmark Den Danske løsning Karen Cantor and Camilla Kjærulff English title:The Danish Solution: The Rescue of the Jews in Denmark
2003  Australia Long Shadows: Stories from a Jewish Home Kate Hampel
2003  USA Luboml: My Heart Remembers Eileen Douglas and Ron Steinman
2004  USA A Is for Auschwitz: A Weekend with My Grandparents
2004  Canada Against the Odds Jedrzej Jonasz
2004  USA Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust Daniel Anker
2004  USA Paper Clips Elliot Berlin and Joe Fab About the Paper Clips Project
2004  Italy La fuga degli innocenti Leone Pompucci
2004  Germany Wege der Tübinger Juden. Eine Spurensuche Ulrike Baumgärtner
2004  UK Auschwitz: The Nazis and the 'Final Solution' Also known as Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State Dominic Sutherland, Martina Balazova and Detlef Siebert Companion book: Auschwitz: A New History
2004  Germany,  Luxembourg,  Czech Republic The Ninth Day Volker Schlöndorff Based on a portion of Pfarrerblock 25487 (ISBN 2-87963-286-2), the diary of Bernard (1907–1994)
2005  Chile Holocausto:Tercera Generación Daniel Segal, Daniel Halpern
2005  Germany/ Slovakia 2 oder 3 Dinge, die ich von ihm weiß Malte Ludin English title: 2 or 3 Things I Know About Him — Ludin's family's reaction to their father's role in sending Jews to Auschwitz
2005  Hungary Process (TV) Péter Muszatics
2005  Israel A Treasure in Auschwitz (TV) Yahaly Gat
2005  Germany Wenn lang die Bilder schon verblassen... KZ Theresienstadt - Propagandafilm und Wirklichkeit Thilo Pohle
2006  France Amants des hommes Isabelle Darmengeat English title: Men lovers
2006  USA Borrowing Time Robert Allan Black
2006  USA Journey to Justice Steve Palackdharry
2006  USA Knocking Joel Engardio and Tom Shepard
2006  Italy La Strada di Levi Davide Ferrario
2006  Germany Der letzte Zug Joseph Vilsmaier, Dana Vávrová
2006  Austria/ Germany The Counterfeiters Stefan Ruzowitzky
2006  UK Kz Rex Bloomstein

2010s documentary[edit]

Year Country Title Director Notes
2010  Israel/ Germany A Film Unfinished Yael Hersonski
2011  Germany Auschwitz Uwe Boll
2011  Turkey Turkish Passport Burak Arlıel A documentary about the Jews who were rescued by Turkish diplomats through having been given Turkish diplomatic passports.
2012  USA Bearing Witness: The Voices of Our Survivors Heather Elliott-Famularo
2012  USA Misa's Fugue Sean Gaston
2012  USA No Place on Earth Janet Tobias Documentary about a group of Jews who lived in caves in Ukraine for nearly 18 months to escape the Holocaust.
2012  USA REFUGE: Stories of the Selfhelp Home Ethan Bensinger Documentary about the last generation of Holocaust Survivors and Refugees at Chicago's Selfhelp Home
2012  USA The Resort Galina Kalashnikova
2013  Italy The longest journey Ruggero Gabbai A documentary about the last days of the Jews of Rhodes.
2013  France Last of the Unjust Claude Lanzmann
2014  USA Berlin Calling Nigel Dick

A punk fan from Los Angeles traces her father's journey back to the concentration camp in Theresienstadt where he spent two years of his life.

2014  Israel/ Czech Republic/ Slovakia/ USA Gisi Natasha Dudinski The story of Gisi Fleischmann, a woman who believed she can stop the Holocaust if only she succeeded to raise enough money.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Danish Film Institute: Oktoberdage Linked 2014-04-29
  2. ^ The Man in the Glass Booth. IMDb.
  3. ^ Europa Europa at the Internet Movie Database
  4. ^ Danish Film Institute: A Day in October Linked 2014-04-29
  5. ^ Schindler's List at the Internet Movie Database
  6. ^ Schindler's List website.
  7. ^ Vsichni moji blízcí at the Internet Movie Database
  8. ^ Sugihara: Conspiracy of Kindness at the Internet Movie Database
  9. ^ Jewish Virtual Library: Chiune and Yukiko Sugihara.
  10. ^ Nirgendwo in Afrika at the Internet Movie Database
  11. ^ Síla lidskosti - Nicholas Winton at the Internet Movie Database
  12. ^ Geleman Educational Foundation: Nicholas Winton.
  13. ^ Zwartboek at the Internet Movie Database
  14. ^ Black Book website
  15. ^ The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas at the Internet Movie Database
  16. ^ Defiance at the Internet Movie Database
  17. ^ Defiance website.
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  19. ^ [1][dead link]
  20. ^ "Holocaust Era in Croatia: Jasenovac 1941-1945". Retrieved 2013-04-22. 
  21. ^ "Watch The Full Program Online | Memory Of The Camps | FRONTLINE". PBS. Retrieved 2013-04-22. 
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  23. ^ Purple Triangles (1991). IMDb.
  24. ^ Chasing Shadows (1991) – Plot
  25. ^ The film has been described as an « enquête historique, poétique et philosophique sur les traces de l'extermination des Juifs dans Paris et sa banlieue aujourd’hui » — French Wikipedia.
  26. ^ a b THE SPECIALIST, portrait of a modern criminal 1999, (click Awards tab at the top of the article)
  28. ^ (2013). Post script to June 6th posting "...watching Eichman", NYU Orphan Film Project, The Orphan Film Symposium: Archivists, academics, & artists saving, studying, & screening neglected moving images, June 20, 2013
  29. ^ Tryster, Stewart (2011). Audio recording (provided by New York University) of a lecture by Stewart Tryster outlining his criticisms of the film Un spécialiste, delivered at the Sorbonne conference Le procès Eichmann: Réceptions, médiations, postérités, June 7–9, 2011 (42 min., mp3)