It is amazing who they got together to be in this Doc. 5 former prisoners of the Germans in WW II who were at the worst of the prison camps. Another person was a Sonderkommando who is a jewish person who worked at the gas chambers clearing out the dead. Another person was a doctor who did experiments on Jews in the camps. A pretty amazing documentary as each of these people tells a portion of their story. The film is put together in an interesting way that tells the story through the words of these folks.
Highly, highly recommended - especially if you want to get a better understanding of the Holocaust from people who actually lived through it. I taught this subject for more than 25 years and used this film every year after it came out. The power of first hand accounts cannot be denied!
Another very important documentary to own and experience. This would make a great teaching tool and class room discussion on the horrors and the aftermath of the Holocaust. A personal and emotional, touching experience.
very real and amazing stories of the survivors of those camps . Puts you face to face with their will to survive day to day , and somehow they came through it to lead a normal life again , amazing stories.
Many Hungarian Jews perceived themselves as loyal and enthusiastic citizens of their chosen country. They took it for granted that their Christian neighbors were true friends and wished them no harm. This illusion was brutally shattered after the Nazi invasion. These Christians often took special delight in harassing Jews and handing them over to Hitler's thugs. What happened to God? Why did He allow such evil to exist? You will find the interviews with these survivors of the Holocaust riveting.
The Hungarian aspect of the Holocaust is most interesting, if for no other reason, but to show how committed the Nazis were to slaughtering Jews and others deemed racially inferior---even if it jeopardized their war efforts. Indeed, it appears that Jew killing was deemed of paramount importance. Nothing else was allowed to stand in the way. One might even argue that the Third Reich's emphasis on sending victims to the death camps cost it the war.