Holocaust Films Database

Based on the Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg's book

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Holocaust Films Database

The Holocaust as Seen by Through Film by Rabbi Dr. Bernhard H. Rosenberg is a special book that adds to his other authored that educate students, educators and the community about the Holocaust and assists in meeting the New Jersey mandate that all students must learn about the Holocaust and genocide.

This book in particular blends the specific cognitive, historical aspects of the atrocity with excellent literature which helps meet the new common core standards through the pictures, questions, discussions and research associated with each story.

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This site contains a brief description of a select collection of Holocaust related and inspired films, along with relevant questions to spark dynamic classroom discussion. It is not designed to be an exhaustive list, but rather, numerous movies, documentaries, and films that the author believes are of value to students of the Holocaust and their teachers.

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Movie Poster There Once Was a Town
Year: 2000
Country: US
Director: Jeff Bieber
Language: English
Rating: PG
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A Remarkable Journey of Hope and Survival In 1941, Nazis invaded the small town of Eishyshok, Poland (now Lithuania), and brutally murdered nearly all 3,500 Jewish residents. Fifty-six years after the massacre, four survivors and their families return to their childhood home. This remarkable 90-minute documentary is narrated by Actor Ed Asner, a descendant of an Eishyshok family. Reknowned Professor and author Yaffa Eliach leads the group in its search for remnants of Jewish life that flourished before the war. The documentary is based in part on Professor Eliach’s critically-acclaimed book, “There Once Was a World: A Nine Hundred Year Chronicle of the Shtetl of Eishyshok.” The Director, Jeff Bieber, brilliantly captures the 'Zeitgeist' of pre WWII Eishyshok, while simultaneously capturing the horrors that the victims endured during and after the Holocaust.


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On this map you will be able to click on the markers (CC, cities, routes) and get a quick reference about the related locations to films.