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Genocide/Holocaust: Streaming Videos - genocide

This Libguide will provide foundation information on the subject of genocide and specifically the Holocaust. Please refer to the library catalog or check directly with a librarian for additional information.

Suggested streaming films on genocide

Films On Demand (Films Media Group) Database:

(Video descriptions provided by Films Media Group)


The following are examples of information on genocide available in the FMG database. 



Armenia: A Genocide Denied (33:42)


In 1915, the Ottoman Empire tried to exterminate its Christian Armenian citizens, killing perhaps as many as 1.5 million people. Modern-day Turkey denies that it happened.

Item Number: 31480


The Testimony of Khmer Rouge Survivors: Comrade Duch-The Bookkeeper of Death (58:34)

During the Khmer Rouge’s reign of terror, Comrade Duch oversaw the murder of thousands of innocent people in Tuol Sleng prison. In this documentary, Duch is brought up on charges of crimes against humanity at a special UN tribunal, and three of the prison’s seven survivors describe what they endured at Tuol Sleng.


Genocide (03:27)

From Title: Age of Extremes: History of the World

During WWII, Britain and America allied with Russia to defeat Hitler's fascism. The Jewish massacre at Babi Yar, by the Nazis, was a continuation of Russian ethnic cleansing.

Item Number: 57513

Genocide in Rwanda (05:03)

From Title: Armed to the Teeth: The Worldwide Plague of Small Arms

Recent conflicts around the world have been characterized by the terrorist strategy of deliberately targeting civilians. The 1994 genocide in Rwanda shamed the world and has prompted efforts by the United Nations and others to prevent such tragedies in the future.

Item Number: 32654

Evidence of the 20th Century's First Genocide (03:12)

From Title: Armenia: A Genocide Denied

In 1915 the Ottoman Turks expelled the entire Christian Armenian population from their eastern Turkey homelands. Forced on death marches to the Syrian desert, at least one million Armenians were burned, shot, or clubbed to death.

Item Number: 31480

First Stage of Armenian Genocide (03:01)

From Title: The Armenian Genocide—Educator's Edition

In 1914, the Young Turk government sees the Armenians as threats to the state. They massacre the Armenian soldiers. This is the first stage of the Armenian genocide. In 1915, they imprison and massacre intellectuals and leaders.

Item Number: 39141

Uncovering a Genocide (02:15)

From Title: The Bosnian Identity

Armor Masovic of the Missing Persons Institute explains that 30,000 people disappeared during Bosnian War, the majority of them Muslims. 22,000 victims have been found in 600 mass graves, many body parts have been exhumed and relocated in an attempted cover up.

Item Number: 52779

Getting Away with Genocide (02:04)

From Title: Crimes Against Humanity: Justice Pursued

Gerald Gahima discusses the lesson from Rwanda. He plans to learn how to bring perpetrators to justice. Ephriam Zuroff discusses the key components of justice. (Graphic images throughout film)

Item Number: 7629

Overview of Genocide in Darfur and Chad (05:08)

From Title: Crisis in Darfur

An estimated 200,000 people have been tortured and killed in Sudanese government sanctioned attacks in Darfur, and the genocide is spreading. Journalists who have witnessed the crisis first-hand explain its origins and and the horrors they've seen.

Item Number: 39093

A Fatal Impact: Eugenics, Social Darwinism, and Genocide (51:55)

During the 19th century, racial categorization took on a pseudoscientific stance. This program shows how the academic racism of the period helped to spread imperialist policies across the globe. Sifting through the “science” of eugenics and its link to social Darwinism, the film juxtaposes the racial hygiene theories of Robert Knox, Francis Galton, and Eugen Fischer with racial warfare in Tasmania, Victorian apathy in famine-wracked India, and—prefacing the Holocaust—horrific German colonization tactics in Namibia. Expert commentary comes from author David Dabydeen, Dr. Maria Misra of Oxford University, and Professor Catherine Hall of University College London. Contains graphic footage from concentration camps. Original BBC broadcast title: A Fatal Impact. (53 minutes)

Item Number: 39664

Genocide: From Biblical Times Through the Ages (56:38)

Although the term "genocide" was coined by humanitarian Rafael Lemkin in reference to the Turkish expulsion and slaughter of Armenians in the early 20th century, the phenomenon is as old as civilization. In this program, a variety of experts analyze biblical accounts and some of the earliest documented examples of genocide, as in the Athenian siege of Milos in 416 BC, to explore the psychology that motivates such violence. This grim survey of history looks at the extermination of Tasmanians, Native Americans, Namibia’s Herero tribe, and the Armenians. Guests include Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, William Schulz, then executive director of Amnesty International USA; and David Scheffer, then U.S. ambassador-at-large for war crimes. Viewer discretion is advised. (57 minutes)

Item Number: 29045

Genocide: The Horror Continues (56:45)

The late 20th century produced a sinister euphemism: "ethnic cleansing." This program concludes a comprehensive survey of genocide by looking at the most recent examples in Iraq, Iran, and Turkey; Burundi and Rwanda; the former Yugoslavia; Indonesia and East Timor; and Chechnya. The role and efforts of the United Nations are discussed as well as what the future holds in trying to prevent genocide. Among many scholars, experts, and survivors interviewed are Jamsheed Marker, former U.S. Ambassador and negotiator to East Timor; Gregory H. Stanton, director of Genocide Watch; and Joseph Mutaboba, Rwandan Ambassador to the UN. Viewer discretion is advised. (57 minutes)

Item Number: 29048

Genocide in the First Half of the 20th Century (57:34)

State-sanctioned violence has always existed, but technological advances have facilitated its use as a viable means of exerting political power. This program continues the examination of the history of genocide, focusing on the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot, the 1923 Rosewood Massacre, Stalin’s forced Ukrainian famine, the Japanese Rape of Nanking, and the Holocaust. A host of survivors, experts, and scholars include Martha Barnett, president of the American Bar Association; Eddie Faye Gates; Iris Chang, author of The Rape of Nanking; Yehuda Bauer, director of the Yad Vashem International Institute for Holocaust Research; and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel. Viewer discretion is advised. (57 minutes)

Item Number: 29046

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