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Genocide/Holocaust: Streaming Videos - Holocaust

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.

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Films On Demand (Films Media Group) Database:

(Video descriptions provided by Films Media Group)


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




Holocaust: Worst Human Experience in History (06:54)

From Title: A&E Classroom: The Class of the 20th Century—1945-1952

Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel describes some of his experience in a German concentration camp, including his liberation by a Black soldier. Through film, Americans are exposed to the horror of the camps for the first time. (graphic images)

Item Number: 42344

Amos Oz Discusses the Holocaust (01:23)

From Title: Amos Oz

Amos Oz is one of the best known and most influential Israeli intellectuals in the world. Oz discusses his views of the Holocaust.

Item Number: 29349

Holocaust in Eastern Europe (02:19)

From Title: The Earth Is the Lord's

The Nazis invaded Poland in 1939, later beginning the mass murder of Polish and Russian Jews.

Item Number: 44225

Facing Hate (56:49)

"Hate is not only destructive, it is self-destructive."—Elie Wiesel

In this moving personal testament, Nobel Laureate and human rights advocate Elie Wiesel talks with Bill Moyers about his own childhood experiences at Auschwitz and analyzes the source of Nazi hatred toward Jews—"we weren’t human in their eyes." Wiesel reflects on his own apparent inability to hate, and discusses ethnic hatred at work in Bosnia and other Eastern European countries since the end of the Cold War. (58 minutes)

Item Number: 6776

Images of the Holocaust (02:03)

From Title: The Jewish Americans: The Best of Times, the Worst of Times

After the World War II nothing could prepare Jewish Americans for the images of the death camps they saw in their local movie theaters.

Item Number: 41013

Jews and the Holocaust (02:11)

From Title: The Jewish People: A Story of Survival—Educator's Edition

Hitler's wish was to annihilate the Jews through mass murders and imprisonment. In the Warsaw ghetto, Jews collected archives that were found after the war. Hitler systematically murdered one-third of the world's population of Jews.

Item Number: 39716

Eugenics and the Holocaust (02:10)

From Title: Microscopes and Mutants

Fascination with genetics in the early 1900s contributed to a rise in popularity of eugenics, a philosophy that advocates improvement of the human species through controlled breeding. The eugenic murder of people deemed "unfit" was the first step toward the Holocaust in Nazi Germany.

Item Number: 36224

Holocaust (01:48)

From Title: The War of the World: A New History of the 20th Century—Part 2, A Tainted Victory

The Holocaust was unique as a genocide committed by a highly educated and sophisticated country. At first only elite units participated, then later ordinary policemen.

Item Number: 44402

Death Camp Treblinka: Survivor Stories (58:43)

The extermination camp of Treblinka was created by the Nazis to eliminate the huge captive Jewish population in occupied Poland and beyond. In a frenzy of mass murder lasting less than two years, as many as 900,000 Jewish men women and children, including the inhabitants of the Warsaw ghetto, were murdered in this tiny camp hidden deep in the woods. No one liberated Treblinka—to be a survivor you had to fight your way out. In August 1943, a few hundred slave laborers did so, and today only two witnesses remain: Samuel Willenberg and Kalman Taigman. Revealing their powerful testimonies, this important film sheds powerful new light on Treblinka and documents their remarkable histories after the atrocities as they continued to lead extraordinary lives; Willenberg became a hero of the 1944 Warsaw uprising, while Taigman was a witness in the trial of Adolf Eichmann, one of the major architects of the Final Solution. A BBC Production.

Item Number: 57465



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