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Almost Peaceful

Set during the largely unexplored period immediately following World War II, the film follows a group of mostly Jewish Parisians who attempt to restart their lives and rekindle their capacity for happiness in the shadow of unspeakable horrors.

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Anti-Nazi Classics Vol. 2

This DVD box set features four films about Nazi Germany: Rotation (Wolfgang Staudte), Council of the Gods (Kurt Maetzig), The Axe of Wandsbek (Falk Harnack) and The Adventures of Werner Holt (Joachim Kunert).

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Architecture of Doom, The

A Film by Peter Cohen. Featuring never-before-seen film footage of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime, this spectacular film shows the inner workings of the Third Reich and illuminates the Nazi aesthetic in art, architecture and popular culture.

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Axe of Wandsbek, The: DEFA Collection

The Nazis need a hangman to put a group of political prisoners to death, and the town butcher agrees to do the deed. Adapted from the novel by German-Jewish author Arnold Zweig, this classic was directed by a former anti-Nazi resistance fighter.

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Bible Unearthed, The

The Bible is both a religious and historical work, but how much is myth and how much is history? This investigation into the origins of the Bible visits archaeological digs in Egypt, Jordan and Israel – including Megiddo, the cradle of biblical archaeology.

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Constantine's Sword

This astonishing exploration of the dark side of Christianity follows former priest and National Book Award winner James Carroll on a journey of remembrance and reckoning.

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Council of the Gods: DEFA Collection

Based on testimony from the Nuremberg Trial of chemical giant I.G. Farben, this is the story of the collaboration between international corporations and Nazi scientists, whose research contributed to the death of millions.

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Cup Final

A Film by Eran Riklis. When an Israeli soldier is captured by a band of PLO fighters en route to Beirut, a passion for soccer leads to a tale of shared humanity.

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Dad on the Run

A Film by Dante Desarthe. Fueled by klezmer and set in the Paris night world, Dad On The Run is an intelligent & hilarious screwball comedy involving Bar Mitzvahs, frozen fish and a misplaced foreskin.

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Dear Uncle Adolf: The Germans and Their Fuhrer

A treasure of more than 100,000 personal letters written by the German people to Adolf Hitler was recently found, hidden in a secret Russian archive. They provide a reflection of the German spirit in the years from 1932 to 1945.

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Defamation

Intent on shaking up the ultimate ‘sacred cow’ for Jews, Israeli director Yoav Shamir embarks on a provocative – and at times irreverent – quest to answer the question, “What is anti-Semitism today?”

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Eye of Vichy, The

A Film by Claude Chabrol (Madame Bovary). Using rarely seen Nazi and Vichy propaganda newsreels and footage, Chabrol creates a masterful look at the Nazi occupation of France during World War II.

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Eyes Wide Open

Aaron is a dedicated husband and father in Jerusalem’s ultra-orthodox community. But when he meets Ezri, a handsome student, he soon falls in love with him, until guilt, torment and community pressure lead him to make a radical decision.

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Fighter

From director Amir Bar-Lev (The Tillman Story, My Kid Could Paint That), a unique adventure unfolds as two friends - both survivors of Hitler's invasion of Czechoslovakia and now living in America - take a risky road trip into their past.

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Fire On the Mountain

From filmmakers Beth & George Gage (Bidder 70,American Outrage) comes this thrilling story of the 10th Mountain Division, America's only winter warfare fighting unit, who fought the Nazis on skis in the high mountains.

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Forgiving Dr. Mengele

Eva Kor and her sister were victims of the infamous Nazi doctor Josef Mengele at Auschwitz. Haunted ever since, something shocking occurs: Eva finds the power to forgive him. But not everyone is ready to forgive the unforgivable.

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Führer Cult and Megalomania

By early in the 20th century Nuremberg was regarded as the most anti-Semitic city in Europe. By 1929 Hitler had decided to make it the "City of the Party Rallies" and a symbol representing the greatness of the German Empire.

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German Doctor, The

Patagonia, 1960. A German doctor meets an Argentinean family who welcomes him into their home and entrusts their daughter to his care, not knowing that they are harboring Josef Mengele, one of WWII's most heinous Nazi war criminals.

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Go For Zucker

Dani Levy's controversial and hilarious contemporary farce about pool shark and all-around hustler Jaeckie Zucker is the first German-Jewish comedy to come out of Germany since World War II.

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Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg

The story of Swedish businessman Raoul Wallenberg (Stellan Skarsgard), who helped Jews in Budapest, Hungary, in 1944 obtain Swedish passports to get them out of Adolph Eichmann's deadly path.

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Gottfried Helnwein and the Dreaming Child

A fascinating look at the creative process, this unique documentary explores what happens when the artist Gottfried Helnwein takes on the role of Production Designer for a never-before-seen opera written by Israel‘s most famous playwright.

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Grand Role, The

Thinking he has been cast in a Yiddish version of The Merchant of Venice, struggling Parisian actor Maurice tells his beloved wife Perla. But when the part goes to an American star, Maurice must play the role of his life to be sure Perla doesn’t find out.

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Hamsun

In this epic story of love and treason, Max von Sydow (The Exorcist, Minority Report, Hannah and Her Sisters, The Seventh Seal) gives a towering performance as Knut Hamsun, Norway’s controversial Nobel Laureate who embraced Hitler.

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Heinrich Himmler: Anatomy of a Mass Murderer

Born into a bourgeois family, Heinrich Himmler became the driving force behind the indescribable crimes of the Nazi regime. Using rare archival materials, this film biography shows how – and why – Himmler became a “monster of history.”

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Hiding and Seeking

This award-winning documentary tells the dramatic and emotional story of a Jewish father who journeys with his two utlra-orthodox sons back to Poland to try to find the Christian farmers who hid their family from the Nazis.

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Hitler and the Nazis Box Set

This special edition box set features four eye-opening documentaries about Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime: The Architecture of Doom, Nazi Medicine, The Cross and The Star and Claude Chabrol's The Eye of Vichy.

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Hitler Chronicles, The

This collector's edition box set features four riveting documentaries about Adolf Hitler and the rise and fall of the Third Reich: The Architecture of Doom, Dear Uncle Adolf, Hitler: A Career, and The Top Secret Trial of the Third Reich.

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Homo Sapiens 1900

Homo Sapiens 1900 is a stunning exploration of the history of eugenics, race hygiene and the quest to improve the human race featuring startling archival footage and long-hidden documents.

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House of Life

House of Life tells the story of The Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague, the site of layer upon layer of buried members of the once-vibrant Jewish community, and chronicles its history which is rich in lore, mysticism, tradition and philosophy.

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Howling with the Angels

When Hitler’s army marched into Prague in 1938, Jan Bodon, a young captain with a secret in the Czech Army was “asked” to join the Nazis. He promptly fled and joined the Czech Resistance Movement instead.

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Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Enter Here

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Enter Here is a double portrait in film of the lives and work of Russia's most celebrated international artists, now American citizens, as they come to terms with their global lives and the new Russia.

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In the Family

At 31, filmmaker Joanna Rudnick faces an impossible decision: remove her breasts and ovaries or risk incredible odds of developing cancer. Intensely personal and timely, this provocative film asks: How much do you sacrifice to survive?

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Inventing Our Life: The Kibbutz Experiment

Set against the backdrop of the kibbutz movement's 100-year history, Inventing Our Life reveals the heartbreak and hope of Israel's communal living experiment and asks: can a radically socialist institution survive a new capitalist reality?

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Kabbalah Me

In Kabbalah Me, director Steven Bram embarks on a personal journey into the esoteric spiritual phenomenon known as Kabbalah which ultimately leads to profound changes across all aspects of his life.

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Last Dance

Powerhouse creative forces unite, and sparks fly, in Mirra Bank's award-winning film that follows the dazzling Pilobolus Dance Theater and Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are) as they collaborate on a dance-theater work honoring a Holocaust legacy.

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Last Flight of Petr Ginz, The

By 14 he had written five novels and penned a diary about the Nazi occupation of Prague. By 16 he had produced 170 drawings and paintings, edited an underground magazine in the Jewish ghetto, and had walked to the gas chamber at Auschwitz.

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Lenny Bruce Without Tears

The outrageous, groundbreaking comic whose iconoclastic material in a conservative era got him into tragic trouble is here profiled by a close friend who prefers to remember the laughs Lenny Bruce's memory evokes instead of the tears.

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Leon Blum: For All Mankind

This powerful documentary tells the story of Leon Blum – a Jew who served as prime minister of France, and who was also a prisoner of the Nazis at the Buchenwald concentration camp.

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Life Apart: Hasidism in America, A

A Film by Menachem Daum & Oren Rudavsky. Seven years in the making, this extraordinarily intimate film takes us into the mysterious and joyous world of the Hasidic Jews, revealing a place few outsiders have seen and fewer yet could imagine.

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Lost Islands

The biggest box office success in Israel in 2008, this autobiographical drama features an all-star Israeli cast and provides an entertaining yet incisive look at loyalty and betrayal, and the power of love versus the bonds of family.

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Mountain

Zvia lives with her family on Jerusalem's Mount of Olives. She goes for walks, trying to escape the endless house work. One night, she is exposed to an unsettling sexual scene and starts exploring this new realm of the mountain.

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My Fuhrer

The bastard love child of Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator and Mel Brooks’ The Producers , My Führer is a wildly provocative and laugh-out-loud satire about Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich.

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Nazi Medicine: In the Shadow of the Reich & The Cross and the Star

Two films by John Michalczyk. Nazi Medicine & The Cross and the Star are two riveting documentaries which confront the horrors of Hitler's Third Reich.

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Next Year Jerusalem

Choosing life in life's final chapter is the poignant subtext of the surprisingly uplifting Next Year Jerusalem, a lyrical portrait of eight nursing home residents who make a pilgrimage to Israel.

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Night of Broken Glass, The

After seizing power, the Nazis began their crusade against Jews with discriminatory laws and the looting of property; they turned to violence openly in what has come to be known as Kristallnacht: the night of broken glass.

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Off and Running

With white Jewish lesbians for parents, Avery grew up in a unique and loving household. But her curiosity about her African-American roots thrusts her into an exploration of race and identity that threatens to distance her from her family.

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Old Jews Telling Jokes

The joke tellers featured aren’t professionals; they’re doctors, lawyers, a garment worker, a wine salesman. With klezmer music backing them up, these funny old alter kockers deliver, with great delight, the off-color jokes from a bygone era.

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Orchestra of Exiles

In the 1930s Hitler began firing Jewish musicians across Europe. Overcoming extraordinary obstacles, violinist Bronislaw Huberman moved these great musicians to Palestine and formed what would become the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Praying with Lior

Winner of multiple awards and acclaimed by audiences around the world, this moving and entertaining documentary asks whether someone with Down syndrome can be a “spiritual genius.”

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Reich Underground, The

Long forgotten after the victorious American Army sealed them off from intruders, the sprawling underground labyrinths built by the Nazis to house armament factories are reopened for the first time in decades by a team of experts.

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Ruins of Lifta, The

Lifta is the only Arab village abandoned in the 1948 Arab-Israeli war that has not been destroyed or repopulated by Jews. Jewish filmmaker Menachem meets Yacoub, a Palestinian who now leads the struggle to save the ruins of his village.

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Search for Mengele, The

Josef Mengele was the most notorious SS doctor at Auschwitz. After the end of World War II, Mengele was one of the world’s most wanted war criminals – yet for the next forty years he escaped justice.

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Spark Among the Ashes

In this emotional documentary, a 13-year-old Connecticut boy stands at the center of a complex human drama that attracts world-wide attention when he travels to Cracow to participate in the first bar mitzvah there since the War.

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Sukkah City

Sukkah City chronicles the architecture and design competition in New York City conceived by best-selling author Joshua Foer that explores the creative potential of the ancient Jewish sukkah.

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Tickle in the Heart, A

An international smash hit and the world's most popular film about klezmer music, A Tickle in the Heart captures the story of the Epstein Brothers - Max, Willie and Julius - klezmer legends on a joyous (and hilarious) international tour.

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Top Secret Trial of the Third Reich, The

Through authentic footage of the 1944 trial of the men who conspired to assassinate the Führer, this astonishing film details the various attempts to assassinate Hitler and sheds light on the anti-Nazi resistance.

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Unknown Soldier, The

The Unknown Soldier documents Germany’s controversial Wehrmacht Exhibition, which for the first time ever revealed the personal letters, photographs and film footage implicating the common foot soldier in horrific acts.

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Wagner & Me

With the witty and charming English actor and raconteur Stephen Fry as our guide, this surprising film is a provocative yet enjoyable look at Richard Wagner‘s life – and his 'stained' legacy.

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Wagner's Jews

German composer Richard Wagner was notoriously anti-Semitic and his writings were embraced by the Nazis. But there is another, lesser-known side to this story. For years, many of Wagner's closest associates and supporters were Jews.

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Waiting for Armageddon

America’s 50-million strong Evangelical community is convinced that the world’s future is foretold in Biblical prophecy. Waiting for Armageddon explores this apocalyptic worldview, from the homefront in America to the future battlefield of Israel.

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We Were So Beloved

Between 1933 and 1941 thousands of Jews fled Nazi Germany and Austria for America. Leaving behind brothers, sisters and parents, more than 20,000 of them came together in Washington Heights in New York City.

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Welcome to Leith

Welcome to Leith chronicles the attempted takeover of a small town in North Dakota by notorious white supremacist Craig Cobb. As his behavior becomes more threatening, the residents desperately look for ways to expel their unwanted neighbor.

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When Jews Were Funny

Insightful and hilarious, When Jews Were Funny surveys the history of Jewish comedy, from the early days of Borsht belt to the present, ultimately exploring the entire unruly question of what it means to be Jewish.

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Yana's Friends

A Film by Arik Kaplun. "Sweet, sexy and unexpectedly enchanting, Yana's Friends is the feel-good comedy that could...an intimate delight molded from heart and humanity." - Seattle Post-Intelligencer