Genocide

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Released 1981

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Director:
Arnold Schwartzman
Released:
1981
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Genocide offers a heartbreaking look at the horrors suffered by the Jewish people in Nazi-controlled Germany during the Holocaust. Released in 1982, Simon Wisenthal, Nazi-hunter, warns, "Believe me, it can happen again," as evidence is presented to show anti-Semitism is on the rise. Director Arnold Schwartzman chronicles the Holocaust through the words and pictures of those who lived it, including personal letters from victims offering farewells to loved ones and first-hand accounts of massacres. Also included are newsreels showing footage of liberated concentration camps and the victims rescued and archived footage of the Nuremberg Trials where members of the Nazi leadership were tried for war crimes. Schwartzman begins with an overview of the political conditions present in Europe that led to the rise of the Nazi party and the Nazi's march from country to country. Elizabeth Taylor and Orson Welles narrate the documentary. The film received the Academy Award in 1982 for Best Documentary.

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