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The Holocaust movies

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1. Schindler's List (1993)
"This pin. Two people. This is gold. Two more people. He would have given me two for it, at least one. One more person. A person, Stern. For this. I could have gotten one more person … and I didn't! And I … I didn't!"

Oskar Schindler, a German businessman who saved the lives of more than a thousand Polish Jewish refugees during the Holocaust by employing them in his factories.






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People who added this item 163  Average listal rating (44 ratings) 8.8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
2. Shoah (1985)
Although loosely structured, the film is concerned mainly with four topics: Chełmno, where gas vans were first used to exterminate Jews; the death camps of Treblinka and Auschwitz-Birkenau; and the Warsaw Ghetto, with testimonies from survivors, witnesses, and perpetrators.

People who added this item 58  Average listal rating (32 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.1 
3. Fateless (2005)
It is the story of a teenage boy (the Nobel Prize winner author Imre Kertész) who is sent to concentration camps at Auschwitz, Buchenwald, and Zeitz.

People who added this item 19  Average listal rating (9 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 6.9 
4. Triumph of the Spirit (1989)
The majority of the film is set in the death camp at Auschwitz during the Holocaust and details how Nazi SS guards forced Jewish boxer Salamo Arouch to fight other internees to the death for their entertainment.

People who added this item 2778  Average listal rating (1749 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.6 
5. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Guido Orefice who must employ his fertile imagination to help his son survive their internment in a Nazi concentration camp.



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People who added this item 8  Average listal rating (2 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 7.3 
6. Distant Journey (1950)
Hana, a Jewish eye doctor who falls in love and marries a Gentile named Toník. Their simple love story becomes a nightmare when the government begins the systematized extermination of the Jews. Hana's family is transported to Theresienstadt, and the romance becomes a struggle for survival.

People who added this item 73  Average listal rating (32 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 7.1 
7. The Grey Zone (2001)
The story of the Jewish Sonderkommando XII in the Auschwitz concentration camp in October 1944. These prisoners were made to assist the camp's guards in shepherding their victims to the gas chambers and dispose of the bodies in ovens.

People who added this item 1494  Average listal rating (845 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.8 
8. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
Bruno, an eight-year-old German boy who leads a rather comfortable life in Berlin during the World War II. His father is a high ranking Nazi SS officer, but things change when the family has to move due to his father's new post. In his innocence, Bruno sees the nearby concentration camp as a "farm" and wonders why its inhabitants are always wearing striped pyjamas. Eventually Bruno becomes friends with a Jewish boy his own age who lives on the other side of the fence.



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People who added this item 57  Average listal rating (29 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 7.6 
9. Diamonds of the Night (1964)
Film about two boys on the run from a train taking them to a concentration camp.




People who added this item 417  Average listal rating (220 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
10. Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987)
Louis Malle, who at age 11 was attending a Roman Catholic boarding school near Fontainebleau. One day, he witnessed a Gestapo raid in which three Jewish students and a Jewish teacher were rounded up and deported to Auschwitz. All four were gassed on arrival. The school's headmaster, Lucien Bunel - Père Jacques de Jesus, was arrested for harboring them and sent to the concentration camp at Mauthausen. He died shortly after the camp was liberated by the American Army, having refused to leave until the last French prisoner was repatriated. Forty years later, Yad Vashem granted the title Righteous Among the Nations to Pere Jacques.


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11. Visas and Virtue (1997)
Chiune "Sempo" Sugihara, who is known as "The Japanese Schindler", issued over 2,000 transit visas to Polish and Lithuanian Jews from his consulate in Kaunas, Lithuania, in August 1940, in defiance of his own government (Japan), thereby allowing an estimated 6,000 individuals to escape the impending Holocaust.

People who added this item 37  Average listal rating (11 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.9 
12. Paragraph 175 (2000)
The film chronicles the lives of several men who were arrested by the Nazis for homosexuality under Paragraph 175, the sodomy provision of the German penal code, dating back to 1871.

Between 1933 and 1945, 100,000 men were arrested under Paragraph 175. Some were imprisoned, others were sent to concentration camps. Only about 4,000 survived

People who added this item 335  Average listal rating (213 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.6 
13. The Counterfeiters (2007)
It fictionalizes Operation Bernhard, a secret plan by the Nazis during the Second World War to destabilize the United Kingdom by flooding its economy with forged Bank of England currency. The film centers on a Jewish counterfeiter, Salomon 'Sally' Sorowitsch, who is coerced into assisting the Nazi operation at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp.




People who added this item 110  Average listal rating (53 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 7.3 
14. Amen. (2002)
The film "Amen." examines the links between the Vatican and Nazi Germany. The central character is Kurt Gerstein, a member of the Institute for Hygiene of the Waffen-SS who is horrified by what he sees in the death camps. Moreover, he is shocked to learn that the process he used to purify water for his troops, by using zyklon, served as a basis to kill people in gas chambers. Gerstein attempts to notify Pope Pius XII, but is appalled by the lack of response he gets from the Catholic hierarchy. The only person moved is Riccardo Fontana, a young Jesuit priest.

People who added this item 6  Average listal rating (1 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 6.9 
15. The Day the Clown Cried (1972)
The film was met with controversy regarding its premise and content, which features a circus clown who is imprisoned in a Nazi camp.

People who added this item 228  Average listal rating (123 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.4 
16. Jakob the Liar (1999)
The movie is set in 1944 in a ghetto in Poland, in the times of the Holocaust. The movie is based on the book by Jurek Becker about World War II Jewish Ghetto life.

People who added this item 16  Average listal rating (10 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 7.2 
17. Jacob the Liar (1975)
The movie is set in 1944 in a ghetto in Poland, in the times of the Holocaust. The movie is based on the book by Jurek Becker about World War II Jewish Ghetto life.

People who added this item 51  Average listal rating (25 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.9 
18. Seven Beauties (1975)
Pasqualino and another soldier have deserted the Italian Army somewhere in Germany. They are captured and sent to a concentration camp where Pasqualino tries to seduce the large and unattractive female commandant in order to save his own life.

People who added this item 6  Average listal rating (2 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.4 
19. Samson (1961)
Director Andrzej Wajda's World War II film alludes to the Old Testament story of Samson, who had supernatural physical strength. But unlike the Biblical character, Wajda's Samson has great emotional strength.

People who added this item 3565  Average listal rating (2116 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.5 
20. The Pianist (2002)
Biography by Jewish-Polish musician Władysław Szpilman.




People who added this item 152  Average listal rating (71 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.7 
21. Europa Europa (1990)
Solomon Perel, a Jew who escaped persecution by the Nazis by masquerading as an Aryan.

People who added this item 20  Average listal rating (5 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.2 
22. ...and the Fifth Horseman is Fear (1965)
Set in Prague during the Nazi occupation, the film follows Dr. Braun, a Jewish doctor forbidden to practice medicine who instead works for Nazi officials cataloging confiscated Jewish property. All Braun wants to do is survive, but his pragmatic mentality is challenged when an injured resistance fighter stumbles into his apartment building. A quest for morphine leads Dr. Braun through his tortured city, where fear eats away at the social structure.

People who added this item 125  Average listal rating (51 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 7.9 
23. The Shop on Main Street (1965)
Czechoslovak film about the Aryanization programme during World War II in the Slovak State.

People who added this item 146  Average listal rating (53 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.3 
24. Aimée & Jaguar (1999)
The film explores the lives of Felice Schragenheim, a Jewish woman who assumed a false name and who belongs to an underground organization, and Lilly Wust, a married mother of four children, unsatisfied with her husband (a German soldier). Felice takes the initiative in the love affair. Lilly, fascinated with the strength of Felice and her friends, falls deeply in love because she realizes that she can give love with a cosmopolitan woman rather than merely receive love from a man.

People who added this item 59  Average listal rating (29 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
25. Edges of the Lord (2001)
A Jewish boy who is hidden from the occupying Germans by posing as the Catholic nephew of a local farmer, with the aid of a local priest.

People who added this item 122  Average listal rating (84 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.7 
26. Train of Life (1998)
It tells the story of an eastern European Jewish village's plan to escape the Holocaust.

People who added this item 645  Average listal rating (411 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.2 
27. Defiance (2008)
Four Jewish brothers from Belarus who escaped the Nazi persecution and fought back to rescue fellow Jews.




People who added this item 31  Average listal rating (14 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 6.5 
28. Voyage of the Damned (1976)
The story was inspired by true events concerning the fate of the MS St. Louis ocean liner carrying Jewish refugees from Germany to Cuba in 1939.

People who added this item 35  Average listal rating (14 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
29. Fugitive Pieces (2007)
The film tells the story of Jakob Beer, who is orphaned in Poland during World War II and is saved by a Greek archeologist.

People who added this item 1875  Average listal rating (1067 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.6 
30. The Reader (2008)
Michael Berg, a German lawyer who as a teenager in the late 1950s had an affair with an older woman, Hanna Schmitz, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as a guard at a Nazi concentration camp in the later years of World War II. Michael realizes that Hanna is keeping a personal secret she believes is worse than her Nazi past - a secret which, if revealed, could help her at the tria

People who added this item 28  Average listal rating (12 ratings) 5.5  IMDB Rating 5.2 
31. Death in Love (2008)
About a love affair between a Jewish woman and a doctor overseeing human experimentation at a Nazi concentration camp, and the impact this has on her sons' lives in the 1990s.

People who added this item 430  Average listal rating (269 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.7 
32. Apt Pupil (1998)
In the 1980s in southern California, high school student Todd Bowden discovers fugitive Nazi war criminal Kurt Dussander living in his neighborhood under the pseudonym Arthur Denker. Bowden, obsessed with Nazism and acts of the Holocaust, persuades Dussander to share his stories, and their relationship stirs malice in each of them.

People who added this item 63  Average listal rating (30 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 6.3 
33. Adam Resurrected (2008)
The story of Adam Stein, a charismatic patient of a psychiatric asylum for Holocaust survivors in Israel, in 1961.

People who added this item 200  Average listal rating (88 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 6.8 
34. The Night Porter (1974)
Maximilian Theo Aldorfer, a former Nazi SS officer, and Lucia Atherton, a concentration camp survivor who had an ambiguous relationship with Aldorfer. Flashbacks show Max tormenting Lucia, but also acting as her protector. In an iconic scene, Lucia sings a Marlene Dietrich song to the concentration camp guards while wearing pieces of an SS uniform, and Max rewards her with the head of a male inmate who had been bullying the other inmates. (A reference to Salome.)

Thirteen years after World War II, Lucia meets Aldorfer again; he is now the night porter at a Vienna hotel. There, they fall back into their sadomasochistic relationship.

People who added this item 473  Average listal rating (223 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.7 
35. Sophie's Choice (1982)
Film that tells the story of a Polish immigrant, Sophie, and her tempestuous lover who share a boarding house with a young writer in Brooklyn.

People who added this item 107  Average listal rating (47 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
36. The Pawnbroker (1964)
With the rise of Hitler, Sol Nazerman, a German-Jewish university professor, is dragged to a concentration camp along with his family. He sees his two children die and his wife raped by Nazi officers. Now he operates a pawnshop in East Harlem. Numbed by his experiences, he has worked hard not to experience emotions. Nazerman is bitter and alienated, viewing the people around him as "rejects, scum."

People who added this item 10  Average listal rating (5 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.5 
37. The Man in the Glass Booth (1975)
Arthur Goldman is Jewish and a Nazi death camp survivor. Now a rich industrialist, he lives in luxury in a Manhattan high-rise. He banters with his assistant Charlie, often shocking him with his outrageousness and irreverence about aspects of Jewish life. One day, Israeli secret agents kidnap Goldman and take him to Israel for trial on charges of being a Nazi war criminal. Goldman's trial forces his accusers to face not only his presumed guilt, but their own as well.

People who added this item 118  Average listal rating (46 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.5 
38. Sunshine (1999)
It follows three generations of a Jewish family during the changes in Hungary from the beginning of the 20th century to the period after the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.

People who added this item 30  Average listal rating (10 ratings) 4.7  IMDB Rating 4.4 
39. The Gestapo's Last Orgy (1977)

People who added this item 602  Average listal rating (371 ratings) 5  IMDB Rating 4.7 
40. The Unborn (2009)

People who added this item 6049  Average listal rating (4094 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.4 
41. X-Men (2000)
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Comments

Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Sep 2 12:26
You forgot another great Czech holocaust film:

http://www.listal.com/movie/demanty-noci-diamonds-of-the-night
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Sep 2 18:55
These are all great titles on a great list, but Shoah (1985) should be at the very top of it.
Posted: 3 years, 10 months ago at Dec 7 14:27
i love this list:D
Posted: 3 years, 10 months ago at Dec 8 19:45
I am looking for the Title of a Movie that came out on HBO back in the 1980's. It was about female musicians during the Holocaust and their survival. They were forced to play by memory music by the great classic composers. The main character had her hair shaved bauld for the movie. I can not find this movie anywhere. Does anyone remember it's title? Was a great story!
Posted: 3 years, 10 months ago at Dec 21 2:02
Summer-Wind,
I believe the movie that you are looking for is "Playing for Time" with Vanessa Redgrave in the role of Fania Fenelon. The wikipedia link is
[Link removed - login to see](film)
Posted: 3 years, 6 months ago at Apr 18 15:08
Saying X-Men is a Holocaust movie is like saying Juno is a Musical because at the end they play guitar.
Posted: 3 years, 6 months ago at Apr 19 13:31
It seems that you forgot to add the best one, IMHO:

http://www.listal.com/movie/pasazerka

:)
Posted: 3 years, 6 months ago at Apr 20 19:31
"The Unborn" and "X-men?" You're joking, right? If not, I'm a little worried...
Posted: 3 years, 5 months ago at May 7 16:38
I voted the list just seeing SCHINDLERS LIST
Posted: 8 months, 2 weeks ago at Feb 6 10:15
I'm trying to look for this movie...Its durimg holocaust,takes place on germany.A jewish woman trains & goes deep undercover posing as a german.her mission is to locate her jewish relatives that are hiding somewhere in germany.she speaks german,& i think takes up a job working under a high ranked german military official as a live in nanny for 2 kids,&also cooks.

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