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Movie: Evolution

[TRAILER] Three bravura single take vignettes trace three generations of a family--from a surreal memory of World War II to modern day Berlin--who struggle to process their past in a society still coping with the wounds of its history. Husband and wife team Kornél Mundruczó and Kata Wéber (Pieces of a Woman) adapt their 2018 stage play. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jun 2, 2024 - 1 comment

The Tattooist of Auschwitz: Limited Series  Season 1, Ep 0

[TRAILER] Lali Sokolov (Jonah Hauer-King) arrives at Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1942, and shortly after arrival, he is made a tätowierer. He meets Gita (Anna Próchniak) when tattooing her prisoner number on her arm. Under constant guard from a volatile Nazi SS officer Baretzki (Jonas Nay), Lali and Gita become determined to keep each other alive. Also starring Harvey Keitel as Lali in 2003, as he recounts his story to his aspiring biographer (Melanie Lynskey). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on May 5, 2024 - 1 comment

Movie: One Life

British stockbroker Nicholas 'Nickie' Winton visits Czechoslovakia in the 1930s and forms plans to assist in the rescue of Jewish children before the onset of World War II, in an operation that came to be known as the Kindertransport.
posted by sammyo on Mar 17, 2024 - 4 comments

Movie: The Zone of Interest

The commandant of Auschwitz, Rudolf Hoss, and his wife Hedwig, strive to build a dream life for their family in a house and garden next to the camp. [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos on Feb 1, 2024 - 16 comments

Book: My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me / Jennifer Teege

An international bestseller—the extraordinary memoir of a German-Nigerian woman who learns that her grandfather was Amon Goeth, the brutal Nazi commandant depicted in Schindler’s List. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Jan 14, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: Schindler's List

Businessman Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson) arrives in Krakow in 1939, ready to make his fortune from World War II, which has just started. After joining the Nazi party primarily for political expediency, he staffs his factory with Jewish workers for similarly pragmatic reasons. When the SS begins exterminating Jews in the Krakow ghetto, Schindler arranges to have his workers protected to keep his factory in operation, but soon realizes that in so doing, he is also saving innocent lives. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 20, 2022 - 14 comments

Movie: Misha and the Wolves

Misha and the Wolves is a documentary about a woman whose best selling memoir about surviving the Holocaust by being adopted by wolves was revealed to be a hoax by the publisher of that memoir. Previously on the blue. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Mar 30, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Son of Saul

A Jewish-Hungarian concentration camp prisoner sets out to give a child he mistook for his son a proper burial.
posted by josephtate on Feb 11, 2022 - 2 comments

Book: Maus

A brutally moving work of art—widely hailed as the greatest graphic novel ever written—Maus recounts the chilling experiences of the author's father during the Holocaust, with Jews drawn as wide-eyed mice and Nazis as menacing cats. Maus is a haunting tale within a tale, weaving the author's account of his tortured relationship with his aging father into an astonishing retelling of one of history's most unspeakable tragedies. It is an unforgettable story of survival and a disarming look at the legacy of trauma. [more inside]
posted by one for the books on Jan 30, 2022 - 9 comments

Movie: Life Is Beautiful

An Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life comes to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While locked up, he goes to great lengths to convince his son that the whole thing is just a game.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 13, 2019 - 11 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: French Presidental Elections  Season 4, Ep 9

Meanwhile, back on Earth....
  • Trump's Press Secretary Sean Spicer digs an incredible hole for himself, first appearing to claim that President Bashar al-Assad of Syria was worse than Hitler because Hitler never used chemical weapons (he did), then that Hitler never used them against innocent people (he did), then making up the term "Holocaust centers" as the place where Jews were gassed.
  • Trump meets with China president Xi Jinping, who apparently in 10 minutes convinced him to do what over half the United States desperately wanted him to do for months: learn a damn thing about North Korea. Alas they did so at Trump's Mar-a-Lago, having recently been cited for 13 health code violations. Trump continues to flip-flop on practically everything related to foreign policy, underscoring how desperately stupid his campaign was.
  • Trump drops a "MOAB" (Mother Of All Bombs) on Afghanistan, causing euphoric celebration at Fox News from Geraldo Rivera. When directly asked if he had authorized the strike, Trump danced around the question.
  • And Now: You Put Easter And Local News Together, And What Do You Fucking Expect?
  • Main Story: The upcoming French Presidental elections, between 11 different candidates, at least three of which have been assaulted in public by citizens throwing baking ingredients. YouTube (18m)
[more inside]
posted by JHarris on Apr 18, 2017 - 8 comments

Movie: The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2016: Documentary

Shorts HD presents a theatrical release of the five Oscar nominees for Best Documentary, Short Subject. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Feb 27, 2016 - 1 comment

Movie: Phoenix

A concentration-camp survivor (Nina Hoss) undergoes facial reconstruction surgery, then searches ravaged postwar Berlin for her husband. [more inside]
posted by Sheydem-tants on Sep 20, 2015 - 5 comments

Movie: Jakob the Liar

In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob brings hope to the Jewish ghetto through inventing radio broadcasts of Allied advances and Nazi defeats. [more inside]
posted by nubs on May 23, 2015 - 3 comments

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