Hist 33D Videotape page
Note: since only short clips were shown from some of these videos, they may
not be rewound to the beginning. You will have to find what you haven't seen,
and fast forward throught what you have already seen.
Please be gentle with the tapes-many people may be viewing them, and I need
them to be in good condition for the future.
The following materials are available for viewing in the Kerr Hall upstairs
- Jakob the Liar (1974) [DVD], film by Frank Beyer. This parable
about truth and deception is set in an unnamed Polish ghetto during the early
1940s. It is based on an experience from the family of screenwriter Jurek
Becker. 100 minutes
- For the Living: The Story of the United States Holocaust Memorial
Museum (1993). We watched the first 20-25 minutes of this 57 minute
documentary on Oct. 16.
- The Wannsee Conference (1987), by Heinz Shirk. This 85 minute
film uses fictitious dialog to recreate what the infamous Jan. 20, 1942 meeting
of Nazi Party officials and Cabinet Undersecretaries in a Berlin villa might
have been like. The dialog is packed with lessons about the Holocaust. Some
of it is used in the Wannsee diarama at the LA Museum of Tolerance.
We watched about 25 minutes of the film on Oct. 16, beginning about 7 minutes
from the start.
Another recent film, Conspiracy, is also about this conference.
- Nazi Designers of Death (ca. 1995), with Robert Jan
van Pelt. We watched a short clip (ca. minutes 10-20 I think) about Kurt Prüfer
and the crematoria in Auschwitz (-Birkenau) from this NOVA documentary in
class on Oct. 17. The rest of the film was screened on Oct. 23.
- Holocaust TV-Miniseries (1978), by Gerald Green. This
7 ½ hour soap-opera-like portrayal (starring Meryl Streep and Michael Moriarty)
maked a major milestone in public awareness of the Holocaust in both the US
and Germany. We watched about the first 2 hours of tape 1 on the bus to and
from LA, and the last 12 minutes were screened on Oct. 23.
- America and the Holocaust: Deceit and Indifference (1994).
We watched the first ca. 30 minutes of this PBS documentary in class on Oct.
22, when the professor was out for jury duty. The rest was screened on Oct.
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