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Altina

A woman ahead of her time, Altina Schinasi was born in 1907 in New York City; the daughter of a tobacco tycoon and descendent of Sephardic Jews. Her genteel upbringing was in sharp contrast to the bold sexuality of her art and her life.

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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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Art and Heart: The World of Isaiah Sheffer

One of New York's great Renaissance men, Isaiah Sheffer left an indelible mark on music, theater, television, and culture in the Big Apple. This affectionate documentary includes archival material, performances, and interviews.

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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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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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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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Germans & Jews

Through personal stories Germans & Jews explores Germany's transformation as a society, from silence about the Holocaust to facing it head on. Unexpectedly, a nuanced story of reconciliation emerges.

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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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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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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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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.