My Top 5 Movies on the Holocaust
1993 | Rated R
directed by Steven Spielberg
Spielberg's magnum opus tells the true story of Oskar Schindler, a greedy German industrialist who, though he had plotted to make a fortune from the war, ended up saving the lives of thousands of Jews at great personal cost.
2008 | Unrated
directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky
A Jewish forger is arrested and dragged to a Nazi prison camp, where his expertise is used to advance a secret counterfeiting operation. He faces a moral dilemma: whether to play it safe and aid the Germans or risk rebelling with his fellow prisoners.
Life Is Beautiful
1998 | Rated PG-13
directed by Roberto Benigni
This poignant Italian drama follows a father and son imprisoned in a concentration camp. The father tries to keep his young son's spirits high by convincing him that their plight is merely a game in which the first person to reach 1,000 points wins a tank
The Hiding Place
1975 | Unrated
directed by James F. Collier
Adapted from Corrie ten Boom's autobiography, the film follows a devout family as they incarnate the love of Christ by risking their lives to hide Jews in their Holland home.
2002 | Rated R
directed by Roman Polanski
This raw character study about Jewish concert pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman shows how he survived the invasion of Poland. Anchored by Adrien Brody's sincere performance, it speaks volumes about the power of art and human resilience in the face of unfathomable horrors.
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