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New Book Reveals "Long Lost" Holocaust Films
Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/7/13

Posted on 07/18/2013 3:10:08 PM PDT by Eleutheria5

Nearly a dozen “long-lost, rarely seen” Soviet films and scores of screenplays that were never produced about the persecution of Jews during World War II have been revived and are featured in “The Phantom Holocaust: Soviet Cinema and Jewish Catastrophe,” a new book released by Rutgers University Press this week.

“Those films have been pretty much just erased from history, really,” said the book’s author, Olga Gershenson, an associate professor of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, in an interview with RIA Novosti.

Gershenson said that “basically half of all the Holocaust victims, nearly three million people, were murdered on the territory of the Soviet Union and it’s just not part of the popular public imagination. It’s just completely off the radar… people don’t think about what happened in the Soviet Union.”

While the history of the death camps in Germany and Poland is well-documented in historical films and books, what happened in the Soviet territories was sometimes called the “Holocaust by bullets,” where Jewish people were simply executed on the spot, she added.

The films were banned in the Soviet Union and screenplays that depicted the Jewish fate during World War II were denied permission for production

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All these years later, she told RIA Novosti, most of the filmmakers still living are in their 80s and 90s now. They had long given up hope of ever seeing the films made public, and were “overjoyed” to learn about her work. .....

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Germany; Israel; Miscellaneous; Russia; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: films; germany; godsgravesglyphs; history; holocaust; israel; massachusetts; olgagershenson; pages; poland; shoah; soviet; theholocaust; unitedkingdom; waronterror

1 posted on 07/18/2013 3:10:08 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: BroJoeK

ping


2 posted on 07/18/2013 3:26:18 PM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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To: Eleutheria5
in my opinion, the only film anybody needs to see about the Holocaust is Shoah...

not sure but i think it's all on Youtube

3 posted on 07/18/2013 4:17:46 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

I got it at the library.


4 posted on 07/18/2013 4:32:39 PM PDT by LookingUp
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To: LookingUp
i saw it on PBS and Youtube
5 posted on 07/18/2013 4:34:17 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Part #1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XNIrrJe_7g


6 posted on 07/18/2013 4:35:14 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

Thanks Eleutheria5.
The films were banned in the Soviet Union and screenplays that depicted the Jewish fate during World War II were denied permission for production

7 posted on 07/18/2013 4:46:16 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Chode; Eleutheria5

Visited Dachau in 1983. Intensely moving experience. I’ll never forget it.


8 posted on 07/18/2013 4:53:07 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: henkster

But it does not compare to the injustice of Trayvon Martin, who in a racist and homophobic rage attacked a community organizer and was killed.

sarcasm


9 posted on 07/18/2013 5:02:27 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: bigheadfred

i’m sure it was... so much death must leave something behind to mark it’s passing


10 posted on 07/18/2013 5:03:47 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Probably some of the most chilling depictions of the Holocaust actually were from the Made-For-TV series “War and Remembrance”.....the portrayal of Babi Yar was quite chilling.


11 posted on 07/18/2013 5:04:41 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Chode

We all agreed afterwards. When you walk through the gates ALL the joy that is in you dies. (one of the guys in our group made it about 10 feet inside the gates and turned and fled)


12 posted on 07/18/2013 5:12:54 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: dfwgator
i remember seeing it, but don't remember it... have to look for it
13 posted on 07/18/2013 5:13:28 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: bigheadfred
kimda like i said, it HAS to leave something behind...
14 posted on 07/18/2013 5:18:40 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Does anyone know a link to the film with actual English subtitles? The only ones I can find on YouTube (four parts, each about 150 minutes in length) state the film is subtitled but it is not.


15 posted on 07/18/2013 5:34:13 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Eleutheria5

Thanks. BTTT.


16 posted on 07/18/2013 5:38:36 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: katana
click the CC button on the bottom right to turn on the captions
17 posted on 07/18/2013 6:01:03 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Thank you!


18 posted on 07/18/2013 6:35:18 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: katana
welcome...
19 posted on 07/18/2013 6:39:43 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: bigheadfred

I grew up around an old man who was there in the early years as a Polish Jewish national. Later came to England, where he was interned as an enemy alien, but was glad to be out. This was before they started on the final solution and made it into a death camp, so they just deported him.


20 posted on 07/18/2013 6:45:14 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: dfwgator

The book Babi Yar tops everything. That was originally heavily sensored, but I have the now unexporgated English translation.


21 posted on 07/18/2013 6:47:17 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: School of Rational Thought

LOL!


22 posted on 07/18/2013 7:11:21 PM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: Eleutheria5
who is the author? i've found a few titles Babi Yar in .PDF
23 posted on 07/18/2013 7:27:09 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Shoah was an excellent production. I haven’t seen it since the 80’s but several scenes still stick in my mind.


24 posted on 07/18/2013 7:39:41 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: Ciexyz
very powerful...
25 posted on 07/18/2013 7:49:41 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Anatoly Kuznetsov, published in translation and uncensored 1970, available on Amazon.


26 posted on 07/18/2013 9:55:18 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Thank you for your post regarding the book, Babi Tar.

I just ordered it from Amazon. Can’t wait to read it.


27 posted on 07/18/2013 11:00:59 PM PDT by Aurorales (I will not be ridiculed into silence!)
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To: Eleutheria5
thankx...
28 posted on 07/19/2013 4:36:34 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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29 posted on 07/19/2013 7:26:00 AM PDT by SJackson ( The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. BF)
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To: SunkenCiv

When I flew to Pak in 2004, I had an overnight in London on the way home and found a book called, “Gulag,” about the Russian prison camps, from inception to the time the book was written.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_3_5?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=gulag+a+history&sprefix=Gulag%2Cstripbooks%2C213

It is worth buying, reading and re-reading.


30 posted on 07/19/2013 10:24:43 AM PDT by Monkey Face (Don't read the next sentence. You little rebel. I like you.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Thank you, Eleutheria5 for bringing this most urgent topic to the forefront.


31 posted on 07/19/2013 10:45:57 AM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce; MinuteGal

At the same utube site as Shoah is at, on the right hand side, are a bunch of testimonials. I just finished watching the complete testimonial of Ernest Lobet.

This is very long, so if you watch it, probably do it in parts. I sat watching through the whole thing and it took about 4 hours. However, don’t be scared off, just do it in sections. There is a Part 1 and a Part 2. Within that are about 10 sections, each broken by a list of one page credits on black background which is how you know you are going into the next section. You can find Part 2 to the right of the screen when all done with Part 1. You’ll figure it out.

This is a walk through the early years of Hitler’s rise, from about 1933 on in Germany, as seen thru the eyes of a holocaust survivor. He discusses his family life in Germany prior to Hitler, and then carries on into the primary part of his life’s story. Ernest’s (Ernst in German) testimony of his time in the concentration camps (primarily Buchenwald) is riveting and frightening. His tales of life in the camps, his stories after escaping from the last camp he was in, his ending up in France, and all the adventures, pathos, narrow escapes, friendships in between, are frankly amazing. I was riveted. If you watch this, you won’t regret it. The period from 1930-1946 in Germany is a history lesson like you can’t imagine, a first person testimony. Have at it:

Holocaust Survivor Ernest Lobet Testimony Part 1/2 - YouTube


32 posted on 07/19/2013 11:37:57 AM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: flaglady47

bttt


33 posted on 07/21/2013 6:52:37 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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