Skip to comments.New Book Reveals "Long Lost" Holocaust Films
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 books 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 its just not part of the popular public imagination. Its just completely off the radar people dont 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
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. .....
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The book Babi Yar tops everything. That was originally heavily sensored, but I have the now unexporgated English translation.
Shoah was an excellent production. I haven’t seen it since the 80’s but several scenes still stick in my mind.
Anatoly Kuznetsov, published in translation and uncensored 1970, available on Amazon.
Thank you for your post regarding the book, Babi Tar.
I just ordered it from Amazon. Can’t wait to read it.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
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.
It is worth buying, reading and re-reading.
Thank you, Eleutheria5 for bringing this most urgent topic to the forefront.
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