World War II

  • 68 min.

    Alyosha

    Muhu, Meelis, 2008

    For Estonians Alyosha, the Bronze_soldier_of_Tallinn is more than just a statue. Some people admire the statue as a monument for great patriotic war soldiers, whilst others see the statue as evil propaganda for the USSR.

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  • 52 min.

    Forever Yours

    Csango, Monica, 2005

    The everlasting love of a grandmother for her husband who apparently died in a camp during WWII is shrouded in mystery. When her granddaughter, director Monica Csango, sees a photo from Bombay, India she suspects her grandfather did not die after all.

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  • 85 min.

    Warology

    Menegazzo, Morgan, 2011

    In the documentary Warology several war experts, ranging from politicians and scientists to military officials, reflect on the evolution of warfare in the twentieth century.

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  • 52 min.

    Standing Army

    Parenti, Enrico & Fazi, Thomas, 2010

    During the Second World War America made a start establishing what would later be known as the Military-Industrial Complex, an intricate relation between government legislation, weapons industry and economy.

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  • 90 min.

    The color of sacrifice

    Boucif, Mourad, 2006

    The documentary is about men who came from the colonised countries and were forced to enlist and play a crucial role during the Second World War.

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  • 51 min.

    Death on the Eastern Front - part 1

    Ihden, Sven, 2003

    The end of World War II. The civilian population falls between the fronts and is left helplessly at the mercy of both the Red army, filled with hatred and revenge, and of the Wehrmacht, incapable of protecting its own people.

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  • 51 min.

    Death on the Eastern Front - part 2

    Ihden, Sven, 2003

    The end of World War II. The civilian population falls between the fronts and is left helplessly at the mercy of both the Red army, filled with hatred and revenge, and of the Wehrmacht, incapable of protecting its own people.

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  • 43 min.

    Between Heaven and Hell

    Seelen, Joost, 2002

    Between heaven and hell, is a documentary about Vught, the World War II Dutch concentration camp. In stories related by survivors, Camp Vught is portrayed as the western entrance to the hell that included Auschwitz, Bergen-Belsen, and Sobibor.

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  • 18 min.

    The battle of Midway

    Ford, John, 1942

    This documentary shows archive images of Battle of Midway, which took place during WWII from June 4th to June 7th, 1942.

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  • 57 min.

    Angels of death

    Boer, Leo de, 1998

    The Soviet General Vlasov remains one of the most intriguing, yet least known figures of World War II.

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  • 53 min.

    Al Nakba

    Brunner, Benny, 1997

    Al Nakba is a term meaning "cataclysm" or "the catastrophe". It is the term with which Palestinians usually refer to the refugee flight of the Palestinian Arabs during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, or more specifically the,Palestinian exodus.

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  • 31 min.

    Eugenics; In the Name of Progress - Part I

    Brauna, Grzegorza, 2011

    Striving for perfection of humankind by erasing all differences and flaws sounds to many of us as dangerous and unethical. The image of crazy scientists conducting experiments in order to create the perfect human being looks like science fiction.

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  • 56 min.

    The Runaway

    Pawlowski, Marek Tomasz, 2007

    The protagonist of this documentary film has led an extraordinary life, including an escape from concentration camp Auschwitz.

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  • 53 min.

    The last Witness

    Nekanda-Trepka, Michal, 2002

    The life of Jewish Samuel Willenberg is extraordinary enough to be made into an unparalleled documentary. As a young Jewish Pole, he was picked up and deported by Nazis during second world war.

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  • 53 min.

    France: the unseen occupation

    Sampigny, Serge de, 2012

    What did German soldiers think of the French between the years of 1940 and 1944? And how did the French react to the occupation of their country?

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  • 87 min.

    Anatomy of Evil

    Nyholm, Ove, 2004

    In war situations, some people lose the one thing that makes them human: morality. Their actions are so unreal, it makes you think they are nothing but wild animals. The Anatomy of Evil is about confronting this heartlessness.

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  • 102 min.

    Lodz Ghetto

    Adelson, Alan & Taverna, Kate, 1989

    The film Lodz Ghetto is an unique documentation of the Holocaust in Poland during the occupation by Nazi Germany.

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  • 98 min.

    Love History

    Klub Zwei: Simone Bader & Jo Schmeiser, 2010

    Love History offers a personal view on the political developments in Austria regarding the denazification over the last 60 years.

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  • 22 min.

    Bunkerleben - Koln, Herthastrasse 43-45

    Wellie, Yvonne, 2007

    A building in the Herthastrasse in Koln, built of reinforced concrete, symbolises the difficult past of two elderly German women who both lived here.

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  • 50 min.

    The Seventh Million part I

    Brunner, Benny, 1995

    Controversial and powerful, this film shows the decisive impact of the Holocaust on the identity, ideology, memory and politics of Israel.

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  • 55 min.

    The Seventh Million part II

    Brunner, Benny, 1995

    Controversial and powerful, this film shows the decisive impact of the Holocaust on the identity, ideology, memory and politics of Israel.

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  • 53 min.

    Secrets of Stalingrad

    Hayden, Jim, 2010

    The German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941 was the largest troop offensive in military history. The Battle of Stalingrad saw over two million soldiers fighting for two hundred days in the most nightmarish conditions imaginable.

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  • 51 min.

    Satan's doctor

    Amara, Emmanuel, 2007

    This film unravels the mysteries of Felix Kersten, Heinrich Himmlers personal masseuse therapist. How did Kersten come to work for the German Reichsfuhrer just before the second world war?

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  • 19 min.

    To the shores of Iwo Jima

    Sperling, Milton, 1945

    From 8 December 1944 to 19 February 1945 Allied forces bombed Japanese installations on Iwo Jima daily in order to soften Japan's defenses on the island.

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  • 37 min.

    The battle of San Pietro

    Huston, John, 1943

    The battle of San Pietro was a crucial event in the Allied Campagne to liberate Italy.

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  • 60 min.

    The Fighting Lady

    Steichen, E & Wyler, W, 1943

    The film follows the WWII exploits of the Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (CV-10) (unidentified in the film), in its first major operations following its commissioning in 1943.

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  • 16 min.

    Hiroshima Nagasaki

    Ronder, Paul, 1945

    Around 7.15 am on August 6, 1945 Japanese radar detected three American aircraft flying south at high altitude.. At 8.16 am, the leading B-29 bomber, named, Enola Gay, dropped “Little Boy”, an enriched uranium bomb, over the city of Hiroshima.

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  • 50 min.

    Heritages

    Cling, Daniel & Cling, Pascal, 1996

    Three survivors from Auschwitz relate how and under which circumstances they made their horrific story known since their return.

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  • 67 min.

    War comes to America

    Capra, Frank, 1944

    As the last chapter in the series and made on the eve of D-day, War Comes To America is a patriotic statement designed to eliminate any possibility of U S reluctance to invade Nazi Europe.

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  • 43 min.

    The Memphis Belle

    Wyler, William, 1944

    The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress is a 1944 documentary film produced, by the US army, which ostensibly provides an account of the final mission of the Memphis Belle, a B-17 Flying Fortress.

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  • 53 min.

    The battle of Britain

    Capra, Frank, 1943

    The Battle of Britain," Chapter IV of Frank Capra's "Why We Fight" series, begins after Hitler's conquest of Western Europe.

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  • 46 min.

    The Battle of Russia part II

    Capra, Frank, 1943

    The Battle of Russia part I & II cover the Soviet war with Germany from 1941 to early 1943. In Part Two, the German army falls victim to the Soviet scorched-earth strategy.

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  • 36 min.

    The Battle of Russia part I

    Capra, Frank, 1943

    The Battle of Russia Part I & II cover the Soviet war with Germany from 1941 to early 1943. Part I shows how the Nazi regime, frustrated by the tenacity of British resistance, sets its sights on the Soviet Union instead.

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  • 53 min.

    Divide and Conquer

    Capra, Frank, 1943

    Divide and Conquer is the third chapter of the Why We Fight propaganda series. Using newsreel footage and animated maps, Capra delineates Hitler's strategy in overtaking Europe.

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  • 65 min.

    The Battle of China

    Capra, Frank, 1944

    Chapter VI of Frank Capra's "Why We Fight" series, explains why the Empire of Japan possessed such a strong interest in ruling the disparate lands of China during World War II.

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  • 53 min.

    Prelude to war

    Capra, Frank, 1943

    Prelude to War is the first chapter in the famous propaganda series, used as a U.S. Army training film in WWII before theatrical release.

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  • 41 min.

    The Nazi Strike

    Capra, Frank, 1942

    Chapter II of the Why We Fight propaganda film series, examines Hitler's rise to power using captured enemy film footage.

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  • 75 min.

    First Kill

    Schrijber, Coco, 2001

    Provocatively, the film exposes the contradictory feelings of fear and excitement evoked by war and our ongoing fascination with war and its memory. What is the psychology of war?

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  • 89 min.

    Water and Fire

    Seelen, Joost, 1998

    Water and Fire" is a historic documentary film about the turbulent and famous history of Marinus van der Lubbe, the Dutch bricklayer and communist who was arrested in 1933 for setting the German Reichstag on fire during the rise of Hitler.

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  • 86 min.

    On the threshold of oblivion

    Verheul, Ton, 2003

    Winner of the prestigious peace award at the Film festival of the independent film in Osnabrück Germany, this documentary investigates the historically very sensitive Nazi raid in the Dutch village of Putten in 1944.

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