The Holocaust: The Destruction of European Jewry 1933-1945 Published
While Six Million Died Published
Paper Walls Published
Island Refuge Published
The War Against the Jews Published
The Men with the Pink Triangles
Ordinary Men published
Hitler's Willing Executioners Published
Holocaust in Film
May 25, 1946
Character modeled after Josef Mengele
March 21, 1949
Takes place in a concentration camp. (Polish with English Subtitles)
April 25, 1950
Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (Polish with English Subtitles)
August 26, 1950
Czech film about a Jewish woman and her Gentile Husband during the period of escalating anti-Semitism.
The Diary of Anne Frank
March 18, 1959
September 29, 1960
Nominated for Academy Award for best foreign language film in 1961.
Judgement at Nuremberg
December 19, 1961
April 20, 1965
The Shop on Main Street
January 24, 1966
Academy Award for best foreign language film. (Czech film). An aryanizing German helps an old Jewish woman whose shop he has taken.
Naked Among Wolves
April 18, 1967
East German Film set in Concentration Camp. Prisoners protect a 4 year old Jewish boy in the camp of Buchenwald.
The Only Way
October 20, 1970
Danish rescue of Jews.
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
December 16, 1971
Arrest and deportation of Italian Jews.
The Night Porter
October 1, 1974
About the masochistic relationship between a woman who meets her former Nazi torturer.
The Hiding Place
The Man in the Glass Booth
May 17, 1975
Voyage of the Damned
November 6, 1977
French Film about deportation of Jews from Paris.
April 16, 1978 - April 19, 1978
House on Garibaldi Street
May 28, 1979
Playing for Time
September 30, 1980
The Diary of a Young Girl
November 17, 1980
The Boat is Full
April 25, 1981
Foreign Language Film
February 16, 1982
December 8, 1982
Wallenberg: A Hero's Story
April 8, 1985
The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank
April 17, 1988
November 23, 1988
Triumph of the Spirit
December 8, 1989
December 22, 1989
November 14, 1990
The Nasty Girl
German Language. A girl investigates her village's past.
April 8, 1991
Alan and Naomi
January 31, 1992
A Day in October
October 28, 1992
Danish film about the rescue of Danish Jews.
November 1, 1996
The Man Who Captured Eichmann
November 10, 1996
Visas and Virtues
A Call To Remember
August 30, 1997
November 26, 1997
Persecution of gays at Dachau.
Voices of the Children
Miracle at Midnight
May 17, 1998
October 23, 1998
Life Is Beautiful
October 23, 1998
The Devil's Arithmatic
March 28, 1999
Jakob the Liar
September 24, 1999
Sugihara: Conspiracy of Kindness
August 6, 2000
February 11, 2001
May 19, 2001
Anne Frank: The Whole Story
May 20, 2001
The Grey Zone
September 13, 2001
Edges of the Lord
October 12, 2001
November 4, 2001
The Power of Good: Nicholas Winton
March 27, 2003
March 28, 2003
Out of the Ashes
April 13, 2003
Hitler: The Rise of Evil
May 18, 2003
February 18, 2005
Forgiving Dr. Mengele
November 9, 2006
April 26, 2008
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
November 28, 2008
December 11, 2008
December 31, 2008
January 30, 2009
The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler
April 9, 2009
Seeds of Destiny
This Is Your Life: Hanna Bloch Kohner
May 27, 1953
Television series which featured a show with this Holocaust survivor
Nuit et brouillard (Night and Fog)
French release only.
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
March 6, 1968
The Sorrow and the Pity
French Vichy governments collaboration.
The Memory of Justice
October 4, 1976
Violence in War- Nuremburg, Vietnam, & Algeria
March 14, 1982
Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die
April 19, 1982
Could US have helped?
To Bear Witness
How could it happen? Interviews with survivors. Day by day accounts
A Generation Apart
March 18, 1984
Impact on survivor families
April 3, 1984
Voices from the Attic
September 2, 1988
Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbi
October 6, 1988
March 22, 1989
C.A.N.D.L.E.S.: The Story of the Mengele Twins
They Risked Their Lives: Rescuers of the Holocaust
Sequel to Lódz Ghetto
Choosing One's Way: Resistance in Auschwitz/Birkenau
The Holocaust: In Memory of Millions
Diamonds in the Snow
April 10, 1994
Story of Jewish children from Bendzin. They were hiding from the Nazis.
One Survivor Remembers
Gerda Weissmann Klein recounts her ordeals as a six year old victim of Nazi cruelty
Anne Frank Remembered
June 8, 1995
Children Remember the Holocaust
December 19, 1995
Celebrities narrate letters, diaries and published stories of children who lived through the Holocaust.
My Knees Were Jumping: Remembering the Kindertransports
Survivors of the Holocaust
January 8, 1996
Numerous testimonies from survivors.
Blood Money: Switzerland's Nazi Gold
In the Shadow of the Reich: Nazi Medicine
My Hometown Concentration Camp
Survivor Bernard Offen tells his story of Krakow Ghetto and Plaszow Camp.
Documentary about Pink Triangle victims.
The Lost Children of Berlin
50 Holocaust survivors reunite.
The Trial of Adolf Eichmann
April 30, 1997
Trial footage and recollections of trial witnesses.
The Long Way Home
September 19, 1997
About Jewish refugees after the war. Horrid conditions and the State of Israel.
Raising the Ashes
October 5, 1997
Documents a memorial at Auschwitz of 150 trying to turn it into a place of healing.
November 20, 1997
About a Swiss rescuer who is later sued by Switzerland.
A Letter Without Words
January 20, 1998
Narrative created from evidence left behind by amateur Jewish filmmaker of 1920-1930s.
A Sculpture of Love and Anguish
April 12, 1998
The Miami Beach Holocaust Memorial
Three artists work in secret in Nazi death camps.
Bernard Offen- holocaust survivor.
Tak for Alt: Survival of a Human Spirit
Follows Holocaust survivor through the camps to the US in 1963.
The Last Days
February 5, 1999
Story of 5 Hungarian Jews during the Shoah.
The Children of Chabannes
June 16, 1999
French village saves the lives of 400 Jewish refugee children.
June 17, 1999
Polish Catholics in the Holocaust.
Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr.
December 29, 1999
Records the life of a consultant of prisons who testified in a Holocaust Denial trial. Found that there was NOT gas used in chambers. Meant to give an impression of him as a denier, not support denial.
The Typhoons' Last Storm
Allies attack ships loaded with concentration camp prisoners.
January 22, 2000
Sodomy provision and persecution of gays and lesbians.
Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport
September 7, 2000
Kindertransport filmed interviews recall feelings and experiences.
Exodus to Berlin
Movement of Jews from Eastern Europe to Berlin after fall of Soviet Union.
August 24, 2001
Survivor of Terezin recounts their travels during Holocaust.
Holocaust: New York Tolerance Center
November 1, 2001
Personal look at the center.
July 12, 2002
About collaboration to create dance-theater piece about the Holocaust
Prisoner of Paradise
December 11, 2002
Chronicles actor who directed at Theresienstadt.
Luboml: My Heart Remembers
Recounts the town of Luboml and its fate because of the Holocaust.
Fate Did Not Let Me Go
April 15, 2003
Old man receives a letter in 1985 from his mother who died in Theresienstadt.
Berga: Soldiers of Another War
May 28, 2003
Jewish American soldiers captured and sent to concentration camps.
The Danish Solution: The Rescue of the Jews in Denmark
December 10, 2003
Jews escape from Denmark
May 6, 2004
Representation of the Holocaust in Hollywood over 60 years.
A Is for Auschwitz: A Weekend with My Grandparents
One part of film follows Jew who converted to Jehovah's Witnesses after seeing them during the Holocaust.
Journey to Justice
March 25, 2006
German Jew, escaped in 1939, became American soldier during WWII and translated at the Nuremberg Trials.
August 4, 2006
Students collect paper clips to represent Jews killed by the Nazis
October 10, 2006
Story of survivor Henri Landwirth trying to be released from the hold of the past.
A Film Unfinished
August 18, 2010
Bearing Witness: The Voices of Our Survivors
Stories of Holocaust Survivors
April 16, 2012
Story of a child living through the Holocaust.
REFUGE: Stories of the Selfhelp Home
June 3, 2012
Jews who escaped after Riechskristallnacht set up support community for others fleeing.
August 24, 2012
About Concentration camp used to dispel rumors of extermination camps.
No Place on Earth
April 5, 2013
About a group of survivors who hid in caves in the Ukraine.
Holocaust in Society
October 6, 1945 - October 1, 1946
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl
Published in English
Survival in Auschwitz published in English
Adolf Eichmann Arrested
May 11, 1960
Mila 18 published
Adolph Eichmann Trial
April 11, 1961 - December 12, 1961
Night Published in English
The Hiding Place Published
Voyage of the Damned Published
NSPA vs. Skokie
The National Socialist Party of America planned to march through Skokie, which had a high population of survivors. The Supreme Court of Illinois allowed the march, but the NSPA moved it to Chicago as it had originally planned.
President's Commission on the Holocaust
November 1, 1978
President Carter charged it with the responsibility to submit a report "with respect to the establishment and maintenance of an appropriate memorial to those who perished in the Holocaust."
Sophie's Choice published
Irving Libel Trial
September 5, 1996 - April 11, 2000
Cold War & Israel
Iron Curtain Speech
March 5, 1946
March 12, 1947
Communist takeover in Czechoslovakia
February 25, 1948
State of Israel Established
May 14, 1948
1948 Arab-Israeli War
May 15, 1948 - July 20, 1949
June 24, 1948 - May 12, 1949
Federal Republic of Germany Created
May 23, 1949
German Democratic Republic Created
October 7, 1949
McCarran Internal Security Act
June 24, 1950 - July 1953
November 1, 1955 - April 30, 1975
According to the DoD review of 1998
October 4, 1957
August 12, 1961
Cuban Missile Crisis
October 14, 1962 - October 28, 1962
Six Day War
June 5, 1967 - June 10, 1967
War of Attrition against Israel
March 8, 1969 - August 7, 1970
February 21, 1972 - February 28, 1972
September 4, 1972 - September 6, 1972
Yom Kippur War
October 6, 1973 - October 25, 1973
Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan
December 24, 1979 - February 15, 1989
1982 Lebanon War
June 6, 1982 - June 1985
December 8, 1987 - September 13, 1993
Berlin Wall Falls
November 9, 1989
Collapse of Soviet Union
August 24, 1991 - December 25, 1991
September 28, 2000 - February 8, 2005
2nd Lebanon War
July 12, 2006 - August 14, 2006
December 27, 2008 - January 18, 2009
Brown v. Board of Education
May 17, 1954
Montgomery Bus Boycott
December 1, 1955 - December 20, 1956
Integration of Little Rock Central HS
September 4, 1957 - September 24, 1957
February 1, 1960 - July 25, 1960
First Freedom Riders
May 4, 1961 - May 17, 1961
Integration of the University of Mississipi
September 20, 1962 - October 2, 1962
Letter from Birmingham Jail
May 3, 1963
High School students attacked by police dogs and water hoses.
March on Washington
August 28, 1963
Assassination of JFK
November 22, 1963
Rabbis Arrested for Pray-in
June 18, 1964
Largest mass arrest of rabbis in US history for their participation in Civil Rights Movement.
Civil Rights Act of 1964
July 2, 1964
Ended unequal application of voter registration and racial segregation.
Dr. King Receives Nobel Peace Prize
December 10, 1964
March 7, 1965
Voting Rights Act
August 6, 1965
Prohibits discrimination in voting.
Dr. King Assassinated
April 4, 1968
June 28, 1969
First Gay Pride Parades
June 27, 1970 - June 28, 1970
Assassination of Harvey Milke
November 27, 1978
Don't Ask, Don't Tell
February 28, 1994
Defense of Marriage Act
September 21, 1996
Vermont allows Same-sex Civil Unions
March 15, 2000
Massachusetts Legalizes Gay Marriage
May 17, 2004
DOMA Declared Unconstitutional
June 26, 2013
Education and Textbook History
1937 - 1939
Gestie & Zook found in Twentieth Century Textbook Wars pp 45-47. Also by the League of Nations.
Period of Nationalist/Anti-Totalitarian Textbooks
1940 - 1946
Twentieth Century Textbook Wars. Pages 49-53.
General Education in a Free Society
Harvard University Committee on Objectives of Education in a Free Society argued for serving all students, not just those going to college.
1946 - 1958
Twentieth-Century Textbook Wars. Pages 53-59
Focus on decreasing racial Bias
1960 - 1969
Twentieth Century Textbook Wars. Pages 76-80
Suggests that political lobby groups rather than historians and instructors were influencing textbooks. Twentieth Century Textbook Wars. Page 83