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Key Videos

These educational Holocaust videos explore the experiences of Holocaust survivors, the Museum’s collections, and Holocaust history.

  • This 38-minute film examines the Nazis’ rise and consolidation of power in Germany. It also outlines the path by which the Nazis and their collaborators led a state to war and to the murder of millions of people.

  • This 13-minute film introduces the history of antisemitism from its origins in the days of the early Christian church until the era of the Holocaust in the mid-20th century. It raises questions about why Jews have been targeted throughout history.

  • This 40-minute film tells Gerda Weissmann’s account of surviving the Holocaust, based off her book All but My Life. It was produced in 1995 by HBO and the Museum to commemorate the the 50th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust.

  • This film series explores the details and history behind items in the Museum’s collections. Through interviews with Museum curators and experts, these videos highlight the work the Museum does to collect and preserve evidence of the Holocaust.

  • Hear Holocaust survivors tell their life stories in their own words, uniting personal experience with history. Each hour-long program features a live interview between journalist Bill Benson and a survivor.

  • This 16-minute film looks at American responses to the persecution and murder of European Jews during the Holocaust.

  • This 11-minute film examines early warning signs that led to the Holocaust. Reflecting on these events challenges us to consider what might motivate us to respond to indicators of genocide today.

  • The trials at Nuremberg and the trial of Adolf Eichmann set important precedents and raised questions about the nature of justice in the face of such enormous crimes. This 10-minute film focuses on the ways crimes were documented, the trials, and their legacy of justice.

  • This 14-minute film shows the realities of liberation. The US soldiers who helped defeat Nazi Germany and liberate the concentration camps were among the first eyewitnesses to the Holocaust.

  • This 12-minute film, originally created as a way to commemorate Days of Remembrance, tells the stories of ordinary people who chose to intervene and help rescue Jews, despite the risks.

  • These videos explore different aspects of Wiesel’s impact and legacy through the voices of many of those who knew him best.

  • The Museum’s YouTube channel includes educational films, documentaries, programs held at the Museum, survivor testimony, and more. Browse selected Holocaust videos and playlists below.

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