Gulag and KZ movies

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Gulag and KZ movies

Post by James A Pratt III » 01 Jan 2018 00:32

On youtube movies:
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich based on the novel on daily life of an inmate in the Gulag

Escape from Sobivor based on the book of a mass break out from a extermination camp

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Son of Saul

Post by Helmut0815 » 24 May 2018 22:11

Son of Saul, an Oscar winning movie about a Auschwitz inmate from the Sonderkommando who was forced to burn the corpses of the gassed jews in the crematories.

Watched it yesterday on french-german TV channel ARTE. A true nightmare, disturbing and hard to watch.

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Re: Gulag and KZ movies

Post by hucks216 » 25 May 2018 15:01

As mentioned above, Son of Saul revolves around a day or two in the Sonderkommando and is well made. In a similar theme, and also well made is The Grey Zone (Auschwitz) which is based on the memoirs of Dr Miklos Nyiszli.
Other KZ films/productions...
The Counterfeiters (Sachsenhausen - Operation Bernhard)
Sophie's Choice
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Life is Beautiful
Naked Among Wolves (Buchenwald)
Out of the Ashes (Auschwitz)
Playing For Time (Auschwitz)

I did hear this week that there is a recent Russian made version of Escape From Sobibor but I don't know anything about it.

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Re: Gulag and KZ movies

Post by keenan » 20 Aug 2018 21:10

The Devil's Arithmetic (TV movie)
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