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(225) 7.1 83 min 2017

After Auschwitz is a movie starring Eva Beckmann, Rena Drexler, and Renee Firestone. "You're free. Go home" Most Holocaust films end with these words, the very words that survivors heard at liberation. After Auschwitz begins with...

Rena Drexler, Eva Beckmann, Renee Firestone, Erika Jacoby
Jon Kean

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Audio English  Deutsch  Italiano  Español  Français  Gaeilge  Svenska  Nederlands
Subtitles 日本語  Čeština  Português  Australia  한국어  Filipino  Tiếng Việt  हिन्दी 
Quality 480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres Documentary
Director Jon Kean
Writer Jon Kean, Deborah Blum
Stars Rena Drexler, Eva Beckmann, Renee Firestone, Erika Jacoby
Country USA, Poland
Runtime 1H 23M
Description "You're free. Go home" Most Holocaust films end with these words, the very words that survivors heard at liberation. After Auschwitz begins with these words, inviting audiences to experience what happened next. For survivors, liberation from the camps was the beginning of a life long struggle. They wanted to go home, but there was no home left in Europe. They came to America and wanted to tell people about their pasts but were silenced for over three decades. "You're in America now, put it behind you". After Auschwitz is a "Post-Holocaust" documentary that captures what it means to survive and try to life a normal life after unspeakable tragedy. Six extraordinary women who all survived Auschwitz take us on a journey that American audiences have never seen before. These women all moved to Los Angeles, married, raised children and became "Americans" but they never truly found a place to call home. What makes the story so much more fascinating is how these women saw, interpreted and interacted with the changing face of America in the second half of the 20th century. They serve as our guides on an unbelievable journey, sometimes celebratory, sometimes heart breaking but always inspiring. It is also the only "Holocaust" film that includes Ricardo Montalban, George W. Bush and an appearance at The Kennedy Center Honors. After Auschwitz gives us the story that we have always wanted to see and one that in many ways is as important as the stories of the camps themselves.

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Sunday, 23 Aug 2020 00:55

Facts and Figures: Auschwitz: Final Days (2015) * (out of four) Holocaust documentary that attempts to explain the causes and effects of the holocaust, beginning with the planning of the camps and the death toll. Director Michael Moore and writer and co-producer Lili Mirojnicki make an impressive effort to cover the brutality of the camp and the camp leadership, but it's rather misleading and lacks the impact that a documentary needs to have. The film begins with the founding of the Auschwitz camp, where the Nazis would murder every Jew in the camp and anyone else who came to their attention. It continues with the reign of the infamous camp commandant, Reinhard Heydrich, who organized and carried out the camp's atrocities. It also covers the death toll of the camp, from the hundreds of thousands of Jews that were murdered to the thousands of others who were murdered, with only about a hundred being killed by the Nazis themselves. The film never once mentions the Soviet Union, which was involved in the deportation of over five million Jews to the camps, the Soviet Union's role in the holocaust, or the Holocaust itself, as it's never shown, nor is it discussed by anyone. Instead, it focuses on the Jewish role in the Holocaust, and the "final days" of the camp. As the film progresses, it shows that the Germans are using the camp's death toll to punish the Jews, as they believe that the Jews have no strength or will to resist. It ends with the final stages of the camp, which shows the result of the extermination. The Final Days of Auschwitz: The Final Days of the Holocaust is a rather entertaining documentary, but unfortunately it's quite misleading and incomplete.

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