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Banned for decades, this rediscovered classic of Holocaust Cinema was shot only three years after the war ended, making it one of the first films to deal with the Holocaust. The film follows the struggles of Dr. Hannah Kaufman and her family from the time of the Nazi Occupation of Prague to her experiences in the transit camp of Theresienstadt (modern Terezin). Director Alfred Radok skillfully weaves together documentary-style footage with expressionist dramatic sequences to convey both the reality of history and the nightmare of its impact. "Portrays [its subject] more realistically than any film I have seen, including Schindler's List" (Films in Review). In Czech with English subtitles.

Alfred Radok---Czechoslovakia---1949---98 mins.
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