Of the many documentaries on World War II, Liberation is unique in addressing two themes in a single film: the dramatic story of the battle waged on two fronts during the war - the Allied campaign to liberate Europe and Adolf Hitler’s genocidal war against the Jews. Interwoven throughout this film are the compelling stories of the Jews of Europe - unforgettable stories of tragedy, courage, resistance, and survival. Liberation exposes the audience to the inescapable and sobering reality that while Hitler was losing the war on the Allied front, the Nazis were winning their war against the Jews and other innocent victims of the Holocaust. The film reaches its climax with the dramatic liberation of Paris, the Benelux countries, and the death camps, through to V-E Day. This video combines film footage, period music and radio broadcasts. Features archival black and white footage. (HS). B/W. (100 min.)
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