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Liberation

Synopsis
Interweaves the history of World War 2 with the story of the Holocaust. Beginning in 1942, the film combines archive footage, period music and radio broadcasts collected from archives around the world to illuminate the strategies and deceptions of the combatants on all sides - from America’s and Britain’s Home Front to wartime London, Moscow and Washington DC and occupied Paris to Berlin. Includes footage of Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, de Gaulle and the Nazi leaders. Interwoven throughout are stories of the Jews of Europe, illustrating 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 liberation of Paris, the Benelux countries, and the death camps, through to V-E day.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. b&w. 100 min.
Year of production
1994
Availability
Sale; 1995 sale: £12.99 (inc. VAT +p&p)
Subjects
History
Keywords
Holocaust; Nazi Germany; World War II

Credits

Director
Arnold Schwartzman
Producer
Arnold Schwartzman; Marvin Hier
Writer
Martin Gilbert; Marvin Hier
Contributor
David Dresher; Richard Trank
Cast
Ben Kingsley 
Jean Boht 
Miriam Margolyes 
Patrick Stewart 
Whoopi Goldberg 

Production Company

Name

Moriah Films

Sponsor

Name

Wiesental (Simon) Center

Distributor

Name

Imperial War Museum,

Email
iwmshop@iwm.org.uk
Web
http://www.iwmshop.org.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
01223 499 345
Fax
01223 839 688
Address
Online Shop
IWM Duxford
Cambs
CB22 4QR
Notes
A range of CD and DVD titles covering the two World Wars, as well as more general aviation and naval topics. Many are compilations of films from the IWM’s own collection.

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