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Memory After Belson & Hitler’s Courts (2020)

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Two documentaries about World War II and the Holocaust are brought together in one bundle.

”Memory After Belsen” This film follows the granddaughter of a Bergen-Belsen survivor on her journey to the place of her family’s destruction. Her visit with the Bergen-Belsen Memorial director serves as a vehicle for exploring issues and tensions in Holocaust memory. ”Memory After Belsen” includes commentary from some of the most important contemporary thinkers in the field, such as Lawrence L. Langer, Jeffrey Hartman, Marianne Hirsch, Michael Marrus, Mel Brooks, and noted Holocaust artist and child survivor Samuel Bak, among others.

”Hitler’s Courts” This documentary explores how the Third Reich seized power by subverting Germany’s judicial system, tracing how judges were forced to pledge personal loyalty to Hitler and how Hitler used the courts to persecute his political enemies and, ultimately, to engineer the final solution. It features archival footage from the Nazi era, rarely seen photographs, and interviews with leading voices in international law.

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