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  • When Holocaust truth is stranger than fiction, do we need fiction?

    April 7, 2015 | 10:38 am

    At the age of 5, Moshe Tirosh’s main concern was keeping his younger sister quiet as they lived in isolation at a subterranean hideout under the feet of Nazi troops stationed at the zoo of occupied Warsaw.

    His extraordinary account of surviving the Holocaust came back to me on...

  • Premieres of Holocaust films in Germany show strong interest in Nazi past

    February 24, 2015 | 1:42 pm

    Two starkly different images: a woman wrapped in shimmering gold, a man whipped and bleeding on a cold cement floor.

    The first, a 1907 painting by Austrian artist Gustav Klimt, is the centerpiece of “Woman in Gold,” a film starring Helen Mirren that had its world premiere last...

  • Polish Jew or Catholic Novitiate…or both?

    By Tom Tugend

    April 30, 2014 | 10:42 am

    Assuming that movies reflect — and influence — a country’s preoccupations and prejudices, then the legacy of the Holocaust is still haunting Europe.

    German and French filmmakers have been at the forefront of this self-examination, courageously probing the sins of their forebears....

  • Films of the Holocaust and non-Jews

    By Tom Tugend

    November 8, 2012 | 1:08 pm

    Two documentary films, each touching the Holocaust era and celebrating the courage and devotion of non-Jews, are screening in Los Angeles.

    The first is about Leopold Engleitner, bright-eyed and lucid at 107, who spent 11 years in and out of prisons and Nazi concentration camps,...

  • Holocaust era ignored by 2011 Oscar contenders

    By Tom Tugend

    January 5, 2011 | 10:08 am

    In the half century that this reporter has been writing about Hollywood, the Oscars and domestic and foreign films, not a year has gone by without prominent movies and documentaries focusing on the Holocaust, the Nazi era or World War II.

    And with each roundup, critics have...