Yellow Star - Persecution of Jews in Europe [VHS]

 
9786304354773: Yellow Star - Persecution of Jews in Europe [VHS]

Historical documentary detailing the Nazi attempts to eliminate the Jewish race in Europe from 1933-1945. Following is description of BOOK, "THE YELLOW STAR", which inspired the production of the documentary: "Originally published in 1960 in German as Der Gelbe Stern, this landmark book was one of the first comprehensive photographic accounts of the Holocaust. During the 1950s, researchers in Washington, D.C. and London pored over more than 1,500 tons of photographs and documents seized after World War II. In 1960 Gerhard Schoenberner gathered some 200 photographs from the newly uncovered material, most of them taken by Nazis to chronicle their war against the Jews. Schoenberner named the book after the yellow badge that the Nazis forced the persecuted Jews to wear. With its comprehensive, authoritative presentation of visual and textual evidence, much of which had not yet not been seen before, The Yellow Star shocked the German population and introduced the world to many haunting images."

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