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Shoah

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550 minutes on 6 DVDs
Source: The Criterion Collection

This film is made up entirely of present-day interviews with survivors, former Nazis, resistance leaders, and those who were bystanders to the Holocaust. It is a powerful piece when seen in its entirety. While not practical for most classroom situations, teachers may find viewing this a valuable personal experience and may discover sections that could be used in the classroom.

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African American soldiers in WWII combated racism both in the segregated military and on the home front, and were among the first liberators to enter concentration camps.

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