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After Auschwitz

After Auschwitz is a movie starring Eva Beckmann, Rena Drexler, and Renee Firestone. "You're free. Go home" Most Holocaust films end with these words, the very words that survivors heard at liberation. After Auschwitz begins with...

Running Time
1 hours 23 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Jon Kean
Writer
Deborah Blum, Jon Kean
Actors
Renee Firestone, Eva Beckmann, Erika Jacoby, Rena Drexler
Country
Poland, USA
Year
2017
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

"You're free. Go home" Most Holocaust films end with these words, the very words that survivors heard at liberation. After Auschwitz begins with these words, inviting audiences to experience what happened next. For survivors, liberation from the camps was the beginning of a life long struggle. They wanted to go home, but there was no home left in Europe. They came to America and wanted to tell people about their pasts but were silenced for over three decades. "You're in America now, put it behind you". After Auschwitz is a "Post-Holocaust" documentary that captures what it means to survive and try to life a normal life after unspeakable tragedy. Six extraordinary women who all survived Auschwitz take us on a journey that American audiences have never seen before. These women all moved to Los Angeles, married, raised children and became "Americans" but they never truly found a place to call home. What makes the story so much more fascinating is how these women saw, interpreted and interacted with the changing face of America in the second half of the 20th century. They serve as our guides on an unbelievable journey, sometimes celebratory, sometimes heart breaking but always inspiring. It is also the only "Holocaust" film that includes Ricardo Montalban, George W. Bush and an appearance at The Kennedy Center Honors. After Auschwitz gives us the story that we have always wanted to see and one that in many ways is as important as the stories of the camps themselves.

Comments about documentary «After Auschwitz» (20)

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Nancy

It is hard to know what to say about this documentary. A lot of it is very subtle, but you do not feel it. It is hard to know what is the point of the film. I would say that it is important to understand how the other side of the story deals with the history of the camp. This is the main point of the film, and the film is quite insightful. It is very disturbing to see the daily life of the people who lived in the camp. It is a bit hard to watch, and it is hard to forget. I am not sure that I would recommend it to anybody, but it is worth watching. The film is about 1:30 hours long. It is worth watching.

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Keith

I went to see this film last week and was pleasantly surprised. I had read some negative comments and found it hard to believe that this could be an unbiased documentary about the holocaust. What I found was a highly factual, well made and well thought out documentary, but it was also a very moving film, not the least because of the subject matter. It is a story of human compassion and the human spirit that can overcome all odds. I loved the way the film was shot and the music and score. This film was very well made and very well thought out. I was really impressed with the quality of the actors and the script. I would definitely recommend it.

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Matthew Gutierrez

One of the most important and chilling documentary films about the Holocaust ever made. This is a must see for anyone who thinks they know everything there is to know about the Holocaust. This is a must see for anyone who wants to know the truth about the Holocaust.

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Billy Myers

This is a must see for anyone who was or is a survivor of the Holocaust. I personally have not seen the Holocaust film mentioned here, but I do know about it and I feel that this film is a very good portrayal of what happened to those who were in the camps and survived the genocide. I would say it is even more truthful than the book by Michael Fassbender, but I do not want to say that because of the sensitivities of the topic. As a survivor of the Holocaust, I would definitely recommend this film to anyone who has not yet seen it. The most important thing that the film is about is the realisation of the guilt that the Jews felt for being in the camps and not doing anything to help the Jews. This film shows the things that were happening in the camps and the things that were happening in the towns and villages in the camps. The film does not say anything about what the Jews did during the war, so the viewer will not know that the Jews were doing anything wrong. However, the film does show the atrocities that were committed by the Germans, and it shows the evil of the Nazi regime. The only real evil that the Nazis were guilty of was not helping the Jews. Overall, this film is excellent and I highly recommend it.

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Christian Henry

I am not a great fan of Michael Moore's work but I am a big fan of his films. I feel that Fahrenheit 9/11 is the most important of his films and I think that this film was very important to bring the subject of the Holocaust to the forefront of American public consciousness. I think that the film could have been much better if it was done by a different director, but all in all, I enjoyed this film. It is not a great film, but it is a great film. There were parts of the film that I did not like, but it is not a great film. It is not the greatest film I have ever seen, but it is a good film.

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Sandra D.

This film is a perfect blend of science and art. The interviews are interesting and show how the Nazi's were both the creators and victims of the holocaust. The art is fantastic. It is amazing to see the development of a beautiful piece of art. This film is great for anyone who wants to learn more about the holocaust and to understand the people that were involved. The film has a very good cast. Everyone is very talented and bring their best.

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Keith S.

While it has been over 20 years since this film was released, it is still one of the best documentaries about the Holocaust I have ever seen. It is a riveting story that is a triumph of storytelling and the ability of the subject to get the audience to care about what happens to the characters. The way the story unfolds is very effective. It is a documentary that is an exploration of how the human mind works, how it can be affected by things that go beyond the physical. I have never been so moved by a film in my life, and this is a story that should be made into a film.

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Roger

The thing I didn't like about this documentary is that it was too long and dragged on. But it was a good and important documentary. It was just that I didn't really get it. It was like they were just talking about everything and not really saying anything. I think they could have been a little bit more poetic and less talky. I think this documentary was better than some documentaries I've seen.

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Joe H.

As a Pole, I was particularly shocked by the brutal way the SS handled the Polish people. The evidence I have seen so far makes clear that the SS was responsible for all the brutal killings that took place. I do not know whether these killings were authorized by Hitler, but I do know that the crimes were committed under Hitler's orders. Hitler's order was to exterminate all the Poles. The reason the SS did this was because they were deemed to be a threat to the German people. After all, Hitler had ordered the murder of all Jews in Europe and the Polish people. Therefore, the SS had to kill the Polish people. In the film "The Third Reich: A History", Professor Michael Beschloss shows the atrocities committed by the SS during the Holocaust. There is also footage of the famous trial of the Nazi war criminals. However, the Nazi war crimes trial is quite graphic and I would have preferred to see it in the context of the Holocaust. The reason I say that is because it makes the film more disturbing. Also, the Holocaust is a tragedy and I would have preferred to see it in that context. In conclusion, "The Third Reich: A History" is a very important film that shows the horrors of the Holocaust. However, it is only a film. I would have liked to see the film in the context of the Holocaust. However, that is not possible. It is the truth that needs to be told.

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Helen G.

I went to see this movie on opening night in 2005, I think, at the New York City Film Festival. And this is probably one of the best documentaries I have seen in a long time. It's so powerful and so real. The way it deals with the Holocaust, the way it deals with the Holocaust in the Jews, in the Jews, and in the Nazis, is what makes it so powerful. It's very difficult to watch, and it's very difficult to watch again, but I think it's worth it. I think it is very, very important, and I think it's an important documentary.

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Danielle

A truly chilling documentary about the Holocaust and the people who survived it. I wasn't expecting much from this film and was pleasantly surprised. A documentary that is not preachy and more realistic. I am not a fan of Holocaust documentaries but I can't say I was bored by this one. I could watch it over and over again. It has some serious elements and is not for the squeamish. There are many good parts, particularly the interview with victims of the Holocaust who speak of how they were treated in the camps. I thought the film did a great job in showing the horrors of the Holocaust and how the survivors were treated.

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Tammy B.

I found this film to be very moving and informative. It gives you an inside look into the people who were involved in the Holocaust. As a Jewish American, I was able to see how much pain and suffering that people experienced in the concentration camps. I also learned that it was very hard to escape from these camps and try to escape to freedom. This film really touched my heart. This movie should be seen by everyone. It is a must see.

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Grace Hunter

The history of the holocaust was the history of humanity. A history of the human spirit, the man's capacity to rise above his inner pain, the capacity to overcome the pain, to create a world where no man was forgotten. This movie, made by a Polish citizen, is a glimpse into that history, and what it could have been. It is a movie for all people who believe in history and have the capacity to make it true. The holocaust was a turning point in history. It was the beginning of the end of Europe. It is a painful history that could be told with truth, without apologies, without regret. This movie is a monument to the human spirit. It is a testimony to the man who survived the holocaust. This movie will not bring the holocaust back, but it will make it possible for it to be told, and to be remembered. It is a gift for all who remember and remember. It is a lesson to all who are alive and can learn from it. It is a gift for all who are alive and can live it.

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Wayne

At first, I thought this was a documentary about the Holocaust and the Nazis but it turns out that it is about the Jewish Holocaust, which was even worse. It is difficult to believe that the German, who had a large number of Jews, would have done anything about the persecution of the Jews. The Jews were put in a concentration camp in 1939 and were not allowed to go home until 1945. That is a long time for the Jews. This movie also shows that the Jews in Poland were not treated as much as the other people, who were suffering from the Nazis. This is very interesting because there were no Holocaust movies about the Jews. Also, it is very sad to see that the Germans were not going to the Jews who had to flee. The movie also shows how the Germans did not give the Jews the help they needed in order to survive. The movie also shows that the Germans used the Jews as laborers in the factories. In the end, the movie shows that the Jews were not the only ones who suffered. It is a very good movie, which is very important to people who are interested in the Holocaust.

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Donna Harvey

I had read the book, and was excited to watch the movie. I felt that it was a little misleading when the movie made it seem like there was no connection between the two. I think it's very important to understand how this happened. I found it extremely hard to believe that there was no connection between the two. I think the movie was trying to convey that there was a connection. I thought it was very important to show the horrors of the camps and the way that the Germans treated Jews. The movie really did a good job of doing this. The way that they portrayed the Germans was accurate. I would recommend this movie to anyone.

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Kathleen Henderson

This movie is a great example of the bravery of a group of human beings who stood against the Nazi war machine. The thing that made this film so powerful was the fact that the film was able to be made in such a way that it was not only telling the story of the Jews, but also showing the humanity and dignity of the people who were fighting against the Nazis. The acting in this movie is superb. There are no false notes or underplays. The acting in this movie is spot on. The fact that this movie was made in 1995 is impressive. The movie was made as the movie scenes were still being shot. It shows that even though the war was over, the hatred and prejudice towards the Jews had not completely disappeared. We can see this in the fact that the German officer who was shown as a bad guy at the beginning of the movie, ended up being an ally of the Jews. This movie is a must see for everyone who is a human being and who loves a good movie. This movie has made an impact on me and many others who have seen it.

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Amanda B.

I was surprised by the film's low rating here. I have to say that I wasn't expecting much. The film is simply about one man's journey to the camp and the reaction of the guards. The director, David Kirkpatrick, tries to get the viewer to get involved and the film is certainly disturbing in parts. But, I found it interesting. I enjoyed the film's focus on the guards and their reactions to the camp and the suffering of the inmates. The film is not anti-Jewish. It is simply a documentary that examines the harshness of the Nazi regime and the resistance of the Jews. It shows the horrors of the camp and the atrocities committed against the inmates. I thought it was well done and I hope that more documentaries like this are made about the Holocaust.

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Keith Rivera

I did not expect to see this documentary at all, but I did. I am very much interested in Holocaust history, and I have seen a few documentaries about the Holocaust. The first thing that came to my mind was the subject matter, which I already knew about. It is a terrible story, but one that needs to be told. I also know that I can't claim to be a Holocaust survivor, but this documentary told me that I am not alone. I have read some of the reviews for this film, and they were not all bad, and many said it was an excellent film. I would not go that far, but it was definitely worth seeing. It really made me think about the Holocaust. I would like to see more documentaries about the Holocaust, but it was certainly good to see one like this.

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Janice M.

The first thing that strikes me about this documentary is the fact that it is so well done. The film itself, while it might seem disjointed and unorganized at times, is incredibly well edited. The cameraman really knows how to tell a story in a single shot. It's like a documentary that's not trying to get you emotionally involved, but just conveys the story in a way that will make you feel something. The documentary is a true testament to the horrors of the Holocaust. It is extremely difficult to watch the atrocities committed by the Nazis and to feel compassion for those who were involved. The reason I say this is because the documentary is very human. I don't know anyone who doesn't feel for someone who was involved in the Holocaust. The audience gets to experience this feeling in a way that most documentaries can't even think of. The people who were in the camp are treated like real people, and are allowed to share their stories with the world. The film is extremely powerful, and it's certainly one of the most powerful documentaries I have ever seen. There is nothing better than being able to share the pain and suffering of someone else, and knowing that you can help. I would recommend this documentary to anyone who wants to know what it was like to be a prisoner of war, and see the atrocities committed in a way that is painful, and powerful.

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Dylan

I thought this documentary was really good. It was a good look at the life of a former Nazi concentration camp guard. The look into the lives of the guards was very interesting. I liked how the film was made, and it really showed the kind of life they lived. This film really helped me understand what life was like in that camp. I think it's a really important film and I recommend it to people.