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Holocaust Cinema Complete : A History and Analysis of 400 Films, with a Teaching Guide - Rich Brownstein

Holocaust Cinema Complete

A History and Analysis of 400 Films, with a Teaching Guide

By: Rich Brownstein

Paperback | 30 September 2021

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For generations, Holocaust movies have become an important segment of world cinema and the de-facto holocaust education for many. They are so critically venerated that one-third of all American-produced Holocaust films have been nominated for at least one Oscar. Nonetheless, most Holocaust films have fallen through the cracks. In fact, few have even been commercially successful. This book explains these trends--and many others--in a complete guide to 300 Holocaust films and made-for-television movies.

Here, Holocaust films from Anne Frank to Schindler's List to Jojo Rabbit are put into historical and artistic perspective and are discussed through many lenses: historically, chronologically, thematically, sociologically, geographically and individually. The filmmakers behind these films are also contextualized, including Charlie Chaplin, Sidney Lumet, Woody Allen, Steven Spielberg and Roman Polanski. This book also includes recommendations and reviews of the 50 best Holocaust films, an educational guide, and a detailed listing of each Holocaust film.
Industry Reviews
"More than a reference book, Brownstein's tome is a work of Holocaust film criticism and a guide for educators teaching the Holocaust through film. Brownstein [is] an international expert concerning the history and use of Holocaust films... This book is an invaluable source on Holocaust films and deserves a wide readership. ...highly recommended"-Choice; "Rich Brownstein's Holocaust Cinema Complete is an asset to every educator and to anyone trying to understand the history of Holocaust films. His research is extensive and impressive, listing every Holocaust film ever produced worldwide. His classification of these films into different genres and topics is invaluable. Teachers are always asking us, 'what is the best Holocaust film we can use in our classroom?' Rich has provided a 'guide for the perplexed' and specific answers to this and many other questions with which educators grapple. I highly recommend this book for any teacher wishing to use a Holocaust film as part of their classroom experience."-Ephraim Kaye, Yad Vashem Director of the Jewish World and International Seminars for Educators at Yad Vashem's International School for Holocaust Studies, from 1994 through 2020

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