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Winner of the 1981 Academy Award® for Best Feature Documentary

Narrated by Elizabeth Taylor & Orson Welles

“Unforgettable…an unabashed assault on the emotions.” – Newsweek Magazine

In 1981 this film became the first Holocaust documentary to receive an Academy Award® and it remains today a chilling, heartbreaking testament to the strength and suffering of the Jewish people and the courage and heroism of those who came to their aid. With beautiful narration by Orson Welles and Elizabeth Taylor, the film begins by providing a look at the flourishing Jewish community in pre-war Europe and then traces their grim trajectory through the ghettos, camps, and prisons of the Nazi regime, introducing the lost victims and brave heroes along the way.

Running time 1 hr, 23 min.

Narrated by
Elizabeth Taylor & Orson Welles

Introduction by
Simon Wiesenthal

Original music score composed and conducted by
Elmer Bernstein

Performed by
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Written by
Martin Gilbert and Rabbi Marvin Hier

Adapted for the screen by
Arnold Schwartzman

Produced by
Arnold Schwartzman and Rabbi Marvin Hier

Directed by
Arnold Schwartzman

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