University of Minnesota
Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies


Book and Video Library: O-P

Title: "Olympia (Part II)"
Description: Leni Riefenstahl 's classic film about the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympic Games. Focuses on the beauty of the human body, from a fascist perspective, an important theme of proto- and Nazi ideology. English narration.
Film Length: 96 minutes.

Title: "Olympia, Part II"
Description: This film includes field hockey, polo, soccer, aquatic, bicycling, sailing, and rowing events; as well as the marathon race and the thrilling decathlon where American Glen Morris won the title of greatest all-around athlete in the world.

Title: "One Survivor Remembers"
Description: This is a special tribute in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust and WWII.  Through a series of interviews, photographs and footage shot in the actual locations of her memories, Gerda Weissmann Klein takes us on a journey of survival through one of the most devastating events in the history of mankind. 1995.
Film Length: 39 minutes.

Title: "Open City"
Description: It is the first post-war Italian picture that tells the terrors inflicted on the Italian people in the declared "Open City."  It revolves around a leader of the WWII Italian underground resistance and the flight against the Nazi occupation of Rome.
Film Length: 98 minutes.

Title: "Opening the Gates of Hell: American Liberators"
Description: American camp liberators share their difficult memories of the liberation of concentration camps. Produced by the Holocaust Memorial Foundation (Chicago, IL USA). 1992.
Film Length: 45 minutes.

Title: "Oskar Schindler, Adolf Hitler and the Holocaust"
Description: Two 46-minute tapes juxtapose the life of Hitler and Schindler, with some very interesting color film of the rise of the Third Reich and the concentration camps. 1994. 
Film Length: 90 minutes.

Title: "Preserving the Past to Ensure the Future"
Description: Deals with the death of 1.5 million Jewish children during the Holocaust. Includes the responses of visitors to the Children 's Memorial at Jerusalem 's Yad Vashem museum. Current examples of racism around the world juxtaposed with the poetry and art of children who perished in the camps. 1989.
Film Length: 15 minutes.

Title: "Punch Me in the Stomach"
Description: Travels to New Zealand, New York, and with upmost poignancy, journeys back to Poland to visit Auschwitz, where father and daughter revisit the camps together.
Film Length: 58 minutes.

Title: "Purple Triangles"
Description: Fifty years ago; millions in Europe were suffering under the regime of the Nazis.  Among the victims one religious group stood out as unusual- Jehovah's Witnesses.  Among the thousands of Witnesses who suffered was the Kussserow family.  Their story of courage and endurance in the face of unbearable suffering will hearten all that see it.
Film Length: 15 minutes.