The Resource Messengers without an audience, produced by AVA Productions, (electronic resource)

Messengers without an audience, produced by AVA Productions, (electronic resource)

Label
Messengers without an audience
Title
Messengers without an audience
Statement of responsibility
produced by AVA Productions
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Messengers Without An Audience is a gripping documentary about the heroism of a handful of eyewitnesses who brought the first devastating reports about the Nazi atrocities to the West. Why did such a large proportion of the world ignore the genocide of millions of civilians in Europe? Did people not believe what was happening in Europe or was their indifference plain anti-Semitism? These questions are addressed in the documentary through interviews with four men who tried to warn the world: Jan Karski, Gerhart Riegner, Jan Nowak and Wladislav Bartoszewski. The documentary examines the reasons for ignoring the Nazi s murderous actions. Anti-Semitism was common at the time not only in Europe but among high officials of the American State Department. Was it shared by President Roosevelt? We do know that the State Department suppressed information, delayed action and directed consulates in the field to refuse refugees life-saving visas.Also interviewed are William Slany, the former Chief Historian of the State Department and Stuart Eizenstat, former U.S. Under Secretary of State. Slany's is the first testimony by a former top official of the Department. He speaks candidly about the catastrophic mistakes and the significant anti-Semitic attitude of that era. Stuart Eizenstat who published the Nazi-Gold Reports, discusses American responsibility for this tragic history
Awards note
Berlin Film Festival, 2003
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
English
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AVA Productions
Runtime
52
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bartoszewski, Władysław
  • Karski, Jan
  • Nowak, Jan
  • Riegner, Gerhart
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
general
Label
Messengers without an audience, produced by AVA Productions, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1646898
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (52 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)747797964
Video recording format
other
Label
Messengers without an audience, produced by AVA Productions, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1646898
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (52 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)747797964
Video recording format
other

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