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The Survivor Mitzvah Project supports the important work of documentary filmmakers who are bringing new insights and issues about the Holocaust to the public.
Ghosts of the Third Reich
“Ghosts of the Third Reich” documents the poignant and anguished stories of descendants of the Nazis, who confront their family’s past and communicate their most profound feelings of guilt by inheritance.
Richard Bloom is a documentary filmmaker whose work focuses on The Holocaust and survivors. His 5 documentaries, Defending Holocaust History, Transport XX to Auschwitz, The Litvak Connection, The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising–The Survivors’ Stories and Sobibor–The Plan, The Revolt, The Escape, are available to visitors on the monitors at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Yad Vashem. Born in the Dorchester section of Boston, Mr. Bloom received a Bachelor and Master’s degrees at Northeastern and State College at Boston.
“It is imperative that the historical truth of what happened during the Shoah be brought to the screen through those who experienced it and preserved for future generations as well as to expose and counteract all forms of anti-Semitism.” — Richard Bloom
Defending Holocaust History (entire film)
Transport XX to Auschwitz (trailer)
Transport XX to Auschwitz (entire film)
Danny Ben-Moshe is a documentary film maker and an at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. Danny has produced and directed several critically praised documentaries. These include The Buchenwald Ball (2006) about Holocaust survivors in Australia celebrating the sixtieth anniversary of their liberation. His 2011 documentary Carnaby Street Undressed was broadcast on the Yesterday Television channel in the UK and was reviewed as pick of the week in The Sunday Times and got four stars in London’s Time Out. In 2012 Danny co-produced, co-directed and was the lead catalyst in the documentary Rewriting History about the emergence of Double Genocide and the rewriting of the history of the Holocaust in Lithuania. It was reviewed in the Australian newspaper as “one of those documentaries that is so compelling and so confronting it leaves you stunned, a little breathless”.
Rewriting History is a contemporary political story about taking action in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds in a David Vs Goliath tale that bears testament to the power of conviction and the importance of fighting for the historical truth…
Rewriting History (promo)
“This is one of those documentaries that is so compelling and so confronting it leaves you stunned, a little breathless”
The Australian – 14 September 2012 (Download PDF of full press review)