Concentration camp survivor movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant concentration camp survivor movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful, captivating and psychological films and TV shows about / with concentration camp survivor, concentration camp, world war two, holocaust, nazi, jewish, murder, german, survival and holocaust survivor plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as concentration camp survivor: The Photographer of Mauthausen (2018), Escape From a Nazi Death Camp (2014), The Night Porter (1974), The Windermere Children (2020), The Golden Glove (2019), Naked Among Wolves (2015), Return from the Ashes (1965), Memoir of Pain (2017), Sobibor (2018), Phoenix (2014).

List of concentration camp survivor movies

The Photographer of Mauthausen (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Spanish photographer Francesc Boix, imprisoned in the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp, works in the SS Photographic Service. Between 1943 and 1945, he hides, with the help of other prisoners, thousands of negatives, with the purpose of showing ...
Style: rough, thought provoking, captivating, tense, disturbing
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, nazism, photographer, world war two, spanish civil war, slave labor, nazi, concentration camp survivor, nazi occupation, prisoner, camera ...
Time: 1940s
Place: spain
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Escape From a Nazi Death Camp (2014)
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA
Duration: 38 min.
Story: From PBS - The secret Nazi death camp at Sobibor was created solely for the mass extermination of Jews. But on the 14th of October 1943, the inmates fought back, in the biggest and most successful prison outbreak of the Second World War. Told ...
Plot: world war two, concentration camp survivor, holocaust, concentration camp, holocaust survivor, nazi concentration camp, nazi, nazis
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The Night Porter (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In this unsettling drama from Italian filmmaker Liliana Cavani, a concentration camp survivor discovers her former torturer and lover working as a porter at a hotel in postwar Vienna. When the couple attempt to re-create their sadomasochistic ...
Style: psychological, serious, sexual, bleak, sexy ...
Plot: s&m, war crime, dangerous attraction, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual abuse, lovers reunited, graphic violence, sexual perversion, hotel, haunted by the past, destructive relationship, danger ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957, 1940s ...
Place: vienna, europe, hungary, germany, frankfurt germany ...
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The Windermere Children (2020)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of the pioneering project to rehabilitate child survivors of the Holocaust on the shores of Lake Windermere.
Plot: jewish, holocaust survivor, recovery, childhood trauma, compassion, concentration camp survivor, kindness, friendship, painting, world war two, riding a bicycle, country house ...
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The Golden Glove (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A serial killer strikes fear in the hearts of residents of Hamburg during the early 1970s.
Style: based on true events, bleak, suspenseful, macabre, melancholic
Plot: serial killer, loner, sex crime, murder, misfit, mentally unstable, prostitute, pub, loser, brutality, murder of a prostitute, extreme violence ...
Time: 70s, year 1970, year 1974, 20th century
Place: hamburg germany, central europe, west germany
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Naked Among Wolves (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Naked Among Wolves (German: Nackt unter Wölfen) is a German drama film directed by Philipp Kadelbach in 2015. It is based on the novel of the same name by Bruno Apitz, which was published in 1958 by the East German Publishing house. It was created ...
Style: tense, captivating, realistic, psychological, ambiguous ending
Plot: man boy relationship, holocaust, jewish, concentration camp, nazism, war, liberation, resistance, prisoner, little boy, death, race against time ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: germany
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Return from the Ashes (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Jewish woman, Dr. Michele Wolf, interred in a Nazi concentration camp during WWII returns to her Paris home after the war's end. She's unaware that her husband, the handsome gigolo and chess master Stanislaw Pilgrin, has been having an ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, psychological, serious
Plot: murder, chess, gigolo, impossible love, dishonesty, deadly, innocence lost, uncover truth, love affair, crimes, fall in love, crime ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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Memoir of Pain (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Switzerland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: June 1944, France is still under the German Occupation. The writer Robert Antelme, major figure of the Resistance, is arrested and deported. His young wife, Marguerite, writer and resistant, was torn by the anguish of not having her news and her ...
Style: realistic, romantic, compassionate, melancholic, serious ...
Plot: french resistance, female writer, gestapo, nazism, world war two, concentration camp, nazi occupation, nazi occupied france, sea, female protagonist, beach, end of war ...
Time: year 1944, year 1945, 1940s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
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Sobibor (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Germany, Lithuania, Poland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on the true story, international historical project “Sobibor” is dedicated to the heroism of the Soviet o cer Alexander Pechersky. During the great Patriotic war, being in a Nazi concentration camp Sobibor he managed to do the impossible ...
Style: rough, based on true events, factual, suspenseful
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, escape, holocaust survivor, concentration camp, killings, holocaust, rebellion, barefoot woman, shoah, mass murder, russian abroad ...
Time: 1940s
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Phoenix (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A disfigured concentration-camp survivor, unrecognizable after facial reconstruction surgery, searches ravaged postwar Berlin for the husband who might have betrayed her to the Nazis.
Style: psychological, captivating, serious, tense, enigmatic ...
Plot: neo noir, survivor, haunted by the past, physical appearance, singing, betrayal, neo-noir, husband wife relationship, hospital, surgery, strong female character, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945, 1930s ...
Place: europe, berlin germany, germany, palestine, tel aviv israel ...
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Simon & the Oaks (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Epic story about two families and their friendship and common destiny in Sweden's Gothenburg in the 1940s and 1950s. Told from the perspective of young Simon Larsson, who learns that he's an adopted child who has a Jewish father from ...
Style: realistic, tense, psychological, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: coming of age, world war two, friendship, family relations, wartime life, culture clash, working class, society, youth, best friend, snobbism, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 50s
Place: sweden, europe
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Santo in the Wax Museum (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Mexico
Duration: 92 min.
Story: El Santo, the masked Mexican wrestler, investigates a series of kidnappings. He discovers that the mysterious Doctor Caroll is using the victims as part of his experiments to develop an army of monsters. Naturally, El Santo is able to overcome them ...
Style: suspense, psychotronic
Plot: wrestling, masked superhero, mixed martial arts, concentration camp survivor, muscleman, sword and sandal, strongman, greco roman wrestling, wax museum, heroes, jewish man, warrior ...
Place: mexico
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My Love and I (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 'The King's Mountain Path' is a long line for wandering, with unmanned sleeping accommodation cabins at appropriate distances. It is not without dangers, in particular when narrow and shallow but speedily running creeks must be ...
Plot: death, wandering, paranoia, false accusation, mountain climbing, fatal accident, murder, love, nature, teenager, jewish, drowning ...
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The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, Otto Frank decides to hide his family, who are Jewish, after his daughter Margot is called to appear for transport to a Nazi labour camp. Miep Gies, Otto Frank's office assistant hides them in the attic ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, bleak, thought provoking
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, world war two, heroes, anti heroes, war, human spirit, attic, racism, family life, strong female presence, indoor ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
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36 Hours (1964)
Genre: Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Germans kidnap an American major and try to convince him that World War II is over, so that they can get details about the Allied invasion of Europe out of him.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, bleak, realistic
Plot: world war two, memory loss, hospital, d day, espionage, military hospital, interrogation, cons and scams, anti war, war, against humanity, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, germany, portugal, lisbon portugal, normandy ...
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Almost Peaceful (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set during the largely unexplored period immediately following World War II, the film follows a group of mostly Jewish Parisians who attempt to restart their lives and rekindle their capacity for happiness in the shadow of unspeakable horrors. ...
Style: sincere, emotional, captivating, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: anti semitism, family relations, holocaust, starting over, survival, human spirit, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, hopes, love and romance, couple relations, reunion ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1946
Place: paris france, france, europe, canada
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The Man Who Captured Eichmann (1996)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Argentina
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in 1960, the story follows the efforts of the Mossad, the Israeli Secret Service, to find former SS Colonel Adolf Eichmann, who ran from Germany to Argentina and took the name Ricardo Clement. He was wanted for the murders of both Europeans and ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: holocaust, world war two, manhunt, life is a bitch, confined, against humanity, heroic mission, righting the wronged, state affairs, crimes, war, hidden identity ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: latin america, argentina, buenos aires argentina
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Mendel (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Jewish family leaves Germany after surviving the Holocaust and heads to Norway. Mendel, their youngest son, is too young to make sense of the Holocaust but tries to comprehend his family's actions during the war and their nightmares now. His ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, immigrants, family relations, nightmare, anti heroes, young heroes, youth, anti hero, misfit, society, wartime life, social relations ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s, 1950s
Place: norway, germany, bavaria, palestine, israel
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The Diary of Anne Frank (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of a 13-year-old Jewish girl and her family who are forced into hiding by the Nazis during World War II.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, world war two, jewish, against humanity, hopes, teenage life, human spirit, confined, anti hero, heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
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Miss Rose White (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Rose White (Sedgwick) is a modern young career woman in post-World War II New York City who has largely relegated her Jewish heritage to scrapbooks and memories. Born in Poland but fortunate enough to escape the country before the Nazi occupation ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching
Plot: reunion, family relations, solace, human spirit, siblings relations, immigrants, forceful separation, bittersweet, society, starting over, introspection, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1940s
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Not Everybody's Lucky Enough to Have Communist Parents (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Irène, a strong french believer of communist utopia, is the happiest one when the Red Army Chorus announce they are coming to the Parisian stage.
Style: serious, realistic, sexual, sexy, offbeat ...
Plot: politics, music band, soldier, fall in love, love and romance, state affairs, utopia, society, store, idealism, concentration camp, belief ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1958, 1950s
Place: paris france, france, russia
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Kojak: The Belarus File (1985)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lt. Theo Kojak uncovers a Nazi conspiracy.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, witty ...
Plot: riddles and clues, who done it, urban, police investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, crime, crimes, police, murder, soviet ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Lore (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Australia, Germany, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After her Nazi parents are imprisoned, Lore leads her younger siblings across a war-torn Germany in 1945. Amidst the chaos, she encounters mysterious Jewish refugee Thomas, who shatters her fragile reality with hatred and desire. To live, she must ...
Style: tense, disturbing, sincere, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: nazism, survival, post war, child as adult, society, human nature, escapades, siblings relations, against humanity, family relations, on the road, youth ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: germany, russia, hamburg germany, poland, australia ...
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Sophie's Choice (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Stingo, a young writer, moves to Brooklyn in 1947 to begin work on his first novel. As he becomes friendly with Sophie and her lover Nathan, he learns that she is a Holocaust survivor. Flashbacks reveal her harrowing story, from pre-war prosperity ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, depressing, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, against humanity, nazis, concentration camp, world war two, mental illness, post war, haunted by the past, love and romance, wartime life, tragedy, male female relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: new york, poland, usa
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Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, genocide, rescue, against humanity, ghetto, jewish, anti semitism, wartime, nazi, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1990s, 90s
Place: poland, germany, europe, central europe, israel
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Kitchen Stories (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Swedish efficiency researchers come to Norway for a study of Norwegian men, to optimize their use of their kitchen. Folke Nilsson (Tomas Norström) is assigned to study the habits of Isak Bjørvik (Joachim Calmeyer). By the rules of the research ...
Style: humorous, witty, twists and turns, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, research, surveillance, cooking, regret, human nature, friends, dishonesty, satire, husband wife relationship, scientist, human animal relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1950s, 50s, 40s
Place: norway, europe, scandinavia, finland, eastern europe ...
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The Monster Squad (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Count Dracula adjourns to Earth, accompanied by Frankenstein's Monster, the Wolfman, the Mummy, and the Gillman. The uglies are in search of a powerful amulet that will grant them power to rule the world. Our heroes - the Monster Squad are the ...
Style: humorous, scary, semi serious, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, horror for children, kids
Plot: mummy, vampire, small town, werewolf, friendship, world domination, adventure, young heroes, good versus evil, curses spells and rituals, save the world, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s, 19th century, 20th century, 1880s
Place: usa, transylvania, california
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Imagining Argentina (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set during the unsettling disappearances in Buenos Aires during the dictatorship of the 1970s, the film involves theater director Carlos Rueda and his wife Cecilia. Shortly after Cecilia writes an editorial commentary questioning the mysterious ...
Style: serious, bleak, tense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: politics, disappearance, uncover truth, crimes, deadly, political unrest, danger, kidnapping, father daughter relationship, compassion, dishonesty, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, year 1976
Place: argentina, europe, latin america, italy, venice ...
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Escape from Sobibor (1987)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
Duration: 143 min.
Story: During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow (actually threaten) that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were its captives, the Jewish laborers that had ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, escape, captivity, pow, genocide, violence, brutality, against humanity, corporal punishment, holocaust, military ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: poland, europe
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The Deadly Affair (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Charles Dobbs is a British secret agent investigating the apparent suicide of Foreign Office official Samuel Fennan. Dobbs suspects that Fennan's wife, Elsa, a survivor of a Nazi Germany extermination camp, might have some clues, but other ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: private detective, espionage, uncover truth, crimes, love affair, danger, working undercover, infidelity, political corruption, office, civil servant, master and servant ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, london
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