Holocaust survivor movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant holocaust survivor movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, touching, thought provoking, suspenseful and captivating films and TV shows about / with holocaust survivor, holocaust, jewish, world war two, concentration camp, nazi, murder, danger, death and flashback plots mostly in Drama, War and Thriller genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as holocaust survivor: Facing Windows (2003), The Interpreter (2018), Tsili (2014), Left Luggage (1998), Sobibor (2018), Schindler's List (1993), Out of the Ashes (2003), Bye Bye Germany (2017), Denial (2016), The Round Up (2010).

List of holocaust survivor movies

Facing Windows (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Turkey, Portugal, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Overburdened and stuck in a greying marriage, Giovanna takes to caring for a Jewish Holocaust survivor her husband brings home. As she begins to reflect on her life, she turns to the man who lives across from her.
Style: psychological, emotional, sincere, enigmatic, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, redemption, holocaust survivor, fall in love, love affair, memory loss, haunted by the past, family problems, romance, compassion, old man, saving a life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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The Interpreter (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria
Duration: 113 min.
Story: 80-year-old Ali Ungar comes across a book by a former SS officer describing his wartime activities in Slovakia. He realises his parents were executed by him. He sets out to take revenge but finds instead his 70-year-old son, Georg, a retired ...
Style: road movie, sincere, captivating, humorous, melancholic ...
Plot: holocaust survivor, war criminal, road trip, old man, wedding party, father daughter relationship, senior citizen, translator, womanizer, father son relationship, female bartender, elderly ...
Time: 2010s
Place: vienna, slovakia, czech republic, europe, austria
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Tsili (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France, Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Tsili is a young girl caught in the middle of World War II. After her family is taken to a concentration camp, Tsili hides in the forest, free from hatred and men, until the arrival of Marek, a stranger who speaks to her in Yiddish.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing, tense
Plot: holocaust, world war two, survival, against humanity, danger, youth, holocaust survivor, in the woods, hiding, jewish, coming of age, rain ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe
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Left Luggage (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: While escaping from Nazis during the WWII, a Jewish man dug suitcases full of things dear to his heart in the ground two. The war deprived him of his family, and afterwards he endlessly turns over the soil of Antwerp to find the suitcases, which ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: jewish, nanny, parents and children, liberal, eviction, haunted by the past, family relations, holocaust survivor, mentally challenged, religions or cults, racism, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, belgium, antwerp, israel, poland
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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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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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Out of the Ashes (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The real-life story of Gisella Perl, a Jewish Hungarian doctor imprisoned in the notorious Auschwitz death camp of World War II.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, human spirit, survival, wartime life, danger, anti semitism, moral dilemma, starting over, confined, life is a bitch, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: hungary, europe, usa
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Bye Bye Germany (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: David Berman and his friends, all Holocaust survivors, have only one purpose: to go to America as soon as possible. For this they need money. Close to his aim, David is not only deprived of his savings but also overtaken by his shady past.
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, humorous
Plot: concentration camp, fake identity, breaking the fourth wall, door to door salesman, anti semitism, holocaust survivor, interrogation, ss officer, haunted by the past, anti semitic slur, american abroad, german american ...
Time: year 1946
Place: frankfurt germany
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Denial (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.
Style: factual, thought provoking, captivating, disturbing, based on true events ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: holocaust, historian, lawyer, courtroom, judge, holocaust survivor, professor, courtroom drama, genocide, court, justice, new yorker ...
Time: 21st century, year 1994, year 1999, year 2000, year 1998 ...
Place: london, atlanta georgia, israel, england, australia
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The Round Up (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 1942. Joseph is eleven. And this June morning, he must go to school, a yellow star sown on his chest. He receives the support of a goods dealer. The mockery of a baker. Between kindness and contempt, Jo, his Jewish friends, their families, learn of ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, thought provoking, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, nazism, concentration camp, injustice, against humanity, genocide, survival, anti semitism, danger, occupation, wartime life, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942
Place: france, paris france, europe, vichy, germany
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The Pawnbroker (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Jewish pawnbroker, a victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions.
Style: emotional, realistic, bleak, psychological, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, survival, haunted by the past, human nature, self discovery, life is a bitch, against humanity, nazi, holocaust survivor, loan shark ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, harlem ...
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Watch Me When I Kill (1977)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A pharmacist is murdered, and a woman happens to see the culprit leave the scene. She soon finds herself being stalked by the killer.
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mystery killer, psychopath, danger, investigation, woman in danger, courtroom drama, mystery, crime, crimes, on the run, stalking ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, italy
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A Call to Remember (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Paula Tobias, a Holocaust survivor who has suffered the ultimate personal tragedy of losing her spouse and children during the Nazi occupation of World War II. Now re-married and living in America during the late 1960's with husband David, they ...
Plot: holocaust, holocaust survivor, injury, teen angst, dysfunctional family, family relations, remarry, overprotective parent, jewish, parent child relationship, hidden money, jewish family ...
Time: 1960s, year 1967, 60s
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And Along Come Tourists (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Sven arrives in nowadays Auschwitz to do his civil service at the memorial. He encounters unfriendliness, especially by Stanislaw Krzeminski, the 85 year old KZ-survivor, and Krzysztof Lanuszewski, brother of his early love affair Ania. Even his ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating
Plot: friendship, holocaust, haunted by the past, concentration camp, obsession, elderly, war crime, civil servant, memory, holocaust survivor, golden years, translator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, brussels
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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 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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Magic Men (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An elderly Israeli Jew of Greek origins was sent to Greece to represent his town in a town twinning ceremony, however he went instead to search for his friend from the childhood, who saved him from the Holocaust. In meantime he formed a special ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: escapades, elderly, dedication event, religions or cults, quibbling, family relations, bittersweet, parents and children, golden years, on the road, family problems, aging ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, middle east
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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 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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Hunters (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A diverse band of Nazi Hunters living in 1977 New York City discover that hundreds of high ranking Nazi officials are living among us and conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the U.S. The eclectic team of Hunters set out on a bloody quest to bring ...
Plot: holocaust, war criminal, nazi concentration camp, world war two, flashback, paranoia, mass murder, holocaust survivor, stolen identity, hitler, fake identity, vigilantism ...
Time: 70s, year 1977
Place: new york
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Coming Out (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: East Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Reportedly the first film to come out of East Germany to deal openly with gay issues. Philipp, a closeted teacher is dating a female collegue to keep up appearances. One night, by 'accident' he stumbles into a gay bar, meets and promptly ...
Style: sexy, sentimental, sexual, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: coming out, gay, gays and lesbians, love triangle, teacher, sexuality, gay teenager, concert, gay relationship, gay bar, romance, sexual relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: east berlin, europe, germany, east berlin east germany, berlin germany
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The Dead Zone (1983)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Johnny Smith is a schoolteacher with his whole life ahead of him but, after leaving his fiancee's home one night, is involved in a car crash which leaves him in a coma for 5 years. When he wakes, he discovers he has an ability to see into the ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural ability, dark hero, destiny, coma, supernatural, neo noir, changing the past or future, heroes, investigation, serial killer, murder, a vision ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, future
Place: usa, new hampshire, maine
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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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X-Men: First Class (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were arch-enemies, they were closest of friends, working together with other mutants ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, surprise ending, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural ability, mutant, supernatural power, superhero, superhuman powers, supernatural, superhuman, team, tough guy, save the day, training, vengeance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1962 ...
Place: oxford university, usa, eastern europe, poland, langley virginia ...
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X-Men (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two mutants, Rogue and Wolverine, come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team, the X-Men, must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers.
Style: serious, exciting, comic, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mutant, supernatural ability, rescue, good versus evil, supernatural, superhuman powers, superhero, heroes, heroic mission, adventure, danger, genetically altered ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, near future, 1940s, 2000s ...
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, u.s. capitol building, mississippi, new york ...
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7 Days in Entebbe (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France, Malta
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1976, four hijackers take over an Air France airplane with 248 passengers on board and force it to land in Entebbe, Uganda.
Style: suspense, based on true events, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane hijack, rescue mission, terrorist, hostage situation, death threat, terrorism, politics, danger, pistol, gun, violence, palestinian ...
Time: year 1976, 70s
Place: israel, uganda, athens greece, frankfurt germany
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Jonah Who Lived in the Whale (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Hungary
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of the Holocaust, seen as Jonah, a young jewish boy living in Amsterdam at the onset of WW II, who with his family is taken by the Nazis to a concentration camp. (Based on the book 'Childhood' by Jona Oberski.)
Plot: holocaust survivor, concentration camp, holocaust, childhood memory, genocide, child in peril, nazi concentration camp, autobiography, illness, insanity, nazism, good versus evil ...
Place: amsterdam
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The Equalizer 2 (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Robert McCall returns to deliver his special brand of vigilante justice -- but how far will he go when it's someone he loves?
Style: suspense, surprise ending, ambiguous ending
Plot: cia, violence, murder, revenge, martial arts, drug dealer, ambush, loner, black hero, dark past, taxi driver, loss of friend ...
Time: 2010s
Place: brussels belgium, brussels, washington d.c., istanbul turkey, boston ...
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Scorpio (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Cross is an old hand at the CIA, in charge of assassinating high-ranking foreign personalities who are an obstacle to the policies of the USA. He often teams up with Frenchman Jean Laurier, alias "Scorpio", a gifted free-lance operative. ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, cult film, tragic ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, on the run, espionage, intrigue, assassination attempt, double agent, betrayal, heroes, secret agents, hitman, assassination, cia ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vienna, washington d.c., langley virginia, europe, berlin germany
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The Invisibles (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Four young Jews survive the Third Reich in the middle of Berlin by living so recklessly that they become "invisible."
Plot: holocaust, refugee, resistance, courage, survival, russian soldier, holocaust survivor, nazi officer, reenactment, shoah, hiding, interview ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, berlin germany
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