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Summary: In postwar Germany in 1946, Rachael Morgan arrives in the ruins of Hamburg in the bitter winter, to be reunited with her husband Lewis, a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city. But as they set off for their new home, Rachael is stunned to discover that Lewis has made an unexpected decision: They will be sharing the grand house with its previous owners, a German widower and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE AFT

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: HOT DVD

Hastings, Max

Summary: Tells the story of the infamous British military operation, the Dambusters raid. This aerial bombing attack, called Operation Chastise, was responsible for the overnight destruction of the Möhne and Eder dams in northwest Germany by Britain's Royal air Force 617 Squadron, an epic wartime maneveuver that has become military legend.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 940.54 HAS

Summary: Set in a dreary, unforgiving mid-nineteenth century German village in Hunsruck, it captures the plight of hundreds of thousands of Europeans who immigrated to faraway South America to escape the famine, poverty and despotism that ruled at home. Edgar Reitz's film is a heart-wrenching drama and love story set against the backdrop of this forgotten tragedy. Jakob, our protagonist, tries to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN HOM

Summary: Germany, 1936. Salomon "Sally" Sorowitsch is the king of counterfeiters. He lives a life of cards, booze, and women. Suddenly his luck runs dry when he is arrested by Superintendent Friedrich Herzog. He is immediately thrown into the Mauthausen concentration camp. There, Salomon exhibits exceptional skills and is soon transferred to the upgraded camp of Sachsenhausen. Upon his arrival, he once...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2008

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2 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN COU

Summary: This French drama chronicles the impact of World War II German occupation on a small village in central France. As the residents come under the pressures of war, they make choices that are inspiring and heartbreaking.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Tetra Media Fiction 2016

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Summary: The German occupation changes the life of the village of Villeneuve forever, and as its residents come under the pressures of war, they make choices that are inspiring and heartbreaking. In this gripping drama, ordinary citizens become patriots, traitors, Nazi employees or activists. Beginning with the Germans' arrival in June 1940, they endure five years of rationing, fighting and betrayals,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV FRE

Summary: "A French village ... chronicles the impact of World War II on a small village in central France. The series follows the lives of the villagers during the war as their lives become irrevocably changed by the German occupation and its aftermath. The Germans arrive in June 1940; the occupation will go on for five years and will reveal the strengths, weaknesses and secrets of the characters as...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MHZ Networks Home Entertainment 2018

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV FRE

Summary: The German occupation changes the life of the village of Villeneuve forever, and as its residents come under the pressures of war, they make choices that are inspiring and heartbreaking.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV FRE

Jacobsen, Annie.

Summary: Details how the U.S. government embarked on a covert operation to recruit and employ Nazi scientists in the years following World War II in an effort to prevent their knowledge and expertise from falling into the hands of the Soviet Union.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little Brown & Co 2013

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Summary: While on a trip in 1928 to visit her son, Mrs. Moore, accompanied by her son's fiancee, is appalled at the treatment of the Indians by the ruling British government. Later, they befriend a native Indian who, over-stepping the accepted norms of his culture, invites the two ladies on an excursion. In a strange turn of events, he is accused of attempting to rape the young woman.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2000

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA PAS

Summary: Its the Battle of Berlin, during World War 2, two women find each other. One is single, AimGee, the other, Jaguar, is unhappily married with 4 children. In war torn Germany it was not safe to be Jewish, it was just as unsafe to be a lesbian. When Jaguar's husband, who is a German soldier, finds out about the relationship of his wife to AimGee, nothing but trouble becomes the result.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Zeitgeist Video 2001

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN AIM

Summary: Where eagles dare: Commandos charged with freeing a U.S. general from an Alpine fortress should trust nothing -- including their own search-and-rescue orders.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Turner Entertainment Co. 2010

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1 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE ESS

Summary: Beginning with the Germans arrival in June 1940, they endure five years of rationing, fighting and betrayals, and strain to keep some semblance of their existence intact. The war shatters all their lives, but a few of them, even in the shadow of destruction, reach out to find fleeting moments of connection and love.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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Kemper, Steve.

Contents: Preparations -- Invitation to Africa -- At the edge of the desert -- First steps -- Stalled in Murzuk -- The palace of demons -- To Aïr -- Plundered -- Days and nights in Tintellust -- Desert port -- Separate ways -- "The celebrated emporium of Negroland" -- An ending -- The kingdom of Bornu -- A mystery solved -- "The horde of the Welad Sliman" -- Razzia -- Captive in Bagirmi -- Letters from...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 916.70423 KEM

Summary: Story of a doctor touring Morocco with his wife and child who accidentally becomes involved in an anarchist plot to assassinate a foreign diplomat in London.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2006

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1 available in Thriller DVDs, Call number: DVD THRILLER MAN

Summary: During World War II, a group of Navy men are sent to steal Enigma (the nazis' top-secret decoding device). When their own ship is destroyed, they must secretly make their way through hostile waters in a severely damaged Nazi U-boat to safety with the device.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios 2000

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Summary: Lonely widow Emmi Kurowski meets Arab worker Ali in a bar during a rainstorm. They fall in love--to their own surprise, and to the shock of family, colleagues, and drinking buddies. An emotional power that reflects the ethnic tensions within German society.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2003

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN ALI

Wilson, Robert

Summary: Math prodigy Andrea Aspinalt vanishes from her first assignment for the British secret service, using a Nazi traitor's identity and memories to create a new life for herself.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt 2001

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WIL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION Wilson

Gratz, Alan

Summary: It is 1943, and thirteen-year-old Michael O'Shaunessey, son of the Irish ambassador to Nazi Germany in Berlin, is also a spy for the British Secret Service, so he has joined the Hitler Youth, and pretending that he agrees with their violence and book-burning is hard enough--but when he is asked to find out more about "Projekt 1065" both his and his parents' lives get a lot more dangerous.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2016

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1 available in JT Fiction, Call number: JT Fiction Gratz 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC GRA

Summary: A teenage Jewish boy from Budapest finds himself in turmoil as Hitler's Final Solution becomes policy throughout Europe. Taken from his family and sent to a concentration camp, his existence becomes a surreal adventure in adversity in order to survive.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Thinkfilm 2006

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA FAT

Summary: Based on the memoirs of an imprisoned French resistance leader, this unbelievably taut and methodical marvel follows the fictional Fontaine's single-minded pursuit of freedom, detailing the planning and carrying out of his escape with gripping precision.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN MAN

Summary: 19th-century "folklore collectors" Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm are con artists. They perform exorcisms of "evil enchantments" (for a healthy fee) while wandering about in French-occupied Germany during the Napoleonic wars. Wilhelm is a swashbuckling cad with an answer for everything, while Jacob is a dreamer who looks at life through fairytale-tinted spectacles. When French Gen. Delatombe gets wise...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Dimension Home Video 2005

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1 available in Fantasy DVDs, Call number: DVD FANTASY BRO

Shakespeare, William.

Summary: The noble Titus returns victorious to Rome bringing Tamora, Queen of the Goths as his captive. When one of Tamora's sons is condemned to die, she vows revenge, and, aided by the villainous Aaron, she exacts a terrible retribution, inaugurating a grim cycle of rape, murder, and cannibalism. This macabre, often brilliant tragedy comes from the earliest stage of Shakespeare's dramatic career....

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2006

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 822.33 SHA

Summary: Relates the story of the Channel Island inhabitants who suffered pain and frustration during the German occupation during WWII. An uneasy relationship is maintained by the islanders and the Nazi's, whose constrictive regulations dampen morale.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Goldhil Video 2002

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV ENE

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