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Summary: In a small provincial town, arrangements and events surrounding the firemen's annual ball, honoring a retiring firechief, go wrong at every turn.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: An aging Jewish doctor is forbidden to practice medicine in Prague during the Nazi occupation. He is employed in a warehouse as a clerk, cataloguing confiscated Jewish property. When a partisan is wounded, the doctor reluctantly agrees to treat him. The doctor hides him in his run-down apartment buiding as he sneaks through the black-market underworld of Prague in search of morphine to ease...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Facets Video 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Inspired by the real life heroics of Nicholas Winton who saved hundreds of Czech Jewish children from the Nazis. The Silberstein's are a large and close knit extended family living in Czechoslovakia. Believing in the decency of mankind, they don't pay heed to the Nazi threat. They finally realize the true horror of what is coming, but it is too late. Making the toughest possible decision, they...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Wellspring Media 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: During WWII, nurse Eliska is part of a secret resistance movement with her lover, surgeon Richard. When he is discovered, she is forced to leave the hospital in order to hide from the Nazis as well. A sympathetic colleague sends her off with a patient whose life she saved, to the remote Moravian mountain village of Zelary, where time has stopped, as he has agreed to hide her as his wife. They...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment 2005

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

Mawer, Simon.

Summary: Jewish newlyweds Viktor and Liesel Landauer build their dream home, and despite the low hum of the German war machine reverberating through the land, the two look forward to a life of promise. But as war becomes inevitable, their lives are transformed in profound ways.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC MAW

Summary: Comedy-drama about a young trainmaster employed in a tiny station during World War II. He becomes involved in a plot to blow up a German ammunition train, but when the plan backfires, he is forced to commit the ultimate act of courage.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: "Made following the discovery of amateur footage shot in China in 1966 during the first and most radical stage of the Cultural Revolution, IN THE INTENSE NOW speaks to the fleeting nature of moments of great intensity. Scenes of China are set alongside archival images of the events of 1968 in France, Czechoslovakia, and, to a lesser extent, Brazil. In keeping with the tradition of the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC IN

Contents: Chain of fools (Komety) -- Kočičí král Felix (Pavel Novák) -- Zlom vaz (Flamingo) -- Kyvadlo (Discobolos) -- Nestůj a pojď (u nás máme mejdan) (Golden Kids) -- Závrať (Helena Blehárová) -- Už tu nesmím zůstat (Karel Černoch) -- Jedeme dál (Bezinky) -- Lesní víla (Petr Spálený) -- Poprava blond holky (Flamengo) -- Blue taxi (Blue Effect) -- Domácí vojna mezi tělem a duší (Václav Týfa) -- Nikdy...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Munster Records 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD POP/ROCK CZE

Summary: Set in Czechoslovakia in the 1960's, the story revolves around a young doctor who has a way with women and an aversion to politics. He suddenly finds himself caught up in his country's political turmoil and in a crisis of commitment with the women in his life.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA UNB

Epstein, Franci

Summary: "The captivating memoir of a spirited and glamorous young Jewish fashion designer who survived the Holocaust, with an afterword by her daughter, Helen Epstein"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 EPSTEIN, FRANCI EPS

Mawer, Simon.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAW

Summary: Focuses on a little-known episode in the Czechoslovakian dissident's life when he decided to test the boundaries of his totalitarian state by taking an extended vacation, visiting friends all over the country.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Facets Video 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC CIT

Summary: Perličky na dně: These five eccentric tales take the viewer on a journey from a motorcycle race to a rain-soaked wedding party to an unexpected cross-cultural romance. -- Sedmikrasky: "Two teenage girls decide that since the world is spoiled they will be spoiled as well; accordingly they embark on a series of destructive pranks in which they consume and destroy the world about them."--O...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Criterion collection 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Iturbe, Antonio

Summary: Follows Dita Kraus from age fourteen, when she is put in charge of a few forbidden books at Auschwitz concentration camp, through the end of World War II and beyond. Based on a true story.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Godwin Books, Henry Holt and Company 2017

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION ITU

Copies Available at Peninsula

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC ITU

Kriseova, Eda

Summary: Vaclav Havel, the playwright, essayist, dissident who led Czechoslovakia back to democracy and became its president, is one of the most admired men of our time. He stands for values not often found in world politics - courtesy, good taste, intelligence, decency, and, above all, responsibility. But who is this man, and how did he come to think and believe as he does, what formed him, how did he...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 1993

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HAV

Sís, Peter

Summary: I was born at the beginning of it all, on the Red side - the Communist side - of the Iron Curtain. Through annotated illustrations, journals, maps, and dreamscapes, Peter Sis shows what life was like for a child who loved to draw, proudly wore the red scarf of a Young Pioneer, stood guard at the giant statue of Stalin, and believed whatever he was told to believe. But adolescence brought...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus, Giroux 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 943.7040 SIS
1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 943.7040 SIS

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: J 943.7040 SIS

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB Sis Sis

Summary: During World War II and the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia, a couple, Josef and Marie, decide to hide a young Jewish neighbor in their small apartment. They keep getting a visit from their neighbor, Horst, who is a German sympathizer and has his eye on Marie. When she rejects his advances he seeks revenge by trying to move a Nazi clerk into their home, forcing the couple to tell a lie that...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Classics 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: A loving mother writes a farewell letter to her son just days before she dies in a concentration camp during the Holocaust. Fifty years later, the letter mysteriously reaches her son. It is a letter of hope that could inspire everyone it touched. Narration is coordinated with interviews, family photos and archival photography.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Terra Entertainment 2003

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult- Biography, Call number: 921 DVD Ollendorf 2003

Eisen, Max

Summary: This autobiography of Canadian Max Eisen details the rural Hungarian deportations to Auschwitz-Birkenau, back-breaking slave labour in Auschwitz I, the infamous 'death march' of January 1945, the painful aftermath of liberation, and a journey of physical and psychological healing.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hanover Square Press 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 EISEN, MAX EIS

Albright, Madeleine Korbel.

Summary: From former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright comes a moving and thoughtful memoir of her formative years in Czechoslovakia during the tumult of Nazi occupation, World War II, fascism, and the onset of the Cold War.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 943.71 ALBRIGHT, MADELEINE KORBEL ALB

Greenfield, Martin

Summary: "He's been called 'America's greatest living tailor' and 'the most interesting man in the world.' Now, for the first time, Holocaust survivor Martin Greenfield tells his incredible life story. Taken from his Czechoslovakian home at age fifteen and transported to the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz with his family, Greenfield came face to face with 'Angel of Death' Dr. Joseph Mengele and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Regnery Publishing, a Salem Communications Company 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GREENFIELD, MARTIN GRE

Neumann, Ariana

1 hold on 4 copies

Summary: "In 1941, the first Neumann family member was taken by the Nazis, arrested in German-occupied Czechoslovakia for bathing in a stretch of river forbidden to Jews. He was transported to Auschwitz. Eighteen days later his prisoner number was entered into themorgue book. Of thirty-four Neumann family members, twenty-five were murdered by the Nazis. One of the survivors was Hans Neumann, who, to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 NEU

Sís, Peter

Summary: I was born at the beginning of it all, on the Red side - the Communist side - of the Iron Curtain. Through annotated illustrations, journals, maps, and dreamscapes, Peter Sis shows what life was like for a child who loved to draw, proudly wore the red scarf of a Young Pioneer, stood guard at the giant statue of Stalin, and believed whatever he was told to believe. But adolescence brought...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 943.704 Sis

Summary: Story of a young woman who like her friends is very concerned with men and love. A reserve army group comes into town and she falls in love with a pianist, who after swearing eternal love leaves for his home.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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