SB 1828 assigns the THGAAC the task of approving audiovisual resources that can
be used in the classroom. The following resources are approved. SB 1828 allows each Texas school district to
decide which THGAAC-approved materials are age-appropriate for their students.
Educators should screen in advance anything shown to students to ensure appropriateness.
A Night at the Garden, directed by Marshall
Curry, 2017. American documentary film; employs archival footage of
1939 American Nazi rally; appropriate for middle school; 7 minutes; view here
Alma Rosé: A Tribute with the Ranana Symphonette Orchestra, 2016. Israeli television news story about Gustav Mahler’s niece, who served as Kapo for the women’s orchestra in Auschwitz, where she was killed; music teachers may find this of interest; 3 minutes; view here
Birthplace,directed by Pawel Lozinski, 1992. Subtitled Polish documentary film; features survivor who returns to Poland decades after the war to find out what happened to his father and baby brother; 47 minutes; view here
Blessed is the Match, directed by Roberta Grossman, 2010. American documentary film; features the story of Hannah Senesh, who was part of a small team of Jews that parachuted into Yugoslavia on a mission to save Hungary’s endangered Jews; she was captured and executed, but her poems are widely read; appropriate for middle school; 86 minutes
Bogdan’s Journey, directed by Michael Jaskulski, 2016. Partly subtitled Polish American documentary film; features a contemporary Catholic Pole who fights antisemitism through commemoration of the 1946 Kielce pogrom against Holocaust survivors; 90 minutes
Brundibar: How the Nazis Conned the World (60 Minutesstory), 2007. American television news magazine story featuring the story behind the children’s opera, Brundibar, which was written and performed in Terezín; the Nazis filmed the performance along with other art to convince outsiders that Jewish children were being treated well; theater teachers may find this of interest; 13 minutes; view here; also view here
European Antisemitism from Its Origins to the Holocaust, USHMM, 2021. American documentary film; presents an overview on the growth of hatred and persecution of the Jewish people; 14 minutes; view here
Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust, directed by Daniel Anker, 2004. American documentary film; 92 minutes; numerous clips may be found in the ODLE
Night and Fog, directed by Alain Resnais, 1956. Subtitled French documentary film; describes Nazi camps; 32 minutes
No Place on Earth, directed by Janet Tobias, 2013. American documentary film; survivors who hid in the world’s second-largest underground cavernous formation during the Holocaust return decades later to tell their story; the picture book, The Secret of Priest’s Grotto: A Holocaust Survival Story, tells of the same family; appropriate for middle school; 83 minutes
One Survivor Remembers, directed by Kary Antholis, 1995. American documentary film; features interviews with Gerda Weissmann Klein, who survived concentration camps and a death march that are also described in the memoir, All But My Life; 40 minutes; opening images depict emaciated, naked corpses and should not be shown to middle school students; entire film may be found in the ODLE
Part I: Interview with Dr. Zsuzsanna Ozsváth: Child Holocaust Survivor & Scholar, 2021. Interview conducted by Dr. J.E. Wolfson and Dr. David A. Patterson for 2021 Holocaust Remembrance Week in Texas. Interview filmed and edited by Christian Acevedo. Part I covers Zsuzsi's childhood in Hungary, hiding, and her rescuer. view here
Part II: Interview with Dr. Zsuzsanna Ozsváth: Child Holocaust Survivor & Scholar, 2021. Interview conducted by Dr. J.E. Wolfson and Dr. David A. Patterson for 2021 Holocaust Remembrance Week in Texas. Interview filmed and edited by Christian Acevedo. Part II covers scholarship on poet/Holocaust victim Miklós Radnóti and what Holocaust education should look like. View here
Sister Rose’s Passion, directed by Oren Jacoby, 2004. American documentary film; features interviews with Sister Rose Thering, who fought antisemitism and influenced the Vatican’s Nostra aetate proclamation; educators in Catholic schools may find this of particular interest; 39 minutes
Talk by Dr. Bernd Wollschlaeger, posted by JLI, 2021. A Nazi officer' son recounts how he came to reject his father's lies, uncover his family's antisemitic hatred, and build relationships with Jews; 54 minutes; view here
The Courage to Care, directed by Robert Gardner, 1985. American documentary film; features interviews with rescuers and rescued; 29 minutes; view here.
The Path to Nazi Genocide, USHMM, 2014. American documentary film; features the rise of Nazism and Hitler, as well as its impact on Jews; 39 minutes; view here.
The Miracle of Shanghai, posted by Shanghai Daily. Short video describing how Shanghai, China, provided refuge to thousands of Jews who fled the Holocaust; 5 minutes (Note: Some of those Jews eventually settled in Texas.) view here
Viktor Frankl, Psychology, and the Holocaust, posted by JLI, 2021. Noted psychiatrist survives the Holocaust and shares the importance of a life purpose; 4 minutes; view here
Watchers of the Sky, directed by Edet Belzberg, 2014. American documentary film; features interviews with numerous people and especially highlights the story of Raphael Lemkin, who coined the term, genocide; other genocides are featured; narrated by Samantha Power, whose lengthy book, A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide, received the Pulitzer Prize; Power later served as US Ambassador to the UN; numerous clips may be found in the ODLE; 120 minutes