Monday, May 23, 2011

Alexander Street Press New Video Titles

Angels of Vengeance: After World War II, a small group of Jews sought out war crime perpetrators and planned punishments on their own outside of the sanctioned justice systems. Their tactics included plans to poison water sources in German cities and poison bread distributed to SS prisoners held in Allied POW camps. Members of this group describe their experiences for the first time in this video.

In Voices from the Attic, the film's producer interviews members of her family who survived the Holocaust by living in a peasant's attic hideout for two years. The film explores how this experience has affected the lives of subsequent generations in this family as well as the survivors themselves.

On a different topic, Weave of Time is an exploration of 50 years of Navajo culture. It includes a 1938 interview with a Navajo family, filmed by an anthropologist, and contrasts this with interviews with the same family, conducted in the 1980s. This is a fascinating way to explore cultural and historical changes to the Navajo culture across 50 years of U.S. history.

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