Several films dealing with Holocaust issues have been released.
While at least one of these films is based on actual events, the others are fictional or adapted from novels. Yet their stories, too, are based upon on the tragic events of the Holocaust.
The Anti-Defamation League believes that films portraying the events of the Holocaust, when presented with sensitivity and historical verisimilitude, can open a new window on the tragic history of that time. Not only do these films provide for powerful drama on the screen, but they can serve an added purpose of helping to rekindle the public's interest in the history of that period.
These films can help introduce to a new generation of film viewers the history of that time and the important moral and ethical dilemmas, and the life and death decisions that had to be made in the path of the Nazi killing machine. This is especially important at a time when Holocaust survivors are dwindling in number, and as memory of World War II fades with the passage of time.