Shorts: Art

TV epic ‘Holocaust’ soon available again

The classic 1978 miniseries “Holocaust” is set to debut on DVD from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment. It arrives in stores May 27.

Starring Meryl Streep and James Woods, “Holocaust” told the fictionalized story of the Weiss family in counterpoint to the family of Erik Dorf, an aide to the infamous Reinhard Heydrich, head of the Nazi secret service. Directed by Marvin Chomsky, the film was a TV sensation similar to “Roots.”

‘Real Diaries’ documentary out on DVD

The Emmy-nominated documentary “I’m Still Here: Real Diaries of Young People Who Lived During the Holocaust,” is now available for rental or purchase on DVD. The 2005 film is a production of MTV News & Docs.

Inspired by the award-winning book “Salvaged Pages: Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust,” the film depicts first-hand accounts of young people who witnessed the Holocaust. It includes archival footage, personal photos, and text from the diaries themselves. Guest narrators include Zach Braff, Elijah Wood, Ryan Gosling, Kate Hudson, Brittany Murphy and Joaquin Phoenix.

In-depth Shoah programming on JLTV

The Jewish cable network JLTV (Jewish Life Television) will broadcast “Never Again, Never Forget,” its first 24-hour program dedicated to Holocaust content. The broadcast takes place on May 4, two days after Yom HaShoah.

Included will be interviews with Holocaust survivors, archival footage of camp liberation and interviews with American Armed Forces liberators. Also included is an interview with Nobel Prize winning author Elie Wiesel and a performance of the Israeli national anthem Hatikvah, recorded during the liberation and sung by survivors at the moment of their freedom from Bergen-Belsen.

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