The Deaf Holocaust: Deaf People and Nazi Germany
Clive Mason visits the killing centre of Hadamar to investigate the development and impact of the Nazi policy of enforced sterilisation and the murder of deaf and disabled people, which took place in Germany between 1933 and 1945. Members of the German deaf community, who are still living with the legacy of this brutal Nazi policy, tell their moving stories for the first time on television.From the UK, in English narration & Sign language.
Deaf Jewish Life in Germany 1940s
Available as a DVD-R only in the Deaf Media Collection, D804.196.Z38 2011
Mark Zaurov talks about the Deaf Jewish experience during the Holocaust (1939-1945) in Germany and Austria
Verkannte Menschen: ein Film aus dem Leben der Gehorlosen ( Misunderstood People).
Available as a DVD only from the Deaf Media and Deaf Studies Archive collections.
A documentary film about deaf people in Germany from 1932. The film depicts the experiences of deaf Germans in the early 1930s in school, at work, and in their everyday lives. It was first shown in 1932. In 1934 it was banned by the Reichsministerium für Volksauflklärung und Propaganda und Erziehung der Massen (Reich Ministry for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda and Education of the Masses) and many copies were destroyed
Five Needles (Germany)
Drama based on true events, about Deaf Jewish women who were kept in Nazi sewing factories during the Second World War. The women have five needles every day to sew with. In order to survive, they must keep them all intact, and avoid breaking all five. Can they maintain their concentration?
Anna's Silent Struggle
Available only as a DVD in the Reserve and Deaf Studies Archive collections, D804.196.A66 2008.
The survival of Anna Vos-van Dam, an 18 year old Belgian-Dutch deaf girl in Auschwitz, is a unique story. Anna was born in 1926 in Antwerp of originally Dutch parents and deported from the Belgium Nazi transit camp (Kazerne) in Mechelen to Auschwitz.. The film was shot on locations in Holland, Belgium and Poland. Anna’s ability to read lips was a vital tool during her struggle for survival. She survived not only because of tremendous luck but also because she had a highly developed intuition, a kind of "sixth sense."
World War II: Unheard Memories
See Deaf people tell their previously hidden stories about living in wartime Britain in their own language. In the first episode, we discover what it felt like when war was declared, and find out what it was like to live during the Blitz. In episode two, we find out about what it was like as the war progressed and eventually came to an end.