Documentary The Best Documentaries About The Holocaust  

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There are many documentaries that discuss the topic of the Holocaust, including the historical events that led to the rise of Germany’s Adolf Hitler, the controversies around the Nazis, conspiracy theories about Hitler’s involvement in witchcraft and the Illuminati and the impact of the Holocaust on the Jews who were killed in the concentration camps. What are the best documentaries about the Holocaust? Check the comprehensive list below.

These Holocaust documentaries have been ranked as the absolute best to watch for information and history on the topic. Many of these critically acclaimed documentary films feature survivors' stories from this dark time in history. Several also focus on how other countries came to the aid of the Jews, risking everything to help.

This list of the best Holocaust documentaries includes: Death Mills, Seeds of Destiny, Memory of the Camps: Frontline, The Nazi Plan, The Nuremberg Trials and Murderers Among Us. Vote up the Holocaust documentary you think is the most well done or add any not on the list.
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Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi Sta... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Documentaries About The Holocaust
Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State

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Shoah is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Documentaries About The Holocaust
Claude Lanzmann
Shoah is a 1985 French documentary film directed by Claude Lanzmann about the Holocaust. The film primarily consists of his interviews and visits to German Holocaust sites across Poland, ...more

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The Holocaust On Trial is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Documentaries About The Holocaust
The Holocaust On Trial

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Defamation is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Documentaries About The Holocaust
Mollevangsvagen added Yoav Shamir
Defamation is a 2009 film directed by Yoav Shamir. "Yoav Shamir is a documentary maker who specialises in films about modern Israeli life. His latest deals with anti-Semitism, which he ...more

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Night and Fog is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Documentaries About The Holocaust
Alain Resnais
Night and Fog is a 1955 French documentary short film. Directed by Alain Resnais, it was made ten years after the liberation of Nazi concentration camps. The documentary features the abandoned ...more

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One Survivor Remembers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Documentaries About The Holocaust
Kary Antholis
One Survivor Remembers is a 1995 documentary short film by Kary Antholis in which Holocaust survivor Gerda Weissmann Klein recounts her six-year ordeal as a victim of Nazi cruelty, including the ...more

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Survivors of the Holocaust is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Documentaries About The Holocaust
Allan Holzman
This documentary blends personal accounts of what happened before, during and after WWII. One testimony tells of a sister sending tear-stained letters from the prison camp, while another ...more

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Children Remember the Holocaus... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Documentaries About The Holocaust
Children Remember the Holocaust

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A Film Unfinished is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Documentaries About The Holocaust
Yael Hersonski
This haunting film about a film examines a classic Nazi propaganda movie used by historians for decades to provide insight into the realities of life in the Warsaw Ghetto in 1942. The recent ...more

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Warsaw Ghetto is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Documentaries About The Holocaust
Warsaw Ghetto

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The Nuremberg Trials is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Documentaries About The Holocaust
The Nuremberg Trials

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Auschwitz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Documentaries About The Holocaust
Uwe Boll
Auschwitz is a 2011 German drama film directed by Uwe Boll.

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No Place on Earth is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Documentaries About The Holocaust
Janet Tobias
No Place on Earth is a 2012 documentary film directed by Janet Tobias.

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The Trial of Adolf Eichmann is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Documentaries About The Holocaust
The Trial of Adolf Eichmann

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Nazi Concentration Camps is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Documentaries About The Holocaust
Nazi Concentration Camps

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Memory of the Camps: Frontline is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Documentaries About The Holocaust
Memory of the Camps: Frontline Sidney Bernstein, Baron Bernstein

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Schindler: The Documentary is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Documentaries About The Holocaust
Jon Blair
Schindler: The Real Story is a 1983 documentary film written and directed by Jon Blair.

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A Is for Auschwitz: a Weekend ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Documentaries About The Holocaust
A Is for Auschwitz: a Weekend With My Grandparents

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The Holocaust - the Story of F... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Documentaries About The Holocaust
The Holocaust - the Story of Family Weiss

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They Risked Their Lives: Rescu... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Documentaries About The Holocaust
They Risked Their Lives: Rescuers of the Holocaust Gay Block

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I Remember is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Documentaries About The Holocaust
I Remember

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Liberation of Auschwitz 1945 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Documentaries About The Holocaust
Liberation of Auschwitz 1945

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Lodz Ghetto is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Documentaries About The Holocaust
Kate Taverna, Alan Adelson
Lodz Ghetto is a 1989 documentry film written by Alan Adelson and directed by Alan Adelson and Kate Taverna.

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A Day In The Warsaw Ghetto: A ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Documentaries About The Holocaust
A Day in the Warsaw Ghetto: a Birthday Trip in Hell
A Day In The Warsaw Ghetto: A Birthday Trip In Hell is a 6th Gemini Award winning work.

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C.A.N.D.L.E.S.: the Story of t... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Documentaries About The Holocaust
C.A.N.D.L.E.S.: the Story of the Mengele Twins