Today is the anniversary of the surrender of the German Reich at the end of World War II. On May 8, 1945, 78 years ago, the last remaining members of the Reich government surrendered to the Allied Forces. That’s why we’ve put together this special edition and look at the reactions to Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece, “Schindler’s List” and to Oliver Hirschbiegel’s “The Downfall”, and the lessons both movies provide.
Part 1: “Schindler’s List”
“Schindler’s List” is a masterpiece directed by Steven Spielberg, which portrays the true story of Oskar Schindler, a German industrialist who saved the lives of more than a thousand Jewish refugees during the Holocaust. Released in 1993, the movie is based on the novel “Schindler’s Ark” by Thomas Keneally, and features a cast of talented actors such as Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, and Ralph Fiennes.
The movie’s message is powerful and poignant, as it tells the story of one man’s transformation from a greedy opportunist to a hero who risked everything to save innocent lives. The film depicts the horrors of the Holocaust, showing the atrocities committed by the Nazi regime against Jewish people, and the bravery of those who fought against it.
The importance of “Schindler’s List” is timeless, especially in today’s world where anti-Semitism, racism, and discrimination continue to plague societies around the globe. The film serves as a reminder of the consequences of hatred and prejudice, and the importance of standing up for what is right, even in the face of danger and adversity.
In conclusion, “Schindler’s List” is a powerful and essential movie that should be watched by everyone. It conveys a message of hope and compassion, and reminds us of the importance of empathy and standing up for justice, no matter the cost.
However, we would strongly recommend watching the film for yourself first. This is “Schindler’s List” on YouTube (to buy or rent; we would like to point out that we do not earn anything if someone does buy or rent it – this is NOT an affiliate link! “Schindler’s List” is also available from other video services or mail order companies).
Jen Murray: Schindler’s List (1993) Movie Reaction FIRST TIME WATCHING
James VS Cinema: Filmmaker reacts to Schindler’s List (1993) for the FIRST TIME!
The Perfect Mix: first time watching *SCHINDLER’S LIST*
Aria C: Schindler’s List MOVIE REACTION (first time watching)
31 Reactions To “Schindler’s List” 📜 Ending Scenes
We end the reaction videos with a collection of reactions to the powerful ending scenes of the movie.
To wrap up the post, let’s now take a look at some of the real people who inspired the characters in the film.
Oskar Schindler: War Profiteer, Traitor… and Europe’s Greatest Humanitarian
The real man behind the story of the list: Oskar Schindler.
Analyzing Evil: Amon Göth (Goeth) From Schindler’s List
The counterpart to Oskar Schindler is the camp commander Amon Goeth. The Vile Eye examines his role in the film “Schindler’s List” and some of the references to reality in this video.
Part 2: “The Downfall”
“The Downfall” (“Der Untergang” in German) is a historical drama film directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, depicting the final days of Nazi Germany’s Third Reich. The film is based on the memoirs of Traudl Junge, Hitler’s personal secretary, and features a remarkable performance by Bruno Ganz, who portrays Hitler in a chillingly realistic way.
The movie’s message is also a powerful one, showcasing the arrogance of power and the delusion of might. It depicts the destruction of an entire country as a consequence of these delusions, as well as the devastating impact of war and conflict on individuals and society as a whole.
“The Downfall” serves as a stark reminder of the dangers of extremism and totalitarianism, and how these ideologies can lead to catastrophic consequences. It also highlights the importance of learning from history and acknowledging the mistakes of the past, in order to prevent similar atrocities from occurring in the future.
“The Downfall” is a powerful and thought-provoking film that offers a sobering reflection on the human cost of war and the consequences of unchecked power. It is a must-watch for anyone interested in history and politics, and serves as a reminder that we must remain vigilant against the dangers of extremism and tyranny.
Again, we strongly recommend to watch the movie before this. And again this is “The Downfall” on YouTube (and the same replies as above applies to this).
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