What films helps us to do, better than any other medium, is to see and understand this. Film puts a human face on terms such as persecution, inequality, and oppression, and in doing so it provides outsiders with vital information and meaning about the lives of ‘others’.” Mark Gibney

Jojo Rabbit (2019)

Directed by Taika Waititi
In the last years of World War II, Jojo, 11 years old, has one imaginary best friend : Adolf Hitler and one dream, to become the perfect Nazi. At least until he finds out about the young Jewish girl his mother is hiding in the attic.

Be aware, this adaptation from the 2008 book  Caging skies by  Christine Leunens could probably make you cry as much as it will make you laugh.

Every Face Has a Name (2015) 

Documentary directed by Magnus Gertten
On April 28, 1945, survivors of the Nazi terror disembark a ship in Malmö. 70 years later, the same people experience the emotional moment when they each recognize themselves in the archive footage shot on the day of their liberation. Their anonymous faces turn into names, fates, and stories. They remind us that behind every refugee arriving in a harbor today, there is a name, a human being and a story.

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)

Directed by Mark Herman
In the midst of World War II, Bruno's father has been appointed as commandent of a concentration camp, Aushwitz. Forced to move from Berlin, all he sees around him are women and men wearing striped pyjamas. At 9 years old, he can't help but wonders why.

Life is beautiful (1998)

Directed by  Roberto Benigni

To protect his son from the dangers around the camp, Guido, a Jewish Librarian will use all his humour and imagination.

Sophie's choice (1982)

Directed by Alan J. Pakula
A writer who has recently moved to New York befriends a very strange couple. Sophie, a Polish woman who has recently moved to the United States, and her lover Nathan, a brilliant Jewish intellectual.