Tonight I watched The Last Days, a 1998 documentary about the Holocaust that (I think) is new to DVD. At least that’s how it appeared on Netflix. Here’s the official blurb:
Directed by James Moll and executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, this powerful, Oscar-winning documentary recounts the harrowing stories of five Hungarian Jews who endured the horrors of the holocaust and the reign of Adolf Hitler. In addition to the testimonials of the Hungarian subjects, the heart-wrenching film also includes accounts from U.S. soldiers who participated in the liberation of the Nazi death camps in 1945.
Powerful. Harrowing. Heart-wrenching. Those are all excellent adjectives for this film and all of the survivors and liberators featured in it. It deserves whatever Oscar(s) it won. I highly recommend it.