The Song and the Silence (1969)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Genocide is the major theme of this dark drama that points an accusatory finger at the non-Jewish Poles who passively allowed their Jewish countryman to be slaughtered by the Nazi invaders. The story centers on a rabbi as he tries to talk one of his students into marrying his daughter. Unfortunately, the student is more interested in his schooling. Still the rabbi's instincts are good, and the student and the daughter end up in love. They marry, but when the Nazis come, they are torn apart and sent to different concentration camps. After the Nazis haul all the Jews away, the "Christian" Poles simply return wordlessly to their daily lives.

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atrocity, Holocaust, prison, Judaism