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Diplomats for the Damned

(DVD - 2008 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Stories of four government officials who refused to follow orders so that they could save the lives of several thousand Jews during Hitler's regime: Aristides de Sousa Mendes of Portugal ; Harry Bingham IV, U.S. vice consul in Marseilles ; Carl Lutz, Swiss diplomat in Hungary ; and Georg Ferdinand Duckwitz, German attaché in Denmark.
Title: Diplomats for the damned
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Publisher: [United States] : A&E Television Networks : Distributed by New Video, [2008]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 50 min.) :,sd., col. with b&w sequences;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: the History Channel ; producer, William Kronick
Notes: Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Previously released in 2000
Summary: Stories of four government officials who refused to follow orders so that they could save the lives of several thousand Jews during Hitler's regime: Aristides de Sousa Mendes of Portugal ; Harry Bingham IV, U.S. vice consul in Marseilles ; Carl Lutz, Swiss diplomat in Hungary ; and Georg Ferdinand Duckwitz, German attaché in Denmark.
ISBN: 9781422916094
142291609X
Branch Call Number: DVD 940.531835 DIPLOMATS
Credits: Executive producer, Bram Roos ; editor, Gary Edgren ; music, Peter Davison.
Performers: Narrator, Arthur Kent.
System Details: DVD, Dolby Digital stereo
Subject Headings: World War, 1939-1945 Jews Rescue Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust Duckwitz, Georg Ferdinand, 1904-1973 Lutz, Carl Bingham, Hiram, 1875-1956 Mendes, Aristides de Sousa, 1885-1954
Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Topical Term: World War, 1939-1945
Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust
Publisher No: AAAE117740 A&E
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Argo shows us the heroism of the Canadian diplomats who sheltered Americans. The documentary Diplomats for the Damned tells the story of four government officials who refused to follow orders so that they could save the lives of several thousand Jews during Hitler's regime.


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May 06, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very well done and interesting documentary movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding no falling asleep on this one. A++ DVD

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May 06, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” -Winston Churchill

May 06, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“National honor is the national property of the highest value.” -James Madison

May 06, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“Those who would trade liberty for security deserve neither.”-Ben Franklin

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