Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, c2009.
Video — 1 videodisc (136 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
The deep forests of Poland and Belorussia are the domain of the occupying Germans during World War II. The three Bielski brothers go into the forests to undertake the impossible task of foraging for food, weapons and survival, not just for themselves but for a large mass of Polish Jews fleeing from the German war machine. The brothers, living with the fear of discovery, must contend with neighboring Soviet partisans and deciding whom to trust. They take on the responsibility of guardians and motivate hundreds of women, men, children and elderly to join their fight against the Nazi regime while hiding in makeshift homes in the dark, cold, unforgiving forest. At the same time, the brothers turn a band of war defectors into powerful freedom fighters. Based on true events.
Video — 1 videodisc (149 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Based loosely on the memoir of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman and his years spent hiding from the Nazis in Warsaw near Berlin. The story was influenced by director Roman Polanski's similar personal experiences. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Video — 1 videodisc (97 min.) : sd., col., stereo. ; 4 3/4 in.
Sixteen year old Hanna Stern was a typical American teenager who ignored her family's heritage until a mystical Passover seder takes her back in time to German-occupied Poland on an emotional journey of life, death and survival.