By Uri Gobey (אורי גובי)
Israel Muse Portal
During Yom Hashoah this year I managed to watch the latest documentary on the Nazis titled "A Film Unfinished", it inspired me to write this article. It is about a 60 minute reel of raw footage that was discovered in an East German archive labeled "Das Ghetto" and which portrays the life of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto of 1942. The film not only shows the life of Jews within the ghetto, but it deliberately intends to show the extreme differencesbetween rich and poor Jews. The differences, however, had all been staged to service the needs of the Nazi propaganda machine.
To quote parts from the documentary trailer: "In 1942, one of the only known films of the Warsaw Ghetto was shot. Scenes of Jewish life were documented. For decades after World War II, this footage was presented as truth. Until 40 years later, when a missing reel was discovered..."
"This is the story of a film that was never completed. A film designed to service propaganda for the third Reich, that empire that knew so well to document its own evil."
"Let the world see what a paradise the Jews lived in."
In short, the documentary exposes the methods in which the Nazis intended to show the general German population and the world how "well" Jews were living in the Ghettos, even though the scenes were staged, and then to show how the Jews that were living "well" did "not care" about the poor, starving or already dead Jews at all... Other staged scenes included leaving dead bodies out in the streets and then having "rich" Jews walk past the bodies and not even budge an eyelid or show any concern, as though Jews do not care that the dead lay in their streets... Next they would show scenes of the "rich" having a proper Jewish burial as opposed to the poor who were just dumped into mass graves one on top of the other, to "show" that Jews do not value the lives of the poor...
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