During the month of April KUED-channel 7 observes Yom Hashoah or Holocaust Remembrance Day with special programing to remember and commemorate those who perished during the Holocuast. The following programming is deticated to this day of remembrance:
KUED Presents the Premire of Masterpiece Classic "The Diary of Anne Frank" Sunday, April 11 at 8:00 p.m.
Masterpiece Theatre offers a new two-hour adaptation of Anne Frank's feisty, poignant, and timeless story of life in a cramped, hidden annex during World War II. A remarkable performance by newcomer Ellie Kendrick (An Education) brings to life the eloquent reflections of a teenage girl trying to live an ordinary life in extraordinary circumstances. Since its publication more than 50 years ago, Anne Frank's Diary has become one of the world's most widely read work of non-fiction. "Every generation needs to look at Anne from its own perspective," says executive producer Rebecca Eaton.
Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh Tuesday, April 13 at 11:00 p.m.
This Independent Lens special tells the compelling story of the life and death of Hannah Senesh, a young Jewish-Palestinian girl who joined a military rescue mission for Jews in Hungary during the Holocaust. Parachuting behind enemy lines, she was ultimately captured, tortured and executed by the Nazis. With unprecedented access to the Senesh family archive, and through interviews, eyewitness accounts, surviving members of the rescue mission and the prolific writings of Hannah and her mother Catherine Senesh, Blessed Is the Match looks back on the life of a uniquely talented and complex girl who came of age in a world descending into madness.
Among the Righteous: Lost Stories From the Holocaust In Arab Lands, Monday, April 12 at 9:00 pm
Was there an Arab "Schindler?" Discover the never-before-told story of the Holocaust in the Arab lands of North Africa, and one man's quest to find the truth. Seeking a hopeful response to the plague of Holocaust denial in the Arab world and, in the wake of 9/11, Rob Satloff, head of a Washington policy center, set out on an eight-year journey to find an Arab hero whose story would change the way Arabs view Jews, themselves, and their own history. He wrote his book, of the same title, while living with his family in Morocco.
Worse than War, Wednesday, April 14 at 8:00 pm
Filmmaker Daniel Jonah Goldhagen speaks with victims, perpetrators, witnesses, religious leaders, politicians, diplomats, historians, humanitarian aid workers, and journalists in the first documentary to step back and focus on the general phenomenon behind the horrors of genocide. Traveling to nine countries around the world, he brings viewers on an unprecedented journey of insight and analysis. The film uncovers profound insights providing viewers with information about genocide patterns and causes, and its tragic and devastating role in politics and history.
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