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One Survivor Remembers is a 1995 documentary short film by Kary Antholis [1] in which Holocaust survivor Gerda Weissmann Klein recounts her six-year ordeal as a victim of Nazi cruelty, including the loss of her parents, brother, friends, home, possessions, and community.

One Survivor Remembers
Directed byKary Antholis
Produced byKary Antholis
StarringGerda Weissmann Klein
Narrated byPeter Thomas
Distributed byHBO
Release date
  • 1995 (1995)
Running time
40 minutes
CountryUnited States

A production of HBO and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the film won the 1996 Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject[2] and the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Informational Special.[3] In 2005, the film was offered by the Southern Poverty Law Center as part of a Teaching Tolerance curriculum for high school teachers to teach their students about the realities of the Holocaust.

In 2012, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".[4][5]

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  1. ^ Memorable Oscar® acceptance speech-Oscars on YouTube
  2. ^ "New York Times: One Survivor Remembers". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-05-30.
  3. ^ Awards, One Survivor Remembers, Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2013-06-15.
  4. ^ King, Susan. "National Film Registry selects 25 films for preservation " Los Angeles Times (December 19, 2012)
  5. ^ "'One Survivor Remembers' co-produced by United States Holocaust Memorial Museum included in National Film Registry" Archived 2013-06-15 at the Wayback Machine. Press release, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, December 21, 2012. Retrieved 2013-06-15.

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