Genocide (1981 film)

Genocide is a 1981 American documentary by Arnold Schwartzman[6][7]

Directed byArnold Schwartzman
Written byMartin Gilbert
Marvin Hier
Arnold Schwartzman[1]
Produced byRabbi Marvin Hier
Arnold Schwartzman[2]
Narrated byElizabeth Taylor
Orson Welles[3]
CinematographyPeter Shillingford
Edited byBob Jenkis
Music byElmer Bernstein[4][5]
Distributed byMoriah Films
Release date
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States


The film documents the history of the Holocaust and the reminiscences of those who survived it in support of the fact that, as one of the survivors stated, it can happen again with the rise of anti-Semitism.[8][9][10]


It won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature,[11] the first Holocaust film to win such an honor.[12]


Michael Berenbaum, project director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum described the movie as "a substantive piece of work" but "watching it is like sitting in a dentist's chair where the drill begins at the first moment and doesn't let up till the end of the two hours. If it had, it might have been more effective. In a real sense, that is Marvin Hier."[13]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ FilmAffinity
  2. ^ Documentary Winners: 1982 Oscars
  3. ^
  4. ^ Genocide - Elmer Bernstein|AllMusic
  5. ^ GENOCIDE - Intrada
  6. ^ "Arnold Schwartzman, OBE, Filmmaker, Designer, Author". CTC. Archived from the original on 2013-01-20. Retrieved 2008-11-16.
  7. ^ BFI
  8. ^
  9. ^ 'GENOCIDE', VIEW OF HOLOCAUST - New York Times
  10. ^ Cinema: Hell Enough - TIME
  11. ^ 1982|
  12. ^ Genocide - Trailer - YouTube
  13. ^ "The Unorthodox Rabbi : By Invoking the Holocaust and Bullying the Establishment, Marvin Hier Has Made The Simon Wiesenthal Center the Most Visible Jewish Organization in the World". Los Angeles Times. July 15, 1990. Retrieved August 30, 2020.

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