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Laurence Jarvik's
"Who Shall Live & Who Shall Die?"

Laurence Jarvik's penetrating documentary about America's knowledge
of the Holocaust during the Second World War dares to ask
"Could the Jews of Europe have been saved?"

Neil Barsky, Jewish Students Press Service

Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die? by Laurence Jarvik. VHS Videotape. The first American documentary about US and the Holocaust. This film contains a rare filmed interview with Peter Bergson, (Hillel Kook) and Samuel Merlin, who along with Ben Hecht organized rescue efforts for European Jewry during World War II and were responsible in part for the establishment of the War Refugee Board in 1944, which saved thousands of lives and sponsored the Raoul Wallenberg mission in Hungary as well. It was the first American film on this topic. Controversial at first, it is now in the collection of the US Holocaust Museum, where it is listed as indispensible.

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