Documentary Short “TAKING THE STAND” Price: $8.99


When hatred, prejudice, and bullying threaten, whose voices will we turn to?
The voices of the survivors must never be silenced even if they are no longer among us.
Nine Holocaust survivors and victims of Nazi tyranny [Jews, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Sinti, and a political prisoner] from 5 different countries (Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, USA) have ‘taken the stand’ to give their testimony as a legacy for future generations.
All in all, they were interned in fifty-four camps or institutions, they were imprisoned for 44 years, and all together they can provide outstanding life experience totaling 806 years. Those whose voices are heard range from an average housewife to active Holocaust teachers and even the subjects of Oscar-winning films. Survivors were interviewed according to a catalog of questions, unique in the world, consisting of questions from schoolchildren and students from 61 schools and universities in 30 countries on 6 continents.

“Rammerstorfer contributed a new scientific and human dimension to our understanding of the Nazi regime and its victims and martyrs.”
Professor Lorenz Reibling, Boston College

Written, produced, and directed by Bernhard Rammerstorfer
Narrated by Frederic G. Fuss
Edited by Anton Kapfer
Running time: 29:59 minutes

Film Awards and recognitions:
“Alan Fortunoff Humanitarian Award” and “Best Documentary” nomination at the “Long Island International Film Expo 2016,” New York, USA
“Best Short Documentary Film Award” at the “Laughlin International Film Festival 2016,” Nevada, USA