Today´s quiz is an addition to the post of yesterday about Triumph of the Spirit. The quotes below are all taken from Holocaust movies.
The following movies are hidden behind the quotes: La vita è bella aka Life is beautiful, Schindler´s List, Sophie´s Choice, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Pianist, Triumph of the Spirit, and Holocaust. Do you recognize the quotes? The solutions are just above the respective movie.
“I could have got more out. I could have got more. I don’t know. If I’d just… I could have got more.”
“Oskar, there are eleven hundred people who are alive because of you. Look at them.”
“If I’d made more money… I threw away so much money. You have no idea. If I’d just… ”
“There will be generations because of what you did.”
“I didn’t do enough!”
“You did so much.”
[… looks at his car]
“This car. Goeth would have bought this car. Why did I keep the car? Ten people right there. Ten people. Ten more people.”
[removing Nazi pin from lapel]
“This pin. Two people. This is gold. Two more people. He would have given me two for it, at least one. One more person. A person, Stern. For this.”
“I could have gotten one more person… and I didn’t! And I… I didn’t!”
It’s an official decree, no Jews allowed in the parks.
“What, are you joking?”
“No, I’m not. I would suggest we sit down on a bench, but that’s also an official decree, no Jews allowed on benches.”
“This is absurd.”
“So, we should just stand here and talk, I don’t think we’re not allowed to do that.”
“Listen, I’m only going to say this once. For those who can hear me tell the rest. First come the SS, our lord and masters. Then comes our block health manager, Kyr. Then come the assistants, Otto and me. Then come the rats. Then come the lice… and then come you.”
“There is no hope! Karl is in prison and Rudi ran away! Never a word from him! And Papa, in Poland, where it’s like they came after him! Mama, you’re acting as if this is a play. Writing letters. Talking about Papa’s patients.”
“It does no harm.”
“You always had that notion that you were someone special, so fine, so educated! The Nazis would never hurt you or your children! And look! Look what’s happened to us!”
“Anna, your mother can’t be blamed.”
“New Year’s Eve! And who knows if any one of us will be alive for the next New Year!”
“No Jews or Dogs Allowed.” Why do all the shops say, “No Jews Allowed”?
“Oh, that. “Not Allowed” signs are the latest trend! The other day, I was in a shop with my friend the kangaroo, but their sign said, “No Kangaroos Allowed,” and I said to my friend, “Well, what can I do? They don’t allow kangaroos.”
“Why doesn’t our shop have a “Not Allowed” sign?”
“Well, tomorrow, we’ll put one up. We won’t let in anything we don’t like. What don’t you like?”
“Good. I don’t like Visigoths. Tomorrow, we’ll get sign: “No Spiders or Visigoths Allowed.”
“You’re so beautiful. I’d like to get you in bed. Are you a polack? You! Are you also one of those filthy communists?”
“I am a pole! I was born in Cracow! I am not a Jew. Neither are my children! They’re not Jews. They are racially pure. I am a Christian. I am a devout Christian.”
[the officer comes back]
“You are not a communist? You are a believer.”
“Yes sir, I believe in Christ.”
“You believe in Christ the redeemer?”
[looks at the children] “Did He not say… “Suffer the children, come unto me?” ”
“You may keep one of your children.”
“I beg your pardon?”
“You may keep one of your children. The other must go away.”
“You mean, I have to choose?”
“You are a Polack, not a Yid. That gives you a privilidge, a choice.”
“I can’t choose. I can’t choose!”
“I can’t choose!”
“Make a choice. Or I’ll send both of them over there. Make a choice.”
“Don’t make me choose! I can’t!”
“Shut up! Enough! I’ll send them both over there! I told you to shut up! Make a choice!”
“I can’t choose! Please! I can’t choose!”
[to an officer] “Take BOTH children away!”
“I know it’s terrible trying to have any faith when people are doing such horrible… But you know what I sometimes think? I think the world may be going through a phase, the way I was with mother. It’ll pass. Maybe not hundreds of years, but someday. – I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are really good at heart.”
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My own little quiz is that I once saw on public television a bit of some show about the Holocaust but I never knew the name.
1. Has Jewish prisoners imprisoned in Italy. No, it’s not “Life is beautiful” in any way, a rather stern movie in contrast. I don’t know if the whole movie takes place in Italy but I think so. I would think this movie was made in the ’80s or shortly before.
2. I remember one scene with a number of German officers appearing in a board room type of meeting I believe around a long table and they are talking about the population of Jews in Europe and one officer says something like “And there are Jews in ____” (some locale I don’t know) and another responds in jest “There were a lot of Jews…” emphasis “were” with a bit of laughter. This is probably a case too where the actors playing the Germans were British with British accents.
3. As grotesque as it sounds and excuse me for saying it but this is why one scene remains with me, I believe there is a scene where there is like a public toilet, a big like cement bath, maybe a former fountain used to defecate in and a guys sitting on the edge of the wall around it using it, of course we don’t actually see anything but the imagery is there, the place is very much in the shadows and I think it shows how they are dehumanized to live like this.
4. The show may have been a sort of series but definitely looked something apart from an American film though, I’ll say that, probably from England.
Any ideas? I’ve looked at a few ‘best holocaust movies’ lists but haven’t seen it on any of these.
I am lost. Don´t even think I have seen it. Maybe someone reads this, knows it and tells us. I will do some research. Could very well be a British series. They did so many on WWII that hardly anyone outside of Britain would know. Some are quite good like Danger UXB about a bomb squad during the Blitz.