Not Like Sheep to the Slaughter Video or DVD
Contrary to common misconceptions, the 6 million Jews exterminated by the Nazis did not all march silently to their deaths. Though the story of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising is relatively well-known, those led by the same Jewish Fighting Organization in Bialystok, Cracow, and the Czestochowa region are largely unheard of.
"Not Like Sheep to the Slaughter" examines the history of the Nazis in Poland, recreating for the viewer the atmosphere of brutal violence and oppression through extensive documentation of racist print, film, and radio propaganda, and through personal letters, period footage, and the newspaper articles and headlines of the day. Arriving at August 1943, when the Jews were ordered expelled from the Bialystok ghetto, we pick up the tracks of Mordechai Tennenbaum, leader of the uprising and chronicler of the events that occurred there. In his correspondence, diary entries, and through interviews with eyewit- nesses and survivors of the rebellion, "Not Like Sheep to the Slaughter" provides intimate familiarity with the Jewish freedom fighters and their communities, their plans and preparations, their hopes... and their ultimate sacrifice.
Running Time: 153 minutes