Merrimack College: McQuade Library


In the shadow of the Reich [videorecording] : Nazi medicine ; The cross and the star / Etoile Productions.


  • Description: 1 videodisc (109 min.) : sd., col. & b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : First Run Features, [2003?]

Available copies

Current holds

1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Merrimack College DVD (2nd) D804.G4 .I572 2003 (DVD Merrimack only) (Text to phone) Available -
Gordon College 3rd Floor Hallway DVD DVD D 804 .G4 .I572 2003 (Text to phone) Available -

Content descriptions

General Note: "Two films by John J. Michalczyk"--Container.
'Nazi medicine' originally produced 1997; 'The cross and the star' originally produced 1992.
Includes bonus short: A window into the camps; Inside the Reich: a photographic tour; director biography and filmography.
Contents Note: In the shadow of the reich: Nazi medicine (54 min.) -- The cross and the star: Jews, Christians and the Holocaust (55 min.) -- A window into the camps (10 min.)
Creation/Production Credits Note: [1st work] produced, directed & written by John J. Michalczyk ; videographers, Paul Goudreau ... [et al.] ; editors, Stephen Mahan, Paul Goudreau, Robert Marshall ; narrator, Donald Winning. [2nd work] executive producer/director/script, John J. Michalczyk ; producer, Claire Yannatos ; videographers, Paul Goudreau ... [et al.] ; narrator, Chris Clausen ; music, Ken Meltz, Beth Watson. [3rd work] produced by John J. Michalczyk & Emily Stevens ; camera, Paul Goudreau, Jan Pelech ; editor, Emily Stevens.
Summary: "'Nazi medicine' studies the step-by-step process that led the German medical profession down an unethical road to genocide. It graphically documents the racial theories and eugenics principles that set the stage for the doctors' participation in sterilization and euthanasia, the selections at the death camps, as well as inhuman and unethical human experimentation. 'The cross and the star' finds disturbing echoes of anti-Semitism in the ... Gospel of St. John, the sermons of St. Augustine, the writings of Martin Luther and in the voices of the Crusaders and the Spanish Inquisitors--all of which may have helped the ideological seeds that developed into Nazism."--Container.
System Details Note: DVD.
Michalczyk, John J., 1941- (Added Author). Yannatos, Claire. (Added Author). Stevens, Emily. (Added Author). Etoile Productions. (Added Author). First Run/Icarus Films. (Added Author).

Additional Titles

Alternate Title: Nazi medicine
Title on container: Nazi medicine & the cross and the star
Additional Title: Cross and the star.
Jews, Christians and the Holocaust.