Top 5 eye-opening historical films
119 Lives Unlived
Letters from a relative found in an old house in Amsterdam take RT’s Paula Slier on a journey of discovery concerning the fate her family during World War II. As Paula’s investigation proceeds, she uncovers some shocking truths about the 119 members of her family who were killed in Nazi death camps.
Newly declassified documents on the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki shockingly suggest the attacks were not conducted out of military necessity. Meanwhile, the survivors are haunted by terrible memories to this day... This film attempts to sort out the real reasons underlying the tragedy.
Leningrad Siege Reflections
Freezing cold, bombings, and famine: During siege of Leningrad in World War II, civilians lived on just 125 grams of bread a day. To survive, many families were forced to eat their own pets and even glue. In the end, 1.5 million Leningrad residents died of starvation. In this film, the survivors of the siege recall their 872-day nightmare.
Among the most chilling reminders of the Nazi occupation are the remnants of the Salaspils concentration camp. Official Latvian history claims it was a work and education camp, but Salaspils’ survivors tell a different story – one of nightmarish conditions and death. Forensic evidence, in fact, proves that thousands of people died within the walls of Salaspils.
The Mystery of Stalin's Death
Soviet leader Joseph Stalin was said to fear only one thing: that his inner circle would assassinate him one day. The circumstances surrounding his death on March 5, 1953 remain unclear, though some say his greatest fear actually came true. The film seeks to unravel the mystery of Joseph Stalin’s death.