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Spielberg Holocaust documentary to be streamed on Netflix

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Steven Spielberg at the Academy's Annual Governor Awards in Hollywood, California on November 18, 2018
KEVIN WINTER (GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/Archives)Steven Spielberg at the Academy's Annual Governor Awards in Hollywood, California on November 18, 2018

“The Last Days” will be remastered before May 19 release

An Oscar-winning documentary produced by Steven Spielberg about Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust will be streamed on Netflix.

“The Last Days,” which won an Academy Award for best feature documentary in 1998, tells the stories of five survivors of the Nazi effort to eradicate European Jewry as it reached Hungary in 1944.

The original 35 mm film will be remastered before its release on May 19.

Spielberg was one of the film’s executive producers through the USC Shoah Foundation, a nonprofit organization established by the Hollywood moviemaker in 1994, a year after completing his Oscar-winning film “Schindler’s List.” The USC Shoah Foundation makes audio-visual testimonials with Holocaust survivors.

One of the five Hungarian Jewish survivors featured in “The Last Days” is the late Tom Lantos, who served as California representative in the US Congress from 1981 until his death in 2008. Lantos was hidden in a safe house set up by Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who saved thousands of Jews in German-occupied Hungary during the Holocaust.

The deportations of Hungarian Jews to Auschwitz began in May 1944. During an eight-week period, over 400,000 Hungarian Jews were deported. By the end of World War II, around 565,000 of Hungary's Jews had been murdered.

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