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The Exit of the Trains
Directed by Radu Jude • 2020 • Romania
On June 29, 1941, the Jewish residents of Iași, Romania—13,000 in total—were rounded up, shot, stuffed into trains, and asphyxiated in one of the first large-scale massacres of the Holocaust. This haunting cinematic memorial adopts a powerfully minimalistic approach—presenting archival photos of the victims, one by one, A to Z, along with voiceover testimonials from survivors and witnesses—to convey the unimaginable scale of the atrocity.