The Seven Dwarves of Auschwitz Movie Reflection
Honestly, I’m only doing this because Professor Al-Tikriti said that it’d be good (“not necessary, but good”) to have something other than book reflections on our blog, and since I’m zoning out just watching the movie and I need something else to do, I figured I might test that out.
So people fucked with these dwarves (tearing out eyelashes, pouring boiling water, testing blood, just the norm) (also, is ‘dwarves’ politically correct terminology today? I could look it up but I don’t want to so I don’t think I’m going to.
This main character guy is really just so tortured and wow what a hard life he’s had. Okay, this isn’t meant to belittle his experience or anyone else’s experience but I feel like this is all so unnecessarily dramatized. There are several shots of just him staring off into space and maybe I’m just cynical and a horrible person but I’m tired and have other important things I really should be doing other than watching movies about the seven dwarves of Auschwitz, not gonna lie.
It’s interesting, though, that some dwarves were kept alive for entertainment while so many other “disabled” people were killed. I guess they were just drawing that line between disability and entertainment.
Also, Hitler made his own freakin’ Snow White movie. That just seems real fucked up. But the parallel that the documentary pointed out between the Queen in Snow White and Hitler himself was pretty engaging, just in their similar desire for perfection to the point where they would kill anyone who didn’t comply.
Even though the Queen’s motivation for wanting to kill Snow White was primarily jealousy and Hitler’s was just being a fucking psycho, the comparison was intriguing.
ALSO: take a look at the featured picture for this post because Snow White is ugly as heck (and Snow White is depicted as Hitler which is the point)
“The lips smile but the heart weeps”
Ovitz family* is what the documentary was about, fun fact