The raw materials from this DVD are impressive, and the documentary, with plenty of interviews and background added, is well made. However, for a DVD presentation, it leaves much to be desired.
For instance, as many of the interviews are in German, Polish, etc, the film has subtitles inserted. But these subtitles cannot be removed in any way. Also, the portions of original footage are combined with modern footage from the interviews, so once you've seen the documentary, there's no way to watch the raw unedited historical material, which is an option surely every viewer wish they could have. All you can do is turn the volume down, and watch the documentary again, trying to ignore the interviews, and the annoying subtitles inserted into the historical footage. Being the DVD as short as it is, this option of putting the raw footage with no interruptions and no subtitles (and even wihtout sound) as a supplement would certainly have been right. That's the common usage in these kind of work. In many cases, as in the cementery footage, you get ten seconds of actual footage, then thirty seconds of one of the survivors watching it, then five seconds of actual footage, then twenty second of the survivor crying... I don't say the documentary doesn't get the wanted effect. But the raw footage should have been there. And I don't think the documentary includes the whole footage, as is claimed.
Also, the DVD production is quite cheap. The titles at the beginning and end are all pixelated, like if it were an amateur work.
Otherwise, this is very important and interesting material of how the Ghetto was months before all (or most of) the people seen here were killed.