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At the outbreak of World War II, thousands of Jewish children lived in the Polish city of Bendzin. When the war ended, barely a dozen Jewish children had survived. Mira Reym Blinford, one of those few, has chronicled her own wartime experience and that of two other survivors in a one-hour documentary, Diamonds in the Snow. The film covers familiar territory—it recounts the selection of concentration camp inmates, the battle to get jobs in German factories, the establishment and liquidation of the Bendzin ghetto—but doesn’t lack for narrative force. Like The Diary of Anne Frank, Diamonds in the Snow testifies that there is no greater cruelty than the destruction of childhood. At 3:15 p.m. at the Biograph Theater, 2819 M St. NW. $7. (202) 775-1765. (David Plotz)