Almost every holocaust-themed film symbolizes trains with dread and death. Train marks the mass-exodus towards death. When two teenagers escape a train – to escape death – what would follow is Diamonds of the Night, a 1964 Czech film directed by Jan Němec. It is an enigmatic film presented like a half-remembered nightmare that their lives currently are. Shot in black and white, the 63-minute film follows the unnamed boys trudging through the forest – giving glimpses of their lives before the horror – and it all plays like a traumatic episode. Their fate remains obscure but the hate prevalent during the holocaust is evident. On a cinematic front, Diamonds of the Night must be watched to understand how minimalism invigorates emotions.