“Varian’s War” is a very worthwhile story, but not as gritty and violent as other Holocaust dramas, so those who want to study the aspects of war heroes during this time should be much obliged to watch this stirring TV movie with the entire family. The only drawback is that it might be too boring for the younger set. It will help if the child has been briefed beforehand about how and why the Nazi’s treated people the way they did. This film will be most appreciated by a family that spends time afterward discussing with youngsters the harmful effects of prejudice and hatred. Congratulations to Showtime for airing this powerful film, rife with good acting and direction, tastefully done without gore, language, and sexual themes.