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Using historical footage, still photographs, and live interviews, the filmmaker tells the story of Jewish life in Poland between the two World Wars... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Excellent historical documentary on the Jewish people of Poland. See more (1 total) »

Directed by
Joshua Waletzky 
 
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Jerome Badanes 
Lucjan Dobroszycki  book
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett  book

Produced by
Susan Lazarus .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Joel Gold 
Edward Gray 
 
Film Editing by
Joshua Waletzky 
 
Sound Department
Lee Dichter .... sound re-recording mixer
Neal Marshad .... sound re-recording engineer
 

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Canada:88 min | USA:90 min
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Excellent historical documentary on the Jewish people of Poland., 25 March 2007
Author: (oscoda4me@yahoo.com) from Centennial, Colorado (USA)

This is an excellent historical - visual and aural - documentary of the Jewish people of eastern Europe, but primarily Poland, during the years between World Wars I and II. The film captures the village and city lives of the Polish Jews during this time, their families, culture, languages (Yiddish, Hebrew, etc.), politics, hardships, accomplishments, dreams, and desires. It represents a portion of European (and international) history of 3.5 million people of which only 250 thousand (seven percent) survived Hitler's Germany. The film is supplemented throughout with interviews with several men and women who lived as children during this period. They share their memories, songs, language, and assessments of their Jewish lives, families, relatives, and communities. The film also illustrates not only their allegiance to their Jewish faith but, at the same time, in many cases their strong, patriotic feelings and loyalty to their country whether it be Poland, Russia, Germany, or Austria.

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