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The Long Way Home (1997)

The story of the post World War II Jewish refugee situation from liberation to the establishment of the modern state of Israel.
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Narrator (voice)
Israel Lau ...
Himself - Chief Rabbi of Israel
Livia Shacter ...
Herself - Auschwitz Survivor
Abraham Klausner ...
Himself - US Army Chaplain
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Himself - on V-E Day with Bevin (archive footage)
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Himself - Speech After Labour Victory (archive footage)
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Himself - Lights Christmas Tree (archive footage)
Clement Attlee ...
Himself - Outside 10 Downing St. (archive footage)
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Himself - Visits Feldafing DP Camp (archive footage)
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Himself - Visits Feldafing DP Camp (archive footage)
Herbert Friedman ...
Himself - US Army Chaplain
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Himself - on Trial, Testifies (archive footage)
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Herself - Foreign Correspondent
Harold Katz ...
Himself - Brichah Volunteer
James F. Byrnes ...
Himself - Speech on German Recovery (archive footage)
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After WWII, Jewish Holocaust survivors are moved into Displaced Persons' camps. After delays, more physical hardship, and years of uncertainty, they are permitted to begin new lives in Israel and the U.S. Written by Eileen Berdon <eberdon@aol.com>

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19 September 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dluga droga do domu  »

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Oscar Winner for a Reason
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The best thing I've watched in a long while. As Americans it seems we think in 1945 when the war (WWII) ended and the German concentration camps were liberated it was game over. That said, it was literally shocking to see and hear the unforgivable behavior of the British during the period 1945-1948. What the hell was their OBSESSION with camps? This incessant need to herd people from one camp to another, constantly detaining. Creepy weird, oddly caveman, to see it was nauseating. As an American the thought of being "herded" is beyond my imagination. As I watch I wonder; What did GB have to gain from their aggressive imperialism as regards the region known as Palestine? Admittedly, I loved watching the British get their ass KICKED. As history notes, it's been 1 long decline for British civilization since that time. A wrecked economy, poverty and ignorance. We can see it in their teeth. Amazon doesn't have this but Netflix does, run don't walk. It's that good.


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