Event

Title: The Holocaust in Film Series: Our Children, Unzere Kinder
Calendar: Department of History Calendar
Date: 03.04.2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Emmet O'Neal Library, 50 Oak Street, Mountain Brook, AL, United States
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What: The Holocaust in Film Series: Our Children, Unzere Kinder, Discussion led by Dr. Andrew Demshuk, UAB
When: Tuesday, March 4, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Emmet O'Neal Library, 50 Oak Street, Mountain Brook
Price: Free
Contact: (205) 445-1121

This 1948, semi-documentary film features the comedy duo Szymon Dzigan and Israel Shumacher as two Jewish men who return to Lodz after the war and perform Yiddish vaudeville for orphans. Moved by the children’s stories, the comedians decide to visit the orphanage where they are essentially playing themselves, as are the children. Like so many, they were coming to grips with what happened in the Holocaust.

This was the last Yiddish language film ever to be made in Poland.

Discussion led by Dr. Andrew Demshuk, UAB

68min | BW | English Subtitles | Not Rated
Provided by The National Center for Jewish Film
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