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Ambulance The National Center for Jewish Film presents ; produkcja, Studio Małych Form Filmowych Se-Ma-For w Łodzi.

Publication | Library Call Number: DVD-0213

In this haunting short fiction film, a group of Jewish children and their teacher are herded into an ambulance by Nazis; the vehicle, ordinarily representing comfort and safety, becomes the group's death chamber. Morgenstern's presentation of the incident serves as a metaphor for the horror of the Holocaust and provides a powerful trigger for discussion of the disturbing issues raised by the film. The figure of the children's teacher specifically parallels Janusz Korčak (1879-1942), a famous Jewish educator who ran an orphanage in the Warsaw Ghetto and died with his young charges at Treblinka.

Book cover
Uniform Title
Ambulans (Motion picture)
Format
Video
Published
Waltham, MA : National Center for Jewish Film, 2007
Language
Polish
 
Record last modified: 2013-09-20 12:17:00
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