Ambulance The National Center for Jewish Film presents ; produkcja, Studio Małych Form Filmowych Se-Ma-For w Łodzi
- Uniform Title
- Ambulans (Motion picture)
- Projected medium
- Waltham, MA : National Center for Jewish Film, 2007
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.
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