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Pre-war Jewish life in a Polish shtetl

Film | Accession Number: 2000.621.1 | RG Number: RG-60.2553 | Film ID: 2321
Image

A portrait of shtetl Jews in their native setting, the streets and shots of a Polish town, said to be not far from Lublin. The dress is mostly contemporary, but there are some older men in more traditional dress with beards, caps and kapotas. Horsedrawn wagons on the streets. Scenes of a latter day "Tevye" with his horse, a pauper resting on a curbstone, several family portraits, contrast between the local church and the broken down old shul, the ancient cemetery. The film was shot by Jack Weisbord, an American whose father-in-law had emigrated from this town.

Duration
00:08:30
Event Date
1932
Locale
Poland
Language
Silent
Genre/Form
Amateur.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of The National Center for Jewish Film at Brandeis University
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Record last modified: 2018-11-27 10:58:06
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