Pre-war Jewish life in a Polish shtetl
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.
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