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Prewar Jewish life

Film | Accession Number: 2000.621.1 | RG Number: RG-60.2554 | Film ID: 2324
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Documentary of Jewish life in Nowogrodek, Lithuania. Scenes include the countryside, the marketplace, a crowded synagogue courtyard just after Sabbath prayers, a children's summer camp, sporting events, the local fire brigade at work, a vocational training class, a yeshiva in session, the local theater, hospital, orphanage and cemetery. The film centers on a visit by the Yiddish lexicographer Alexander Harkavy to the town.
With Yiddish and English subtitles, including:
1. The film crew
2. General view of the city of Novogrodok
3. Castle Hill and the surrounding panorama: (a) Parashika, (b) Racelwa
4. House of Adam Mickiewicz, Polish poet
5. Chucelo, a local character, carrying water
6. Yankl, the "official" water carrier
7. The bus station (Yiddish on the bus sign destination indicator)
8. The Kopiatz (Kopiec) Monument Mound in honor of Adam Mickiewicz
9. The Little Forest
10. Market Day
11. The Jewish Old Age Home
12. The Jewish Children's Home- the Novogrodok Jewish orphanage
13. The Jewish Free Loan Society board members
14. The Jewish Hospital
15. The Jewish Sports Club-The Maccabee
16. The Jewish/Gentile Society for the Preservation of Health in the suburb of Novoyalnia (summer camp)
17. City Theater (Yiddish play)
18. The Courthouse and Town Hall
19. Alexander Harkavy with the Burgermeister/Mayor
20. The street to the Jewish cemetery

Film Title
Nowogrodek
Genre
Documentary
Duration
00:34:43
Event Date
1930s
Locale
Novogrudok [Nowogrodek], Poland
Language
English
Yiddish
Genre/Form
Documentary.
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: 2018-05-16 10:59:38
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