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Anniversary of Sholem Aleichem

Film | Accession Number: 2001.355.1 | RG Number: RG-60.3108 | Film ID: 2487
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"Soviet Ukraine"- Release 33. This is a propaganda newsreel, therefore the language is pro-Stalinist.

Anniversary of Sholem Aleichem, 1859-1939. Meeting, speakers, various. Pfeffer...CU of newspaper. Portraits on a wall, from left to right: Shevchenko, Lenin, Stalin, Aleichem.

Workers from the capital of Soviet Ukraine celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Jewish writer Sholem Aleichem. An honored poet, Goldschtein, addresses the audience with an interesting and lively story about the life and work of Sholem Aleichem. Sholem Aleichem's brother speaks about the writer's miserable life in tsarist Russia. Honored poets Teter and Volodymyr Sosyura deliver moving speeches.

Partial translation of narration: "The Anniversary of Sholem Aleichem has become a great means of exposure of Stalin's ideal of friendship among the peoples of the Soviet Union."

Genre
Newsreel
Duration
00:00:56
Event Date
1939 April 20
Locale
Ukraine
Kiev, Soviet Union
Language
Ukrainian
Genre/Form
Newsreels.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Central State Film, Photo & Sound Archives
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