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1.

Der Staat Gegen Fritz Bauer =: The People vs. Fritz Bauer

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Germany, 1957. Attorney General Fritz Bauer receives crucial evidence on the whereabouts of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann. The lieutenant colonel, responsible for the mass deportation of the Jews, is allegedly hiding in Buenos Aires. Bauer, himself Jewish, has been trying to take crimes from the Third Reich to court ever since his return from Danish exile. However, there is little success so far due to the fierce German determination to repress its sinister past.Germany, 1957. Attorney General Fritz Bauer receives crucial evidence on the whereabouts of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann. The lieutenant colonel, responsible for the mass deportation of the Jews, is allegedly hiding in Buenos Aires. Bauer, himself Jewish, has been trying to take crimes from the Third Reich to court eve [...]
DVD
2016; 2015
Clemons (Stacks)
2.

A Jumpin' Night in the Garden of Eden

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Shows these two klezmer bands both in performance and in the process of re-discovering this traditional music through its Yiddish, Eastern European, and early 20th Century American roots.
DVD
1987; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
3.

K Evrei͡am Vsego Mira: An Appeal to the Jews of the World

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This Soviet newsreel from Aug. 30, 1941 shows the participants in a radio broadcast in which leading Russian Jewish intellectuals and artists spoke to Jews, exhorting them to support the Soviet Union in its fight against fascism. This meeting of Jewish leaders and the broadcast led to the formation of the Jewish Antifascist Committee in 1942.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
4.

The Thomashefskys: Music and Memories of a Life in the Yiddish Theater

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Michael Tilson Thomas explores the lives of his grandparents, Boris and Bessie Thomashefsky, through a musical performance that features five performers and the New World Symphony orchestra, performed at the New World Center in Miami Beach. Founding members of the Yiddish Theater in America, the Thomashefskys owned theaters, published their own magazine, wrote columns in the popular Yiddish newspapers, sponsored and encouraged generations of young artists, brought countless Yiddish artists to America, tirelessly raised funds for progressive social causes, and, through it all, were adventurous trendsetters. This story presents a musical sound that few have heard, assimilating Eastern European klezmer and cantorial modes with American tones and rhythms.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
5.

La Rafle

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Dramatizes the true experiences of individuals caught up in the Vel' d'Hiv roundup. In the summer of 1942 the French government, on the orders of the Nazi occupiers, conducted mass arrests of Jews in Paris and herded them into the Velodrome d'Hiver and a nearby internment camp from which they were ultimately shipped to Auschwitz and executed. Over 13,000 victims, including over 4000 children, were subjects of this atrocity.
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
6.

Hiding and Seeking: Faith and Tolerance After the Holocaust

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The dramatic and emotional story of a Jewish father who journeys with his two ultra-Orthodox sons back to Poland to try to find the Christian farmers who hid their family from the Nazis.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
7.

Morirse Está En Hebreo: My Mexican Shiva

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Set in Polanco, a Jewish quarter of Mexico City, Springall's seriocomic drama depicts the religious rituals and dysfunctional dynamics of a Mexican Jewish family coping with the untimely death of their beloved pater familias Moishe. Cultures collide as Moishe's large family and assorted eccentric friends gather to pay their respects to the dead, sitting shivah for a week, as is the Jewish tradition. Watching the loca familia in mourning is a pair of irascible (and invisible) Yiddish-speaking Angels, who take stock of the deceased's decidedly unorthodox life. Leading the family in demonstrating their grief is Moishe's neurotic middle-aged daughter Esther, who threatens to kill her father's long-time mistress, Julia Palafox, if she dares to show her face.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
8.

A Little Family Conversation

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Actress Hélène Lapiower documents the growing generational divide and melding of cultures within her Polish Jewish family, who migrated to Brussels, Paris, and New York.
DVD
2008; 1999
Clemons (Stacks)
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Kedma

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A group of European Jewish refugees arrive in Palestine in the critical year of 1948. Carried on deck of the freighter, Kedma, they come ashore to find not the Promised Land, but a war torn desert in the bloody throes of transformation into the state of Israel. Rescued from a British Army ambush at beachside by Palmach Jewish guerrillas, the refugees are remade into soldiers expected to offer their lives to defend a nation that does not yet exist in a land they have never known.
DVD
2004; 2002
Clemons (Stacks)
10.

Europe: Toward the Twentieth Century

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Illustrates the influence that 19th century European music exerted on Jewish music of that period; filmed in Vienna and St. Petersburg.
DVD
2008; 1998
Clemons (Stacks)
11.

Divan: Diṿan

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"As a teenager, filmmaker Pearl Gluck left her [Hasidic] Jewish community in Brooklyn for secular life in Manhattan. Many years later, Pearl's father has one wish: that she marry and return to the community . Pearl, however, takes a more creative approach to mend the breach. She travels to Hungary to retrieve a turn-of-the-century family heirloom: a couch upon which esteemed rabbis once slept. En route for the ancestral divan, Pearl encounters a colorful cast of characters who provide guidance and inspiration, including a couch exporter, her ex-Communist cousin in Budapest, a pair of Hungarian-American matchmakers and a renegade group of formerly ultra-Orthodox Jews...a documentary parable that offers the possibility of personal reinvention and cultural re-upholstery."--Container.
DVD
2005; 2003
Clemons (Stacks)
12.

Shoah

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The Nazi extermination of Jews is examined through interviews of survivors, witnesses and perpetrators and through footage of the sites of the death camps and environs as they appear today. Those interviewed include Jewish survivors of the death camps and the Warsaw ghetto uprising, Polish farmers and villagers who lived near the camps and Nazis who worked in the camps and the ghettos.
DVD
2003; 1985
Clemons (Stacks)
13.

Yiddish Soul

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Documentary about the resurgence of Yiddish song in present day Europe as a type of world music, reaching Jews and non-Jews alike. Singers such as Karsten Troyke and Shura Lipovsky are interviewed and numerous live performances from different European cities are included.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
14.

Kitka & Davka in Concert: Old and New World Jewish Music

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A live collaborative performance by female vocal ensemble Kitka & instrumental jazz band Davka, consisting of Jewish & Jewish-influenced folk music in a variety of languages.
DVD
2007; 2006
Clemons (Stacks)
15.

Catskill Honeymoon

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A Jewish resort hotel celebrates a pair of longtime customers' fiftieth wedding anniversary by staging an old-fashioned Borscht Belt show replete with singers, dancers, comedians, and impressionists. The show concludes with a fervent musical tribute to the year-old State of Israel. Filmed on location at Young's Gap Hotel in Parksville, New York and includes glimpses of the golf course, tennis matches, calisthenics classes and sunbathers.
DVD
2006; 1949
Clemons (Stacks)
16.

The Last Klezmer: Leopold Kozlowski, His Life and Music

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Yale Strom traveled to Eastern Europe to search for remnants of klezmer music (Jewish folk melodies) that survived the Holocaust such as recordings, sheet music and klezmer musicians. In this program he interviews and travels with Leopold Kozlowski, the last klezmer, who grew up in the tradition.
VHS
1996; 1994
Ivy (By Request)
17.

Ahavatah Ha-Aḥronah Shel Lorah Adler: Laura Addler's Last Love Affair

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"Rita Zohar stars as Laura Adler, the 'queen' of a shoesting Yiddish theater troupe. She is as deeply loved and worshipped by her diminishing Yiddish speaking audience as she is by her colleagues. For a brief moment, Laura is on top of the world when she is offered a leading role in an international film and simultaneously has an explosive love affair with a total stranger. However, before her dreams can come to fruition, fate cruelly intervenes."--Container.
VHS
1996; 1990
Ivy (By Request)
18.

Children Must Laugh

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One of the few surviving documentaries depicting pre-war Jewish life in Poland and life at the Jewish Labor Bund's Medem Sanatorium, a model residential children's institution. The Medem Sanatorium, which existed from 1926 through 1942, stood as a symbol of health and enlightenment.
VHS
1993; 1938
Ivy (By Request)
20.

East and West: Mizreḥ Un Mayrev

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In a comedic film about assimilation and Jewish values, sophisticated New Yorker Morris Brown travels back to his village to attend his niece's traditional wedding. There he encounters the rambunctious Mollie, whose hijinks include boxing, and teaching other young villagers to shimmy. Mollie meets her match, however, in an engaging young yeshiva scholar who forsakes tradition and joins the secular world to win her heart.
VHS
1991; 1923
Ivy (By Request)