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Most widely held works by Ergo Media Inc
Yidl with his fiddle ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in Yiddish and held by 144 libraries worldwide
A young girl, dressed as a boy, goes off with her father and a band of traveling musicians into the Polish countryside. A classic Yiddish language musical-comedy.
More than broken glass memories of Kristallnacht ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
Through archival footage, photographs and firsthand interviews with witnesses, this video forms a sharp portrait of the night the Nazis began their campaign against the Jews.
Sepharad Judeo-Spanish ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in Ladino and held by 126 libraries worldwide
Over 500 years have passed since the expulsion of the Jews from Spain, but Sephardic Jewry has preserved its rich musical heritage. This program documents the rich tradition and beautiful music of Spanish singers of the Middle Ages, featuring Ladino tunes of the Middle Ages, lullabies, wedding tunes, music of the synagogue and songs of mourning.
They risked their lives rescuers of the Holocaust ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
Selected interviews of Holocaust rescuers in 12 countries which show a variety of people and their reasons for helping the Jews escape.
Opening the gates of hell American liberators of the Nazi concentration camps ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
American veterans, who were among the first troops to enter the Nazi concentration camps, relate their memories of that experience. Includes graphic archival footage of the camps.
Image before my eyes ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
This documentary vividly recreates Jewish life in Poland from the late nineteenth century through the 1930's using rare film footage, memorabilia, photographs, music, and interviews.
Hill 24 doesn't answer ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
Four young Zionists are assigned to defend strategic Hill 24 outside Jerusalem in order to maintain access to the besieged city during Israel's War of Independence.
Ashkenaz Eastern Europe ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in Yiddish and held by 86 libraries worldwide
A compilation of Jewish music from Eastern Europe including Yiddish folksongs, the liturgical music of the synagogue, Klezmer melodies, as well as Yiddish theater tunes--all of which are the essential components of Ashkenazic music. The film also features rare archival footage of Jewish life in Eastern Europe as it existed prior to World War II, providing an understanding of the environment from which the music grew.
The Double crossing the story of the St. Louis ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
The ship St. Louis left Nazi Germany on May 13, 1939 with over 900 Jewish refugees bound for Cuba. Cuba refused them entry, as did the United States. The ship returned to Europe where the refugees were accepted by Great Britain, France, Belgium and Netherlands. Archival footage, plus numerous interviews with survivors of the St. Louis voyage, document this experience of refugees.
Warsaw Ghetto uprising an audio-visual program from the exhibition at Ghetto Fighter's House ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Beginning with the Nazi invasion of Poland, we are led step-by-step through the deportations, life in the ghetto, the formation of a resistance organization and finally the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Utilizes archival film footage, authentic still photographs, and actual testimony of survivors.
The Jews of Poland five cities ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
Filmed primarily in 1939, these five short documentary films focus on Jewish life in the Polish cities of Kraków, Vilna (Vilnius), Lwów (Lv́ov), Warsaw, and Białystok.
Flames in the ashes ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1987 in French and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Through the testimony of eyewitnesses, this documentary presents the different aspects, forms, and scales of Jewish resistance in Nazi-controlled Europe during the Holocaust.
The miracle of Intervale Avenue ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
The South Bronx in New York City, an area that was once predominately Jewish, is now a decaying neighborhood whose population is a mixture of Jews, Hispanics, and African-Americans. This program examines the people who choose to live and work in the South Bronx, in particular the tiny community of elderly Jews.
Choosing one's way resistance in Auschwitz/Birkenau ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
This video permits the ashes of Auschwitz to bear eloquent testimony. The focus of this documentary is a heretofore little-known story of resistance. Accomplished through the smuggling of gun powder from a nearby munitions factory, the inmates succeeded in the destruction of Cermatorium #4. The film features thirteen survivors, each of whom contributes to the piecing together of this incredible story of heroism.
The talmud and the scholar ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
A "behind the scenes" look at Adin Steinsaltz, whose English translation and analysis of the Talmud, has made the Oral Law accessible to a new generation of English readers.
The Eighty-first blow ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1987 in Hebrew and held by 71 libraries worldwide
An historical documentary made up of film footage and stills shot by the Nazis; contains a compilation of testimony from witnesses who appeared at the Eichmann trial. One of three award-winning films that deal with the Nazi attempt to annihilate the Jews, Jewish resistance, and heroic efforts of Holocaust survivors to reach Israel.
A brivele der mamen ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in Yiddish and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Set in the Polish Ukraine and New York City, the film traces the break-up of a family due to stress, poverty, the chaos of war and the difficulties of immigrant life. One of the last Yiddish films to be produced in Warsaw, this moving story focuses on one Jewish mother's efforts to keep her family together.
The jester Der Purimspieler ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in Yiddish and held by 68 libraries worldwide
A romantic comedy about a drifter, who wanders from shtetl to shtetl. He finds brief happiness when he falls in love with a shoemaker's daughter in a small Galician town in this likable fantasy about a love triangle and man's quest for the unobtainable.
From Toledo to Jerusalem ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1990 in Ladino and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Yehoram Gaon, one of Israel's foremost male vocalists, takes the viewer on a musical journey through 500 years of Sephardic culture, history and Ladino songs.
Routes of exile a Moroccan Jewish odyssey ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and Arabic and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Interviews with descendants of original merchant settlers. Art reproductions, animated maps, and archival footage reconstruct the Jews' history and life-style in Morocco until World War II. Documents the emigration of Moroccan Jews after Moroccan independence to the newly established state of Israel, France and Canada focusing on their adaptation to foreign cultures.
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