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Ambulance

Author: Janusz MorgensternTadeusz ŁomnickiJerzy LipmanKrzysztof KomedaJanina NiedźwieckaAll authors
Publisher: Waltham, MA : National Center for Jewish Film, 2007.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : PolishView all editions and formats
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In this haunting short fiction film, a group of Jewish children and their teacher are herded into an ambulance by Nazis; the vehicle, ordinarily representing comfort and safety, becomes the group's death chamber. Morgenstern's presentation of the incident serves as a metaphor for the horror of the Holocaust and provides a powerful trigger for discussion of the disturbing issues raised by the film. The figure of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Janusz Morgenstern; Tadeusz Łomnicki; Jerzy Lipman; Krzysztof Komeda; Janina Niedźwiecka; Leon Lewandowski; Studio Małych Form Filmowych Semafor.; National Center for Jewish Film.
ISBN: 1585872997 9781585872992
OCLC Number: 85869887
Language Note: The credits are in Polish; there is no dialogue.
Notes: DVD release of the 1962 film, Ambulans.
Credits: Scenariusz [screenplay], Tadeusz Łomnicki ; zdjęcia [photography], Jerzy Lipman ; współpraca [collaboration], Andrzei Gronau ; muzyka [music], Krzysztof Trzciński-Komeda ; dźwięk [sound], Jan Radlicz ; montaż, Janina Niedźwiecka ; kierownik produkcji [production manager], Leon Lewandowski ; rezyser [director], Janusz Morgenstern.
Description: 1 videodisc (11 min.) : silent, b&w. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC, all regions.
Other Titles: Ambulans (Motion picture)
Responsibility: The National Center for Jewish Film presents ; produkcja, Studio Małych Form Filmowych Se-Ma-For w Łodzi.

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In this haunting short fiction film, a group of Jewish children and their teacher are herded into an ambulance by Nazis; the vehicle, ordinarily representing comfort and safety, becomes the group's death chamber. Morgenstern's presentation of the incident serves as a metaphor for the horror of the Holocaust and provides a powerful trigger for discussion of the disturbing issues raised by the film. The figure of the children's teacher specifically parallels Janusz Korčak (1879-1942), a famous Jewish educator who ran an orphanage in the Warsaw Ghetto and died with his young charges at Treblinka.

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