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Forgotten Ellis Island : the extraordinary story of America's immigrant hospital

Author: Lorie Conway; Elliott Gould; WGBH Educational Foundation.; PBS Home Video.
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : Distributed by PBS Home Video, [2009]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the era before antibiotics, tens of thousands of immigrant patients were separated from family, detained in the hospital on Ellis Island, and healed from illness before becoming citizens. 350 babies were born, and ten times that many immigrants died on Ellis Island and were buried in pauper's graves around New York City.
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Historical television programs
Television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Lorie Conway; Elliott Gould; WGBH Educational Foundation.; PBS Home Video.
ISBN: 9780793670246 0793670241
OCLC Number: 301983667
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Documentary.
Credits: Director of photography, Ken Willinger ; editor, William A. Anderson ; composer, Gil Talmi.
Performer(s): Narrator, Elliott Gould.
Event notes: Originally broadcast on television in 2008.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 57 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (enhanced); Dolby Digital stereo., NTSC.
Responsibility: a film by Lorie Conway ; Boston Film & Video Productions LLC ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; produced, written & directed by Lorie Conway.

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In the era before antibiotics, tens of thousands of immigrant patients were separated from family, detained in the hospital on Ellis Island, and healed from illness before becoming citizens. 350 babies were born, and ten times that many immigrants died on Ellis Island and were buried in pauper's graves around New York City.

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