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Author: Josh WaletzkySusan LazarusJerome BadanesKaren SundeLucjan DobroszyckiAll authors
Publisher: [New York, NY] : Docurama : Distributed in the U.S. by New Video, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system   Book : English : 25th anniversary special edView all editions and formats
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"This documentary, first released in 1980, offers a window into the vitality of Polish Jewry before the Holocaust. The film directs its lens at all aspects of that now-vanished world, showing us a diverse community and culture. It encompasses city and shtetl, rich and poor, secular and spiritual, politics and society, all permeated by the distinctive character and values that developed in the Polish-Jewish community  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Documentary
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Book
All Authors / Contributors: Josh Waletzky; Susan Lazarus; Jerome Badanes; Karen Sunde; Lucjan Dobroszycki; Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett; Yivo Institute for Jewish Research.; National Endowment for the Humanities.; New Video Group.; Docurama (Firm)
ISBN: 0767087771 9780767087773
OCLC Number: 65171528
Language Note: In English with portions in Hebrew, Polish, Russian, and Yiddish with English subtitles.
Notes: Based on the YIVO exhibit and book "Image Before My Eyes" by Dr. Lucjan Dobroszycki [and] Dr. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett.
Originally produced as a documentary in 1980.
Special features include: audio commentary with director Josh Waletzky; filmmaker biography.
Credits: Study guide written by Sara Brzowsky ; photo research and director of stills cinematography, Susan Lazarus ; stills cinematography, Edward Gray ; interview camera, Joel Gold ; Jewish instrumental music researched and compiled by Henry Sapoznik ; translators, Reyzl Kalifowicz-Waletzky, Paula Teitelbaum, Jan T. Gross.
Performer(s): Narrated by Karen Sunde; interviewees include: Toby Knobel Fluek, Chiena Kossowsky, Roman Eisner, Lillian Klempner, George Szabad, Zygmunt Gross, Rakhel Kaplansky Kalisher, Sophia Dubnow-Erlich, Henry Rubinlicht, Bertha Frost Salz, Szloma Kowarski, Arcadius Kahan, Dina Abramowicz, Bolek Ellenbogen, Michael Slodki, Boris Goldenberg, Hillel Seidman, Claire Yolles, Freda Slodki, Pearl Kahan.
Target Audience: MPAA Rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (91 min.) : b&w and col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 study guide (20 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.).
Details: DVD; NTSC; Dolby Digital stereo.
Contents: Part One Setting --
Faraway lands --
Making a living --
Zionist activity --
Part Two "To the stars" --
Secular life --
New horizons --
Among the organized --
Awakening youth --
Darkening clouds --
Great majority --
Credits.
Other Titles: History of Jewish life in Poland before the Holocaust
Responsibility: YIVO Institute presents a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities ; adapted, directed, edited by Josh Waletzky ; produced by Josh Waletzky, Susan Lazarus ; written by Jerome Badanes.

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"This documentary, first released in 1980, offers a window into the vitality of Polish Jewry before the Holocaust. The film directs its lens at all aspects of that now-vanished world, showing us a diverse community and culture. It encompasses city and shtetl, rich and poor, secular and spiritual, politics and society, all permeated by the distinctive character and values that developed in the Polish-Jewish community over nearly a millennium"--Study guide, p. 1.

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