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Łódź Ghetto

Author: Alan AdelsonKathryn TavernaBuddy SquiresMendel GrossmanLucjan DobroszyckiAll authors
Publisher: [Westport, Conn.] : Jewish Heritage Project, ©2009, ©1992, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Special collector's edView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the Nazi persecution of the Jews of Łódź from German occupation beginning on September 8, 1939 to liberation by the Russians on January 17, 1945. Focuses on the forcible move of Jews into the ghetto, the harsh conditions within, deportation to Auschwitz, and the survival of the few Jews who remained behind and hid in the ghetto. Depicts the ghetto's Nazi-appointed Jewish leader, Mordecai Ḥayim  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical films
History
Personal narratives
Named Person: Mordecai Ḥayim Rumkowski; Mordecai Ḥayim Rumkowski
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Adelson; Kathryn Taverna; Buddy Squires; Mendel Grossman; Lucjan Dobroszycki; Jerzy Kosinski; Nicholas Kepros; Barbara Rosenblat; David Warrilow; Theodore Bikel; Jewish Heritage Project.; HBO Video (Firm)
ISBN: 9780967769783 0967769787
OCLC Number: 656303493
Notes: Originally televised on HBO in 1989 and released on VHS in 1992.
From diaries and monographs written in the Łódź Ghetto by Oskar Rosenfeld, Oskar Singer, David Sierakowiak, Jozef Klementynowski, Irene Liebman and others and from The chronicle of the Łódź ghetto edited by Lucjan Dobroszycki.
Credits: Executive producer, Stephen Samuels ; original score by Wendy Blackstone ; still photo cinematography, Gary Becker and Kathryn Taverna ; cinematography, Jozef Piwkowski, Eugene Squires ; film edited by Kathryn Taverna ; ghetto photographers, Mendel Grossman, Henryk Ross ; original color pictures of the ghetto provided by Erhard Löcker, Löcker Verlag, Vienna ; contemporary photos of ghetto district by Eva Rubinstein ; music editor, Kathryn Taverna ; chief historical consultant, Lucjan Dobroszycki.
Performer(s): Voices: Jerzy Kosinski, Nicholas Kepros, Barbara Rosenblat, David Warrilow, Gregory Gordon, Alan Adelson, Theodore Bikel.
Awards: "International Film Critics Prize"--Container.
Description: 1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD format.
Contents: Łódź Ghetto (103 min.) --
Sources and survivors supplement (15 min.).
Responsibility: Jewish Heritage Project ; produced by Alan Adelson ; directed by Kathryn Taverna and Alan Adelson ; script compiled and edited by Alan Adelson.

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Chronicles the Nazi persecution of the Jews of Łódź from German occupation beginning on September 8, 1939 to liberation by the Russians on January 17, 1945. Focuses on the forcible move of Jews into the ghetto, the harsh conditions within, deportation to Auschwitz, and the survival of the few Jews who remained behind and hid in the ghetto. Depicts the ghetto's Nazi-appointed Jewish leader, Mordecai Ḥayim Rumkowski. Utilizes historical film footage and still photographs, some contemporary footage, and narration from historical diaries and monographs. Much of the historical material was made at great risk and left deliberately by the doomed community members.

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