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The Yidishe gauchos

Author: Mark Freeman, (Producer)Alison BryskEli WallachCelia Gladys López de BorcheJudith Laikin ElkinAll authors
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Fine Line Productions, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1889, eight hundred Russian Jews landed in Argentina and became stranded on the desolate Pampas. Their only neighbors were the Gauchos, wandering cowboys descended from Spanish settlers and Indians. News of the plight of these Jews reached Baron de Hirsch, a German Jewish philanthropist. He forsaw a new way of life for Jews as farmers and ranchers on the South American frontier and provided for their settlement  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Maurice de Hirsch, baron; Maurice de Hirsch, baron
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Freeman, (Producer); Alison Brysk; Eli Wallach; Celia Gladys López de Borche; Judith Laikin Elkin; Avram Szwarc; Fine Line Productions.; Fundación Cinemateca Argentina.; Judah L. Magnes Memorial Museum.
OCLC Number: 77790748
Notes: Documentary.
In Spanish with English subtitles and narration.
Credits: Produced by Mark Freeman and Alison Brysk ; consultants, Prof. Celia G. López de Borche, Dr. Judith Laikin Elkin, Prof. Avram Szwarc.
Performer(s): Narrator: Eli Wallach.
Event notes: Taped on location in Domínquez, Moisés Ville and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Target Audience: General.
Description: 1 videocassette (28 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Responsibility: produced in association with the Fundación Cinemateca Argentina in cooperation with the Judah L. Magnes Memorial Museum ; written, directed, videotaped and edited by Mark Freeman.

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In 1889, eight hundred Russian Jews landed in Argentina and became stranded on the desolate Pampas. Their only neighbors were the Gauchos, wandering cowboys descended from Spanish settlers and Indians. News of the plight of these Jews reached Baron de Hirsch, a German Jewish philanthropist. He forsaw a new way of life for Jews as farmers and ranchers on the South American frontier and provided for their settlement by giving the Jewish Colonization Association enough money to buy 1 1/4 millon acres of land in the Pampas to be distributed to them. This is the story of the Jews of those "agricultural colonies" and of their descendants in towns like Moisés Ville and Domínguez in rural Santa Fe Province in Argentina. Through archival photographs and interviews it documents their sometimes troubled, sometimes productive relations with the Gauchos and other Argentines and with their own Jewish Colonization Association.

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