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National Center for Jewish Film

Overview
Works: 456 works in 741 publications in 5 languages and 6,889 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  War films  Yiddish films  Documentary films  Trials, litigation, etc  Interviews  Personal narratives  Historical films 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about National Center for Jewish Film
Publications by National Center for Jewish Film
Most widely held works by National Center for Jewish Film
The man in the glass booth ( visu )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 556 libraries worldwide
Story of Arthur Goldman who is captured and brought to trial in Israel for crimes against humanity. Is he the rich Jewish businessman or is he the former SS colonel who headed a Nazi concentration camp? As the trial progresses, the question becomes more confusing
Die weisse Rose The White Rose ( visu )
4 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in German and held by 210 libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of the White Rose, a group of five German university students and their professor, that dedicated itself to protesting the Nazi regime. Their resistance efforts eventually led to their deaths
Sholom Aleichem's Tevya ( visu )
4 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in Yiddish and held by 96 libraries worldwide
Focuses on one of Tevye's daughters who loves a gentile. Tevye's paternal affection is placed in direct conflict with his deep commitment to religious tradition
The Yiddish cinema ( visu )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Beginning with a brief history of Yiddish language and culture, the history of Yiddish cinema is recounted, using excerpts from Yiddish films: A Letter to Mother (1939), Tevye (1939, Jewish luck (1925), The Dybbuk (1937), Yiddle with his fiddle (1936), The Jester (1937), The Light ahead (1939), Uncle Moses (1932), Greenfields (1937), American matchmaker (1940). This documentary was produced "to augment the Museum of Modern Art's retrospective, 'Yiddish film between two worlds'."
Mutters Courage by Michael Verhoeven( visu )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in German and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Based on the true survival story of a Hungarian Jew, Elsa Tabori, who was arrested in Budapest in 1944, put on a train to Auschwitz, and returned home that night
Americaner schadchen by Edgar G Ulmer( visu )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in Yiddish and held by 72 libraries worldwide
I want to be a boarder: The story of a husband and wife who pretend to be landlady and tenant
Hungry hearts ( visu )
6 editions published between 1922 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 71 libraries worldwide
"Focuses on the Levin family who emigrate from Eastern Europe to New York City. Filmed on location on the Lower East Side, this bittersweet classic captures the hopes and hardships of Jewish immigrants in the New World."
Jewish life in Wilno ( visu )
4 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in Yiddish and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Shows Vilnius, Lithuania, a leading spiritual and cultural center for Eastern European Jews from the 16th century until World War II, as it was in early 1939, when it was a part of Poland and known as Wilno, or Vilna. Portrays Vilnius' landmarks and focuses on the daily life of the Jews living there
Lang ist der Weg ( visu )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in Yiddish and held by 70 libraries worldwide
A forgotten classic and a film of passionate restraint, made by and about Jewish Displaced Persons. Produced in the American zone of occupied Germany in the aftermath of World War II, this first feature film to represent the Holocaust from a Jewish point of view has the power of a collective self-portrait. The young hero is deported in the liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto, jumps an Auschwitz-bound transport to take his chances in the countryside, and ultimately survives the war with a band of Jewish partisans to search for his family in the ruins of liberated Poland
Uncle Moses Onḳl Mozes by Maurice Schwartz( visu )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in Yiddish and held by 66 libraries worldwide
According to contemporary reviewers, "Uncle Moses" follows closely the Yiddish Art Theater's adaptation of the 1918 Sholem Asch novel by the same name. Best known for his portrayals of the shtetl, in "Uncle Moses" Asch shifts his focus from Eastern Europe to New York City's Lower East Side at the turn of the twentieth century. In vivid, sometimes comic, yet always soberly realistic images, the film portrays the lives of East European shtetl Jews transplanted onto American soil. The bustling sweatshop and overcrowded tenement serve as the backdrop for a rich thematic blend of romantic intrigue, old and young love, realization of financial success, disintegration of the Jewish family, early struggles of the garment workers' union movement, and the clash of old-world values and new-world dreams. The pivotal role of Uncle Moses, benevolent despot and self-made patriarch among his landsmen, serves as an excellent vehicle for consummate actor Maurice Schwartz. While often flamboyant in his portrayal of this complex figure, Schwartz achieves a characterization of great dignity and compassion
A day in Warsaw ( visu )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in Yiddish and held by 66 libraries worldwide
A portrayal of Warsaw, Poland in 1938, emphasizing the buildings, institutions and neighborhoods associated with the 400,000 Jews living in Warsaw at that time
Jewish life in Kraków ( visu )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in Yiddish and held by 65 libraries worldwide
Portrays the Kraków, Poland of 1939; includes commercial, industrial and cultural highlights, focusing on the Jews, their institutions, and their way of life
East and West Mizreḥ un Mayrev ( visu )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in Yiddish and English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
In a comedic film about assimilation and Jewish values, sophisticated New Yorker Morris Brown travels back to his village to attend his niece's traditional wedding. There he encounters the rambunctious Mollie, whose hijinks include boxing, and teaching other young villagers to shimmy. Mollie meets her match, however, in an engaging young yeshiva scholar who forsakes tradition and joins the secular world to win her heart
Jewish life in Bialystok ( visu )
5 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in Yiddish and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Portrays the commercial, industrial and cultural center that was Bialystok, Poland in 1939, emphasizing the city's 200-year-old Jewish community
Grine felder Green fields ( visu )
5 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in Yiddish and held by 61 libraries worldwide
An ascetic young Hasidic scholar leaves his studies to search the Lithuanian countryside for common people and a meaningful existence close to the land
Jewish life in Lwów ( visu )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in Yiddish and English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Now known as Lv́ov, in Ukraine, this city is shown as it was in 1939. Focuses on the Jews, one third of its poulation in 1939, their institutions, and their way of life
Alle Juden raus! All Jews out! by Emanuel Rund( visu )
4 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in German and held by 60 libraries worldwide
The film maker travels from New York to Göppingen, Germany. He interviews many Jews who relate their recollections of the Holocaust and events leading up to it
Yidl with his fiddle ( visu )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in Yiddish and held by 59 libraries worldwide
A young girl, dressed as a boy, goes off with her father and a band of traveling musicians into the Polish countryside. She falls in love with one of her colleagues with delightfully humorous results. A classic Yiddish language musical-comedy
Iskateli schastʹi︠a︡ Seekers of happiness ( visu )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in Russian and held by 59 libraries worldwide
During the late 1920s, many impoverished Jews searching for a better life made their way to Birobidzhan, the Soviet Jewish Autonomous Region on the Chinese border. The story of a Jewish family's immigration to Birobidzhan and their experiences as settlers on a collective farm in the area. While the family encounters hardships in adjusting to this new way of life, their search for assimilation is ultimately shown as positive. While the film is essentially a Soviet propaganda piece emphasizing the utopian dream of Birobidzhan, the reality of the area was harsh and inhospitable
Comme un juif en France dans la joie ou la douleur = Being Jewish in France : in joy or in sorrow by Yves Jeuland( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Examines the history of the Jewish people in France starting with the trial of Alfred Dreyfus in the 19th century and ending in the present day
 
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Brandeis University National Center for Jewish Film
Brandeis University Waltham, Mass National Center for Jewish Film
N.C.J.F.
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Languages
Yiddish (44)
English (13)
German (11)
Russian (5)
French (1)
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