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National Center for Jewish Film

Overview
Works: 459 works in 730 publications in 5 languages and 6,709 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  War films  Documentary films  Trials, litigation, etc  Personal narratives  Interviews  Fiction  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Distributor, 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 552 libraries worldwide
Millionaire Jewish entrepreneur Arthur Goldman (Schell) rules a financial empire from his Manhattan penthouse. He is given to passionate and capricious ravings on a variety of subjects. His growing paranoia, dismissed by those close to him, is confirmed when he is kidnapped by Israeli agents and brought to trial in Israel for crimes against humanity. Is he Arthur Goldman or is he Adolph Dorf, 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 213 libraries worldwide
The story of a secret society of students and their professor who printed and distributed anti-Nazi leaflets to urge German citizens to sabotage the war efforts. Their actions cost the Munich-based group their lives. Based on actual events
Sholom Aleichem's Tevya ( visu )
4 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in Yiddish and held by 97 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
Mutters Courage ( visu )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in German and held by 77 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
The Yiddish cinema ( visu )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 75 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'."
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
Hungry hearts ( visu )
6 editions published between 1922 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 67 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."
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
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
Lang ist der Weg ( visu )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in Yiddish and held by 65 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
Jewish life in Kraków ( visu )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in Yiddish and held by 64 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
Jewish life in Bialystok ( visu )
5 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in Yiddish and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Documents the commercial, industrial and cultural center of Białystok, Poland emphasizing the city's 200-year-old Jewish community
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
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
Yidl with his fiddle ( visu )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in Yiddish and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Seeking to help her aging father and finding few options of young women in the shtelt, Molly/Yiddle disguises herself as a boy to join a band of klezmorim. Filmed in Poland in 1936
Iskateli schastʹi︠a︡ Seekers of happiness ( visu )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in Russian and held by 57 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
Fuehrer schenkt den Juden eine Stadt The Führer gives a city to the Jews ( visu )
2 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in German and held by 56 libraries worldwide
This is the only film known to be made by the Nazis inside an operating concentration camp. This propaganda film was produced in 1944 to use to prove to the International Red Cross and the world that Jews were being well-treated in concentration camps. This film of a "model" camp is an elaborately staged hoax presenting a completely false picture of camp life. Upon completion, the director and most of the cast of prisoners were shipped to Auschwitz, with only a few surviving to attest to the falsity of the film
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 55 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
Welcome in Vienna ( visu )
2 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in German and held by 54 libraries worldwide
"Freddy Wolff, a young Viennese Jew who had escaped to New York, and Adler, a left-wing Jewish intellectual from Berlin, return to Europe as American soldiers in 1944. When the war ends, Freddy and Adler are posted in Vienna. The advent of Cold War compromises and pervasive antisemitism shatter the idealism of both men as Freddy falls in love with the daughter of a Nazi, and Adler, disillusioned with communism, becomes a black marketeer"--Container
Yankl der Shmid by Edgar G Ulmer( visu )
4 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in Yiddish and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Yankel drinks too much and womanizes too much, but, when he finally meets a woman who appears to change all that, it may not really be the end to his high living after all
 
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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 (35)
German (15)
English (13)
Russian (5)
French (1)
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