Holocaust

Singing in the Dark

Directed by Max Nosseck  

This film is one of the first Hollywood films to deal with the Holocaust and starts cantor and star of the Yiddish cinema Moyshe Oysher in his only English language role. It is about a cantor who is a holocaust survivor with traumatic amnesia and who can only sing when he is inebriated.

Film include footage shot in the historic Levetzow Synagogue in Berlin that was razed shortly thereafter.

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Material Type: 
Films
Year: 
1956
Photo taken from the National Center for Jewish Film

Our Children - Unzere Kinder

Directed by Natan Gross and Shaul Goskind

 

This semi-documentary film (and Poland’s last Yiddish feature) features the comedy duo Szymon Dzigan and Israel Shumacher who had recently returned from the Soviet Union, and Jewish children who had survived the Holocaust.

Material Type: 
Films
Year: 
1948
Photo taken from the National Center for Jewish Film

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