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THE THIRD GENERATION

Europe  Jewish Studies  Middle Eastern Studies  Peace & Conflict  Children & Young Adult 

Focusing on the activities of the German-Israeli Youth Exchange Program, this video shows three generations of Germans and Israelis who, confronted with the historical legacy of the Holocaust, are actively involved in building new personal relationships while trying to come to terms with ambivalent, often negative, attitudes about one another.

BLUE AND WHITE
BLUE AND WHITE

Eastern Europe  Jewish Studies  Middle Eastern Studies  Russia  Directed by Women 

Traces the struggles of five Soviet Jewish Refuseniks and their families, from the origins of their desire to emigrate from the Soviet Union to their recent resettlement in Israel.

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MY YIDDISHE MOMME McCOY

American Studies  Jewish Studies  Women's Studies  Immigration 

Filmmaker Bob Giges focuses on his spirited 90-year-old grandmother, Belle Demner McCoy, for an intimate portrait of one woman's struggle with the conflicts between family, religion and love.

FREE VOICE OF LABOR: THE JEWISH ANARCHISTS
FREE VOICE OF LABOR: THE JEWISH ANARCHISTS

American Studies  Jewish Studies  Labor Studies  New York City  Sociology  Immigration  Pacific Street Films 

A dramatic portrait of immigrant life in the U.S. as seen through the eyes of the sweatshop workers who made up the Jewish anarchist movement.

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BREAKING THE SILENCE: THE GENERATION AFTER THE HOLOCAUST

Jewish Studies  Psychology & Psychiatry  Women's Studies  Children & Young Adult 

Profiles the members of a Second Generation group of children of Holocaust survivors who openly discuss the impact of the Holocaust on their lives and the need to communicate with their parents. Interwoven throughout the film, in addition to emotionally moving family scenes, are interviews with psychologists, authors and historians.

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ROOSEVELT, NEW JERSEY: VISIONS OF UTOPIA

American Studies  Jewish Studies  Labor Studies  Sociology 

During the Great Depression, 120 families of Jewish garment workers from New York City moved to the New Jersey countryside to develop a government-sponsored, agro- industrial cooperative community. This film tells the story of the cooperative community through archival footage, photos and interviews with original homesteaders and their children.

THE STORY OF CHAIM RUMKOWSKI AND THE JEWS OF LODZ
THE STORY OF CHAIM RUMKOWSKI AND THE JEWS OF LODZ

Jewish Studies  Eastern Europe 

In order to facilitate the destruction of Poland's three million Jews, the Nazis forced them to establish Jewish Councils responsible for administration of the Polish ghettos.

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PARADISE CAMP

Eastern Europe  Jewish Studies 

Tells the story of the Theresienstadt concentration camp in Czechoslovakia, which was used by the Nazis during WWII in an elaborate hoax to deceive world opinion about the Third Reich's extermination campaign against the Jews.

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SERVUS, ADIEU, SHALOM: JEWISH LIFE IN VIENNA

Eastern Europe  Jewish Studies 

Through interviews with contemporary Viennese Jews and rare archival film, this video traces Jewish life in the Austrian capital, chronicling a history of alternating toleration and expulsion dating back to the tenth century.

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RETURN TO THE WARSAW GHETTO

Europe  Jewish Studies 

On April 19, 1993, thousands of Jews from all over the world gathered in Warsaw to observe the 50th anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising, one of the few truly heroic events for Jews during World War II.

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THE SIXTH BATTALION

Eastern Europe  Jewish Studies 

This historical documentary examines the persecution of Jews in Slovakia during WWII. Surviving members of The Sixth Battalion, a military unit comprised of young Jewish men compelled to do forced labor, recount their own experiences and the persecution of the entire Jewish community during the war in the Slovak State. Records drawn from the archives reveal the extent of the collaboration between the Slovak government and the Nazis.

THEY WERE NOT SILENT: THE JEWISH LABOR MOVEMENT AND THE HOLOCAUST
THEY WERE NOT SILENT: THE JEWISH LABOR MOVEMENT AND THE HOLOCAUST

American Studies  Jewish Studies  Labor Studies 

Tells the story of the anti-Nazi and rescue activities of the American Jewish labor movement, including their aid to the Underground fighters of the ghettoes of East Europe, and their assistance to Holocaust survivors in refugee camps across the globe. The video features rare archival footage and photos, plus interviews with labor veterans, Holocaust survivors and scholars.

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STORY ABOUT A BAD DREAM, A

Eastern Europe  Jewish Studies  World History  Children & Young Adult 

This compelling docu-drama about the Holocaust, based on the memoirs of Eva Erbenova, recounts from a child's-eye view her experiences as a thirteen-year-old girl in Czechoslovakia during World War II, the only one from her family to survive the war.

FROM SWASTIKA TO JIM CROW
FROM SWASTIKA TO JIM CROW

Sociology  Jewish Studies  Education  American Studies  American History  African-American Studies  Directed by Women  Pacific Street Films 

In the 1930s Jewish intellectuals who escaped Nazi Germany and immigrated to the U.S. faced an uncertain future. Confronted with anti-Semitism at American universities and a public distrust of foreigners, many sought refuge in an unlikely place-traditionally black colleges in the segregated South.

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