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  1. Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport (2001)

    Subject
    History; Sociology
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 122 minutes), £19.99

    Between December 1938 and September 1939 a large group of children, mostly Jews, were sent by their parents from Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia to the safety of England where foster families took care...

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  2. Shylock (1998 Film)

    aka: Shylock for All Seasons

    Director
    Pierre Lasry
    Producer
    Kenneth Hirsch
    Subject
    Drama

    Documentary. A film which contends that hatred of Jews goes back 2,000 years, culminating with the near destruction of European Jewry. Argues that for the last 400 years, Western attitudes towards Jews have...

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  3. Histoires du Ghetto de Varsovie (1996 Multimedia)

    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    CD-ROM

    A history of the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw from 1940 to 1945, concentrating on nine Jews who took part in the doomed revolt against the Nazis in April 1943. Concentrates on at the ghetto’s resistance...

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  4. Ambulance, The (1962)

    Director
    Janusz Morgenstern
    Subject
    Film studies; History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 10 minutes), £15.00

    This short film reconstructs an incident involving a small group of Jewish children and shows how the Nazis used gas wagons, or gas vans, in Russia and Poland during World War II. The vans were used to kill...

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  5. Eternal Jew, The (1940)

    aka: Ewige Jude, Der

    Director
    Fritz Hippler
    Subject
    History; Media studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 NTSC, 676 minutes), $19.99

    This, the most vicious and virulent of all Nazi films, goes through the whole range of anti-semitic attitudes. It attacks Jews for allegedly choosing to live in squalor (in sequences of the Warsaw ghetto),...

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  6. Alte Gesetz, Das (1923 Film)

    aka: Baruch Ancient Law, The

    Director
    Ewald André Dupont

    Feature film. In nineteenth-century Austria, a young Jew leaves the ghetto to become an actor. He eventually becomes famous and is reunited with his disapproving Rabbi father. Ernst Deutsch, as the Jew...

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  7. Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish (08/0 Film)

    Director
    Eve Annenberg
    Producer
    Eve Annenberg; Lazer Weiss
    Subject
    Drama
    Distribution
    Audio (Download), £9.99

    Independent low-budget feature film which transports Romeo and Juliet to Williamsburg and the warring families are from two different sects of Orthodox Jews - the Chabads and the Satmars. Laser (Weiss) is...

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  8. Julia Pascal - The Merchant of Venice (Radio)

    Subject
    Drama

    Radio broadcast. Presenter Jane Little interviews the Jewish playwright Julia Pascal about her adaptation of The Merchant of Venice at the Arcola Theatre in London. In Pascal’s version, holocaust survivor...

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  9. Yiddish Queen Lear (Video)

    Subject
    Drama

    Stage video recording of Julia Pascal’s re-working of King Lear. Set in New York in the late 1930s, a once-famous Yiddish actress gives her theatre business over to her three daughters. In the first...

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  10. Hamlet of Stepney Green, The (Radio)

    Producer
    Charles Lefeaux
    Subject
    Drama
    Distribution
    Unknown

    Bernard Kops radio play distills elements freely adapted from Shakespeare’s tragedy into ‘A Sad Comedy with some Songs’ (subtitle). Kop’s one-act play is set in the 1950s lower-middle-class Jewish...

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