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National Center for Jewish Film

Overview
Works: 409 works in 874 publications in 4 languages and 7,233 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Documentary films  Yiddish films  History  Nonfiction films  Short films  Comedy films  War films  Romance films 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, Producer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by National Center for Jewish Film
The man in the glass booth( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member 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 by Michael Verhoeven( Visual )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in German and held by 174 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

4 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in Yiddish and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on Khave, one of the daughters of Tevye the Dairyman, who loves a Gentile, the son of a Ukrainian peasant. Tevye's paternal affection is placed in direct conflict with his deep commitment to Jewish religious tradition. Newly restored version includes added English subtitles
Fuehrer schenkt den Juden eine Stadt = The Führer gives a city to the Jews( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in German and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The video consists of staged Nazi film taken of Terezin, a "model" ghetto established in 1941
East and West = Mizreḥ un Mayrev by Sidney M Goldin( Visual )

6 editions published between 1923 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 89 WorldCat member 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. He brings his daughterMollie, 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
The Yiddish cinema by National Center for Jewish Films( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member 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'."
Lang ist der Weg( Visual )

8 editions published between 1949 and 2018 in Yiddish and English and held by 80 WorldCat member 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
A day in Warsaw by Shaul Goskind( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in Yiddish and held by 78 WorldCat member 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
Hungry hearts( Visual )

7 editions published between 1922 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 76 WorldCat member 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."
Uncle Moses = Onḳl Mozes by Aubrey Scotto( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in Yiddish and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The perspective of Uncle Moses, the flamboyant, benevolent despot and self-made patriarch, changes as he becomes involved with romantic difficulties and labor union struggles. Portrays the lives of East European shtetl Jews transplanted to turn-of-the-century New York's Lower East Side
Jewish life in Wilno( Visual )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in Yiddish and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film sequences of pre-World War II Vilnius document people engaged in the rituals and realities of every day life: at work, at play, in school and in the synagogue
Jewish life in Bialystok by Shaul Goskind( Visual )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in Yiddish and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the commercial, industrial and cultural center of Białystok, Poland emphasizing the city's 200-year-old Jewish community
The light ahead = Fishka der krimmer by Edgar G Ulmer( Visual )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in Yiddish and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The innocent, impoverished lovers, lame Fishke and blind Hodel, are beset by the superstition, prejudice and greed present in a late nineteenth century shtetl in tsarist Russia. The benevolent and enlightened bookseller Mendele helps and encourages them in their dream of escaping to a freer life in Odessa
Jewish life in Lwów by Shaul Goskind( Visual )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in Yiddish and English and held by 67 WorldCat member 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
Jewish life in Krakow( Visual )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in Yiddish and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the commercial, industrial and cultural institutions of the Jewish community in pre-World War II Kraków
Yiddle with his fiddle by Joseph Green( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in Yiddish and held by 66 WorldCat member 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
Ahead of time : the extraordinary journey of Ruth Gruber( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in Brooklyn in 1911, Ruth Gruber became the youngest PhD in the world before going on to become an international foreign correspondent and photojournalist at age 24. She emerged as the eyes and conscience of the world. With her love of adventure, fearlessness and powerful intellect, Ruth defied tradition in an extraordinary career that has spanned more than seven decades. The first journalist to enter the Soviet Arctic in 1935, Ruth also traveled to Alaska as a member of the Roosevelt administration in 1942, escorted Holocaust refugees to America in 1944, covered the Nuremberg trials in 1946 and documented the Haganah ship Exodus in 1947. Her relationships with world leaders including Eleanor Roosevelt, President Harry Truman, and David Ben Gurion gave her unique access and insight into the modern history of the Jewish people. Ruth is an inspiration not only for her ground-breaking career, but for her vitality and humor at 98 years old. The film includes never-seen-before archival footage
Comme un juif en France : dans la joie ou la douleur = Being Jewish in France : in joy or in sorrow( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yves Jeuland's sweeping documentary explores the rich and complex history of Jews in France, the first country to grant Jews citizenship. Beginning with Revolutionary cries of Vive la France in Yiddish, the film explores the explosive Dreyfus Affair, the Vichy government's collaboration with the Nazis, and the absorption of Sephardic Jews from Arab countries in the decades after WWII. Being Jewish in France continues into the 21st century, investigating charges of rising antisemitism and the country's complex attitudes toward Israel. Includes interviews with more than a dozen leading French politicians, intellectuals and artists including Robert Badinter, Theo Klein, Jean-Claude Grumberg, Marceline Loridan-Ivens, and Jean Benguigui.- publisher description
Our children by Shaul Goskind( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in Yiddish and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features the comedy duo of Dzigan and Shumacher who had recently returned from the Soviet Union, and Jewish children who had survived the Holocaust
American matchmaker = [Ameriḳaner Shadkhen]. I Want to be a boarder = Ikh ṿil zayn a border] by Edgar G Ulmer( Visual )

9 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in Yiddish and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of second-generation American Jewish immigrants
 
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The Yiddish cinema
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Brandeis University National Center for Jewish Film

Brandeis University Waltham, Mass National Center for Jewish Film

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NCJF (National Center for Jewish Film)

Languages
Yiddish (67)

English (22)

German (11)

French (1)