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Undzere Kinder

Was it a documentary? Was it a comedy? A drama? All of the three? I am not sure. What I did find out is that “Undzere Kinder” (Our Children) was the last Yiddish film to be made in Poland. Set … Continue reading

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From not-so-foygldik to very foygldik

I have implemented not-so-foygldik (see pre-previous post) into my active vocabular. Since I have not learnt yet what is the opposite, which is a thing that turns out better than expected, I use the term “foygldik” as a term of … Continue reading

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Not so Hollywoodik

Today after conversation class (which we call schmoozen-klass) we watched this Polish movie from 1937 called “Der Purimshpiler” (The Jester). There were English subtitles, but the actors spoke Yiddish all through. I did understand quite a bit, and it was … Continue reading

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Image Before My Eyes

Finally a documentary about Jewish LIFE in Eastern Europe. That is, before the Second World War. Watching Jewish life in retrospectic like this, through the lense of photographers and filmmakers from the 1920s and 30s, still gives a bitter feeling. … Continue reading

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The Partisans of Vilna

A part of program is screening of films depicting different aspects of Jewish life and culture in Eastern Europe. Talking about Jewish death and Jewish life: “The Partisans of Vilna” (see New York Times movie review here) is a documentary … Continue reading

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