In 1905 Russia Tevye the Jewish milkman talks with God about wealth, struggles with 3 of his daughters over choice of a spouse, & suffers the indignity of exile during a pogrom.
Based on a Yiddish story by Sholem Aleichem, this centers on the conflict between the Russian Jewish milkmn Tevya & his daughter Chave’s desire to marry a Gentile.
This is a terrific documentary about the making of Fiddler on the Roof from its origins in Yiddish theater to Broadway and Hollywood. Click the title to read my review.
Director Chris Weitz and scriptwriter Matthew Ortontell the story of the Israeli capture of the Nazi who prompted writer Hannah Arendt’s controversial phrase “the banality of evil.” As played by Sir Ben Kingsley, Adolf Eichmann is more than the faceless bureaucrat devoid of ideology she had depicted, he is part of the unrepentant Nazi community …
When two Orthodox Jews, at the end of WW 2, get off a train at a small Hungarian village & load 2 mysterious boxes in a wagon, the villagers are alarmed and filled with fear and guilt.
During the Nazi era the animal-loving wife of the Warsaw Zookeeper works with her husband & young son in hiding & helping 300 Jews escape from the city.
I have neglected this blog for far too long due to an overcrowded schedule, but I promise to do better from now on. I am prompted to update the blog thanks to Suzy Farbman’s latest GodSigns posting on a new PBS documentary film on the Swedish diplomat who saved so many Jews from death during …
This controversial Holocaust film is worth viewing, and it’s coming to DVD in April. Click the image to read my entire review. (4 out of 5 stars)
Le Chambon is the true story of a courageous French pastor and his village who saved thousands of Jews during the Holocaust. Click the image to read my entire review.
During the Nazi area the villagers at LeChambon, led by Pastor Andre Trocme hid over 5000 Jews, without losing a single one, while they ere passing through.