Treasures of Yiddish cinema

Mir kumen on - Dibuk - Tevya the milkman - Lang iz der weg

The Halphen media library of the EIJM just acquired this 4 DVD boxset, which is now available for consultation. Over 10 h of history and films in Yiddish.

Yiddish is a language, a melody, a song that we almost no longer hear. Yiddish cinema, it’s around 100 movies for a Jewish living audience or coming from Eastern Europe, filmed essentially in Poland, Russia or the United States between 1930 and 1950. A vanished world, that disappeared with its spectators more than half a century ago. Among these invisible movies, 4 titles are emblematic: Mir Kumen On, We arrive (1936), Dybuk(1937), Tevya the Milkman (1939) and Lang iz der weg, The Path is Long (1949).

These movies have been restored for the images to live again, and hear once again the words, sounds and backgrounds of a world which lost its voice. In these precious testimonies, some will recognize images of a youth, ties with told origins, flashes of life with people we did not know. These movies are a journey in time, often produced with small means and in terrible circumstances… but they are there. Simple. Sincere. Four great movies, some invisible short films, and children laughs. Simply a tiny moment of eternity

Order the boxset online
Consult the record on our online catalog RACHEL

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