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The Path to Nuclear Fission - The Story of Lise Meitner and Otto Hahn
The story of two close friends who discovered nuclear fission is told in great detail within the context of both World Wars. This video is as much about role of scientists in political events, social responsibility, and discrimination against women…
I, Dalio - The Dual Identities of French-Jewish Actor Marcel Dalio
The great French actor, Marcel Dalio, had the lead role in Jean Renoir's "The Rules of the Game", and also appeared in Renoir's "Grand Illusion". In both films he played a character who was Jewish, as Dalio was in real…
The Last First Comic - How Burlesque Died and Irv Benson Lived to Tell It!
At age 101, comic Irving Benson stands alone as the oldest living link to an uniquely American art form - Burlesque. For more than half a century, Irv was a "first comic." He was the contemporary of great funny-men like…
Finding Babel - The Story of Russian Author Isaac Babel
This film follows the grandson of famed Russian-Jewish author Isaac Babel as he searches for answers to better understand the enigmatic man he never met. Babel's writings, considered masterpieces of Russian literature, challenged the reality of life under rising Soviet…
Best Boy
Part of the Series: The Best Boy Trilogy - A Family Portrait
Best Boy tells the story of Philip "Philly" Wohl, a 50-year-old mentally retarded man who has spent most of his life living at home with his parents in Queens, NY. Philly is a gentle soul who is greatly loved by…
The Price of Kings: Shimon Peres - The President of Israel
On Friday May 14th 1948 Shimon Peres was with the first Prime Minister of Israel, David Ben Gurion, as he declared Israeli independence. Watching the celebrations afterwards he turned to the young Shimon Peres, future Prime Minister and current President…
Käthe Kollwitz - A Conversation with Hildegard Bachert
In this documentary, Hildegard Bachert generously shares memories of her personal life and reflects on the work of 20th-century German artist Kathe Kollwitz. n 1936 at the age of 15, Jewish-born Hildegard Bachert left Germany for America. Only four years…
Tony Curtis - Driven To Stardom
Trapeze, Spartacus, Sweet Smell of Success, The Boston Strangler, Some Like It Hot. Tony Curtis, the man who influenced Elvis Presley and James Dean, was one of the very first teen idols and one of the last real movie stars.…
My Champion - An Israeli Boxing Champion Competes in America
With the title of "Boxing Champion of Israel" under his belt and a one-way airplane ticket, Merhav Mohar sets his sights on his next challenge. Leaving worried parents, friends, and his only fans behind, he sets off for the bright…
Yalom's Cure - A Guide to Happiness
Bestselling author, popular scholar and existentialist Irvin D. Yalom is one of the most influential living psychotherapists. This cinematic feature is more than a classic biography. Together with Dr. Yalom we traviel in a existential journey through the many layers…
Raquel - A Marked Woman
Raquel's story is from another time, but resonates today. A mother, she was torn from her children and tricked into prostitution. In the early 20th century, thousands of Eastern European Jewish women were lured to Argentina and forced into prostitution.…
Best Man
Part of the Series: The Best Boy Trilogy - A Family Portrait
The second installment in the "Best Boy" trilogy, Best Man, was released in 1997, twenty years after Best Boy. Best Man picks up the thread of Philly's story when he is 70 years old and shows how he has not…
Inside Einstein's Mind
Part of the Series: NOVA
PBS
On November 25th, 1915, Einstein published his greatest work: general relativity. The theory transformed our understanding of nature's laws and the entire history of the cosmos, reaching back to the origin of time itself. Now, in celebration of the 100th…
The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
Academy Award Winner - Best Documentary Short 2014 The Lady in Number 6 is one of the most inspirational and uplifting stories of the year. As the world's oldest pianist and holocaust survivor, 109 year-old Alice Herz Sommer shares her…
Watchers of the Sky
With his provocative question, "why is the killing of a million a lesser crime than the killing of an individual?" Raphael Lemkin changed the course of history. An extraordinary testament to one man's perseverance, the Sundance award-winning film Watchers of…
Shimon's Returns
The documentary shot in Poland, Ukraine and Israel tells the story of Shimon Redlich, a Holocaust survivor who returns to places from his childhood as well as different hiding places in his struggle to survive. A collector of memories and…
Exile
Exile portrays the filmmaker's own compelling journey behind the Iron Curtain to retrace her origins. Beautiful scenery and often haunting music accompanied her sojourn from Czechoslovakia into Prague and Austria where the film captures what it meant to be Jewish…
The Jewish Americans - A Series by David Grubin
PBS
The Jewish Americans is a three-night documentary that explores 350 years of Jewish American history. Written and directed by award-winning filmmaker David Grubin, The Jewish Americans is a journey through time, from the first settlement in 1654 to the present.…
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Ringl and Pit
A captivating portrait of Grete Stern and Ellen Auerbach, two pioneering artists who met in Berlin in 1929 and started the "ringl + pit" studio to do advertising photography. Full of humor and vitality at 88 and 86 years old,…
Bach in Auschwitz
The Auschwitz Orchestra had over 40 members, all Jewish women, all escaping death in the gas chambers because of their musical ability. All were deeply traumatised, and five decades later recall their experiences. The leader of the orchestra was Alma…