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The Forgotten Refugees: a film about the mass exodus of Jews from Arab countries and Iran in the 20th century

"The Forgotten Refugees explores the history and destruction of Middle Eastern and North African Jewish communities, some of which had existed for over 2,500 years. Employing extensive testimony of survivors from Egypt, Yemen, Libya, Iraq and Iran, the film recounts the stories--of joy and of suffering--that nearly a million individuals have carried with them for so long. Segments on the contributions of Middle Eastern Jews to politics, business and music, testify to the enormously rich cultures which fleeing Jews left behind. The film weaves personal stories with dramatic archival footage of rescue missions, historic images of exodus and resettlement, and analysis by contemporary scholars, to tell the story of how and why the Arab world's Jewish population declined from one million in 1945 to several thousand today"

DS135 .A68 F684 2005


The Inner Tour: a journey through Israel in 7 chapters

A group of Palestinian tourists take a three-day sightseeing trip to Israel.

DS113.7 .I564 2004

Jewish Life in Vilna

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.

DS135 .L52 V5557 2005

Jewish Life in Cracow

Documents the commercial, industrial and cultural institutions of the Jewish community in pre-World War II Kraków.

DS135 .P62 K735 2005

Jewish Life in Lwow

Now known as L'vov, in Ukraine, this city is shown as it was in early 1939, the Polish City of Lwow. Focuses on the Jews, one third of the population in 1939, their institutions, and their way of life.

DS135 .U42 L854 1991

Jewish Life in Bialystok

Documents the commercial, industrial and cultural center of Białystok, Poland emphasizing the city's 200-year-old Jewish community.

DS135 .P62 B535 2005

A Day in Warsaw

Originally produced as a motion picture by Sektor Films, Warsaw, Poland, 1938.  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. 

DS135 .P62 W265 1991