An ambulance, traditionally viewed as a rescue vehicle, becomes filmmaker Janusz
Morgenstern’s symbol for the Nazi horror that destroyed millions of Jews. Though
unable to offer his students physical resistance and protection, a teacher
offers them spiritual resistance. Modeled after the hero Janusz Korczak, the
adult Jew maintains his dignity and comforts his students until the bitter end.
As the children and their teacher are driven away, the viewer is left with their
haunting images. This “discussion starter” video is accompanied by a study
guide by Dr. David Roskies.
9 min., #665, B&W, DVD, $24.95
in the Ashes
"A powerful film, crafted with skill and sensitivity.
The viewer is engulfed from start to finish."
Using testimony of eyewitnesses and recently discovered film footage,
this video explores how Jews in innumerable ways resisted the Nazis.
The voices of those who survived the horrors of the Holocaust, both murderers
and resistance fighters, tell the story that defines the differing dimensions
of Jewish resistance in Europe before and during the War. Produced by the
Ghetto Fighters' House in Israel.
Former President of Israel
90 min., #631, B&W, DVD
Hebrew and Yiddish w/Eng. subtitles, $39.95
you seen the movie "Defiance"? Rare archival footage from Soviet military museums sheds new
light on the story of the Jewish underground, the resistance fighters and
partisans who fought the Nazis while hiding in the forests of Eastern Europe. We
travel deep into these forests to see the Jewish underground's weapons
caches, their hiding places, as well as their escape routes from the ghettos. A
highlight of the film is a
ISBN 1-56082-157-4, DVD
52 min., #641, Color,