The true story of how 2 Dutch brothers, both bankers, managed to fool the Nazis & finance the resistance during WW 2.
This TV film is based on a real life German countess living in Berlin who loves a Jewish writer and helped save 60 Jews from Nazi deportation during WW 2.
A working-class German couple during WW 2 write & distribute around Berlin almost 300 postcard denouncing Hitler and the war–and pay the penalty for their protest.
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 …