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Image Before My Eyes

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Material Type: 
Films
Publisher: 
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Year: 
1981
Languages: 
English
Description: 

Directed by Joshua Waletzky

This film discusses the history and culture of Polish Jews before the holocaust. It tells of the intellectual and cultural life of the Jews in the Shtetl and in the cities. Throughout the film there are a few different Yiddish songs sung. Among them are a Yiddish version of the prayer 'Modeh Ani,' and the Zionist influenced 'Jews Go Home to Zion.' Additionally, there are a few songs that deal with the hardships of the first World War such as 'Some Little War God Has Made Here.' There is also a love song by a soldier as he left his love for the war as well as a song about the prison camp Jablonna where Jewish Polish soldiers who were accused of treason on the Russian front were sent.

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