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From Shtetl to Swing

Material Type: 
Films
Publisher: 
Ideal Audiences, Paris
Place of Publication: 
France / USA
Year: 
2005
Type of Recording: 
Commercial Recording
Media: 
DVD
Languages: 
English
Yiddish
Country / Area: 
North America
Description: 

Documentary. Between 1880 and 1924, 2.5 million Jews fled persecution in Russia and Eastern Europe and arrived in the land of milk and honey...America. Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Benny Goodman, Eddie Cantor, Al Jolson, Fanny Brice, Sophie Tucker and many others from the first and second generation of Jewish immigrants, combined their Jewish heritage with the African-American Jazz style, and changed the cultural face of their newly adopted homeland.
Director: Fabienne Rousseau-Lenoir, 58 min.

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