This film is a docu-drama about a young holocaust survivor in the children's village of Ben-Shemen. At around the half hour mark there is a Shabbat dinner ceremony in which the children and the adults sing Louis Lewandowski's version of Lecha Dodi, a tune that brings solace and calm to the film's protagonist.
This film is one of the first Hollywood films to deal with the Holocaust and starts cantor and star of the Yiddish cinema Moyshe Oysher in his only English language role. It is about a cantor who is a holocaust survivor with traumatic amnesia and who can only sing when he is inebriated.
Film include footage shot in the historic Levetzow Synagogue in Berlin that was razed shortly thereafter.
This semi-documentary film (and Poland’s last Yiddish feature) features the comedy duo Szymon Dzigan and Israel Shumacher who had recently returned from the Soviet Union, and Jewish children who had survived the Holocaust.
This website is dedicated to the preservation, performance, and research of the music written by composers who perished during the Holocaust, with a special emphasis on those in Theresienstadt. Includes information about the foundation's research activities, archives, and educational programs, as well as a calendar of upcoming musical performances. (Description found on US Holocaust Memorial Website; Music, Web Resources)