Documentary. 28 min.
Beer Sheva's chamber orchestra is comprised primarily of Russian Jewish immigrants. The film documents the establishment of the orchestra, the attitudes of citizens of Beer Sheva and the feelings of the musicians about their new life in Israel.
Documentary about Zionism from its inception in 1897 to the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948.
Creator and script writer: Yigal Lossin
Producer: Ya’akov Eisenman
Narrator: Ian McKellen
Music: Shem-Tov Levy
3 videodiscs (ca. 420 min.)
Part VII (disc no. 3): A nation reborn (1947-1948)
Retrieved from: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Research: Bibliographies Illustrates the effect of Nazi policies on German musical culture by exploring the lives of musicians in the Third Reich, from little-known musicians in local orchestras to major composers and performers. Reviews the use of music as a propaganda tool in schools and civic organizations. Includes extensive endnotes and an index.
Retrieved from: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Research: Bibliographies Tells the story of the author’s parents, who met as performers in the Jewish Culture Association ("Jdische Kulturbund") orchestra in Frankfurt. Describes the activities of the Kulturbund in the face of rising Nazi antagonism throughout the 1930s, and the decision by the author’s father to return from Sweden to Germany in 1936 to be with the woman who would later be his wife.
Retrieved from: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Research: Bibliographies Describes the use of music broadcasts and recordings as propaganda tools in the Third Reich. Traces the history of Charlie and His Orchestra, a swing group formed by the Nazi propaganda ministry to influence the general public in England and the United States. Includes a CD of propaganda broadcasts and music.