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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Dark humor, intrigue in ‘Bye Bye Germany’

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Bye Bye Germany is a touching post WW2 dark comedy about a band of Holocaust camp survivors who become door-to-door salesmen hawking linens to unsuspecting Germans. The 2017 film is currently streaming on Amazon (pay...
The cast of Aaron Sorkin’s “The West Wing.” Credit: Courtesy.

Hollywood’s take on democracy: A watchlist for US election day

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With the advent of one of the most fateful presidential elections in U.S. history, Israel Hayom offers readers a curated list of some of the best election-themed films and television series to binge until the exit...

Film documents Skokie’s resistance to Neo-Nazis

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Eli Adler is the creator, co-director, narrator and one of the protagonists in the 2015 documentary film Surviving Skokie,” now streaming on Amazon. Adler remembers his youth in Skokie, Illinois – “we lived on the...

Jewish Refugees Return to Fight Hitler

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About Face: Jewish Refugees in the Armed Forces, a 2020 documentary, is now streaming on Amazon. The film documents the thought-provoking WWII story of young Jewish men and women who escaped certain death at...

Film Review: Harry Chapin: When in Doubt, Do Something

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–I was lucky to be able to watch the film Harry Chapin: When in Doubt, Do Something at the San Diego International Film Festival’s outdoor drive-in movie experience. Although it didn’t win any official awards at...

Movie Review: The Photographer of Mauthausen

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The Photographer of Mauthausen (TPOM), available on Netflix, is a Spanish film directed by Mar Targarona. The film is written by Roger Danès and Alfred Pérez Fargas. It is based on the true story of Francesc...

Jewish woman saved 984 Jews at the end of WWII

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Haven  depicts the true and memorable story about the war life of Ruth Gruber who was Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes. She personally escorted and helped 984 Jewish refugees...

‘Crip Camp’ Espouses Jewish Values

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I recently watched the documentary Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution on Netlix. It begins in 1971 at Camp Jened, a summer camp in the Catskills for people with disabilities such as blindness, spina bifida, cerebral palsy,...
Image from the film “Hidden,” about Jewish children who survived World War II and the Holocaust. Credit: The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus.

Holocaust center to present Tisha B’Av film screening, survivor interview

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The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus in Farmington Hills, Mich., will hold a virtual event and film screening of the documentary “Hidden” on July 30, along with an interview with Holocaust survivor Miriam Ferber. The event is timed...
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous will air one of its award-winning documentaries highlighting Righteous Gentiles who saved Jews during World War II and the Holocaust from July 27 to Aug. 31, 2020. Source: JFR Facebook.

Online movie series to feature rescuers and rescued during years of Holocaust

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The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) is launching a Monday-night movie series, from July 27 to Aug. 21, each week airing one of its award-winning documentaries that highlight Righteous Gentiles who saved Jews...