After a long and difficult struggle, the enemies of free immigration have won a battle.
In 1962, Paul Newman directed his first film but promptly took its name off it. Now, thanks to a Forward investigation — the movie, shot in a Yiddish theater, is back for its long-awaited second look.
Among the offerings at this year’s Berlin Film Festival — ”Menashe,” the first Yiddish language film to premiere at the Berlinale.
“Enter this place, passerby,” Michael Glickman said on January 29, “and meet those who survived the nightmare. Meet them, and learn from them.”
Screams of “Where are my children?” could be heard all over the street.
“It is a mystery why Yiddish theater is so popular. Perhaps the current war has put us in a nervous and philosophical state.”
During a recent trip to Ukraine, I was surprised to find that nearly everyone I met in Odessa had Jewish roots.9
I borrowed the book from my parents, stashed it into my laptop case and begrudgingly cracked it open over Greenland. I couldn’t put it down.
The Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration has, in its database, more than 8,780 sound recordings from the early 20th century both by and about people considered to be “outsiders” in the United States.
In 1923, the cast of “God of Vengeance” was arrested. Here’s the Forward’s original report on that incident.
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