• Film, Video
    The Tree of Life Catalog Record Only "A woman from Los Angeles tries to come to terms with her father's death by traveling to Italy, the land of his birth, to trace the roots of his family tree. With the help of her feisty 82 year-old aunt (her father's sister), she travels relentlessly from city to city, digging through ancient manuscripts and interviewing a wide range of quirky scholars, to piece ...
    • Date: 2008
  • Film, Video
    ʻOfot ha-ḥol Phoenixes /
    ‏עפות החול‏ ‏Phoenixes /‏ | Phoenixes | Phonixes Catalog Record Only
    "Phoenixes tells the profound and moving stories of seven Shoah survivors who have played a significant role in the development of Israeli society. The contributions of the survivors to modern Israel are invaluable: Israel would not look, sound, taste and feel the way it does without their work. The optimism in the stories of the survivors is palpable, and it provides fresh insight into ...
    • Contributor: Hoenig, Yoram - Gil, Zvi - Teitelbaum, Raul - Shagrir, Micha - Tapuz Communications - Ruth Diskin Films (Firm) - Israel and Judaica Section Video Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2009
  • Film, Video
    A estrela oculta do sertão / Catalog Record Only "For 300 years, rural Catholic communities in Northeastern regions of Brazil have been practicing unique customs in their homes. They light candles on Friday night, circumcise their baby sons, and kill their chickens in particular ways startlingly similar to kosher law. What they don't know is these customs and traditions are reminiscent of their Jewish ancestors who were forced by the Inquisition to convert ...
    • Date: 2005
  • Film, Video
    The last fighters
    ha-Mordim ha-aḥaronim Catalog Record Only
    Features the last six survivors of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto uprising, as they recount the events and their own roles in the mass rebellion of the local Jewish population against the occupying Germans. The film accompanies the six last surviving Warsaw Ghetto uprising fighters, all over eighty years old, between 2003-2006. Kazik Rotem, Masha Futermilch-Gleitman, Pnina Greenspan and Aharon Carmi live in Israel. Brunk ...
    • Date: 2006
  • Film, Video
    The courageous heart of Irena Sendler / Catalog Record Only As a social worker, Irena had access to the Warsaw Ghetto, making it possible for her to rescue the daughter of a Jewish friend and safely hide the young girl with a Catholic family. Realizing that thousands of children were still in danger, Irena recruited sympathetic friends and co-workers to smuggle children out and place them in safe homes, farms and convents. At great ...
    • Date: 2009
  • Film, Video
    Siyur mudrakh ba-Ḥevron
    ‏סיור מודרך בחברון | A guided tour in Hebron / Breaking the Silence | Shovrim shetiḳah Catalog Record Only
    Israeli soldiers discuss the treatment they were ordered to carry out against Palestinians in the West Bank town of Hebron.
    • Date: 2008
  • Film, Video
    Caminhos da memória a trajetória dos judeus em Portugal /
    Paths of memory : Catalog Record Only
    A documentary on present day Jewish families in northeastern Brazil descended from Jews who converted to Catholicism to save their lives during the Inquisition and in many cases preserved Jewish rituals under the guise of Catholicism.
    • Date: 2002
  • Film, Video
    Watermarks /
    Hakoah Lischot Catalog Record Only
    Story of the champion women swimmers of the legendary Vienna sports club Hakoah. Founded in 1909, the club grew into one of Europe's biggest athletic organizations and its women's swim team virtually dominated national competitions in the the 1930s. The club was eventually shut down during Hitler's reign, though all the women managed to escape capture. It combines historical footage and contemporary interviews with ...
    • Date: 2005
  • Film, Video
    Into the arms of strangers : stories of the Kindertransport /
    Stories of the Kindertransport Catalog Record Only
    This documentary focuses on the plight of some 10,000 Jewish children from Germany, Austria, Poland and Czechoslovakia who, for their own safety, were transported out of their homelands in the late 1930s, during the early days of Hitler's repression against Europe's Jews.
    • Date: 2000
  • Film, Video
    León reencuentro Leon, re-encounter /
    Leon, re-encounter Catalog Record Only
    A reencounter with the medieval Jewish history of León, Spain, the remnants of the Jewish quarters of the city, and a discussion of philosopher and mystic Moshe de León.
    • Date: 2006
  • Film, Video
    Keepers of the faith : Canadian Chasidim /
    Canadian Chasidim Catalog Record Only
    Filmed in diverse Chasidic centers, including Montreal, New York, Vancouver, and Bangkok. Presents a depiction of modern Chasidism by focusing on three families and offering both male and female perspectives. Archival footage of the "original rebels of Judaism" shows the journey out of the 18th-century shtetls to the modern day. The Chasidic way of life, including rituals, kosher guidelines, education, dating, and marriage, is ...
    • Date: 2002
  • Film, Video
    Jews of Iran a documentary / Catalog Record Only Documentary on the Jewish community in Iran. Interviews with several Iranian Jews reveal the discrimination that the Jewish community has faced as well as the positive aspects of life in Iran.
    • Date: 2005
  • Film, Video
    Congregation Bina - USA : at the Jewish Museum in New York City, October 17, 1985-February 25, 1986. Catalog Record Only Videorecordings of the concert of Bene Israel liturgical music and of the conference panel about the history of the Jewish community in India.
    • Contributor: Congregation Bina (N.Y.) - Israel and Judaica Section Video Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2000
  • Film, Video
    Delta Jews : Jews in the land of the blues /
    Jews in the land of the blues Catalog Record Only
    For over a century, the Mississippi Delta has been home to a thriving Jewish community. Through the eyes of the few who remain, this video traces the history of the community and its relationship to its white Christian and black neighbors. We meet families who as merchants and farmers have taken on many characteristic speech patterns and social attitudes, yet maintained their traditions, even ...
    • Date: 2001
  • Film, Video
    The third one is on it's [sic] way
    Third one is on its way | Shelishi be-derekh Catalog Record Only
    An Argentinian journalist investigates the 1992 and 1994 bombings of the Israeli Embassy and Jewish Community building in Buenos Aires.
    • Date: 2008
  • Film, Video
    Jewish Steppe / Catalog Record Only Documents the history of a Jewish agrarian commune established on the Crimean steppe in the Soviet Union during the 1920s.
    • Date: 2001
  • Film, Video
    Jud Sü€ /
    Jud Süss | Jew Süss | Jew Suess Catalog Record Only
    This notorious Nazi propaganda historical costume melodrama is based on the Nazi version of the novel of the same title by Lion Feuchtwanger, which is based on the real historical character of Josef Süss Oppenheimer who was a Jewish tax advisor to Karl Alexander during the early 1700s and was publicly executed in Stuttgart for manipulation of state funds.
    • Date: 2008
  • Film, Video
    Go in peace, rain
    Lekh le-shalom geshem Catalog Record Only
    The Film " Go in Peace, Rain " is a journey following the metamorphosis of one Jewish melody, an ancient prayer of parting from the rain - "Who Brings The Dew"- and following its many incarnations [throughout Europe and America] which bring it to its final dramatic stance- to be the anthem of the State of Israel"--Synopsis on Ruth Diskin Marketing & Distribution website.
    • Date: 2007
  • Film, Video
    The Bombay Jews Catalog Record Only "The story of the events which led to the building of the "Gate of Mercy" the first Bene Israel synagogue in Bombay"--Container.
    • Contributor: Latkar, Rajesh - Israel and Judaica Section Video Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2002
  • Film, Video
    Esther's children / Catalog Record Only Chronicles the history of Jews in Iran from the "Book of Esther" to 1996, covering various periods in Iran's history, including the Achaemenian, Safavid, Qajar, and Pahlavi dynasties. The final third of the work concentrates on the contemporary state of Iranian Jews, both in Iran, and in exile. Provides a general view of Jewish Iranian life after the Islamic Revolution of 1979. Also includes ...
    • Date: 2003
  • Film, Video
    About sugarcane and homecoming Catalog Record Only Tells the story of a growing number of people in the North Eastern part of Brazil, on a quest for identity and faith; people born into Catholicism but claiming to be Jewish. They congregate and create a Jewish community that follows traditional Jewish religion and rites, practices Jewish family and communal life, but is not recognized by the worldwide Jewish establishment. They all hold ...
    • Date: 2008
  • Film, Video
    Dead men's secrets. Tracking Nazi gold /
    Tracking Nazi gold Catalog Record Only
    Jewish prisoners lost everything--jewelry, savings, even their gold fillings. This program traces some of the millions of dollars that went missing following the war's end.
    • Date: 2004
  • Film, Video
  • Film, Video
    Desperate hours / Catalog Record Only Focuses on Turkey's role in rescuing Turkish and European Jews from Nazi persecution.
    • Date: 2001
  • Film, Video
    Unzere ḳinder = ha-yiladim shelanu /
    אונזרע קינדער = הילדים שלנו / | ha-Yeladim shelanu Catalog Record Only
    Yiddish with Hebrew subtitles. Source used: label on DVD container. "The restored version was edited by Ya'akov Gross as part of a cooperation effort between: Israel Film Archive - Jerusalem Cinamatheque ; Archives du Film Centre National de la Cinematographie Bois d'Arcy ; Filmoteka Narodowa, Warsaw ; National Center for Jewish Film, Brandeis University." Director, Natan Gros; produced in 1949. Comedians, Shimʻon Dzigan and ...
    • Contributor: Gross, Natan - Dz'igan, Shimʻon - Shumacher, Israel - Gros, Yaʻaḳov. - Israel Film Archive - Sinemaṭeḳ Yerushalayim - National Center for Jewish Film - Lc Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2005