Thursday, April 16, 2009

Archival Footage of the Children's Home in Otwock

Yad Vashem, "the Jewish people’s living memorial to the Holocaust" just posted this touching film of the Children's Home in Otwock, Poland, circa 1946.

From the Yad Vashem website...
"This original footage contains scenes of children playing and performing in the children’s home in Otwock. The songs are in Yiddish and Hebrew. In addition, the footage contains two professional performances put on in the home - a rendition of the dance “Reb Elimelech” by the dancers Yehudit Berg and Felix Fiebich and a performance of a song from the Vilna Ghetto, "Tsu Eins Zwei Drei", by Fania Rubina.

The footage is excerpted from the film Mir Lebengeblibene (We the Living Remnant), originally produced by Shaul Goskind and Nathan Gross in 1946-47. Yaakov Gross recently released the film again along with Hebrew subtitles. For more information about obtaining a copy of the film, please contact Yad Vashem."
Hat tip to a member of the Klezmershack Mailinglist for participating in Yad Vashem and letting us know about the video.

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