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A Storm of Strangers

A rich portrait of the teeming Jewish “ghetto” that was New York’s Lower East Side at the turn of the century.  Narrated by Herschel Bernardi, this classic film uses period photographs to create the fictional story of Manya, a young Jewish woman, whose life is turned around by the tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911.  Manya’s life is the chronicle of a struggle to maintain dignity despite poverty and the determination to enable the next generation to “rise above their origins.” Truly inspiring!

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27  min., #433, B&W, DVD, $29.95

The Road to New York from Eastern Europe
What was it like to leave the only home you’ve ever known to come to America?
This informative video traces the path of nearly one third of all European Jewry from 1880 to 1914 as they left the "old country" for the United States. Life in the shtetl, arrival at Ellis Island, the harsh realities of life on New York‘s Lower East Side as well as the "American Dream" are all clearly explained through the use of slides and detailed narration. Suitable for ages 10 and up.

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ISBN 1-56082-220-1
17 min., #409, B&W, DVD, $29.95


Jewish American Patriots
he Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and the two World Wars are well known to most Americans from elementary school on up. How many people, however, are aware of the fact that since 1654, Jewish Americans have fought right alongside their fellow compatriots for the freedom and justice they all so cherished. Through archival photos and expert testimonials, this documentary traces the heroic acts of such famous Jewish American patriots as Asher Levy, Haym Salomon, Commodore Uriah Phillips Levy and Sgt. Leopold Karpeles. The video also contains interviews with Jewish war veterans, heroes from World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm. The dedication and patriotism of the century old Jewish War Veterans organization is also examined in this fascinating video. 

"...blends film, photography, narration and music effectively, evoking a reflective documentary style."-Intermountain News 

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ISBN 1-56082-178-7
60 min., #413, Color, DVD, $39.95 


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