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The Resource A day in the Warsaw Ghetto, by Jack Kuper and Mike Kirby, (electronic resource)

A day in the Warsaw Ghetto, by Jack Kuper and Mike Kirby, (electronic resource)

Label
A day in the Warsaw Ghetto
Title
A day in the Warsaw Ghetto
Statement of responsibility
by Jack Kuper and Mike Kirby
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
No collection of films on the Holocaust can be considered complete without this haunting visual record of the infamous Warsaw Ghetto. One will never know why Wehrmacht Sergeant Heinz Joest decided to celebrate his 43rd birthday in 1941 by illegally photographing inside the ghetto, or why he kept the pictures hidden for some forty years until he knew he was dying. But this German soldier s images of the misery, and also the spirit, of its doomed inhabitants form the core of Jack Kuper s extraordinary portrayal of humanity in a nightmare situation. The filmmaker, himself a Holocaust survivor, has done a masterful job combining Joest s pictures with a multi-voiced dramatic narration taken from hidden ghetto diaries. Yiddish songs, klezmer music, sound effects and skillful camera work heighten the impact. Stark images show life behind the ghetto walls. There are beggars with imploring grins, peddlers hawking arm-bands, scruffy urchins, emaciated musicians, and the occasional nattily dressed resident, probably a recent arrival. Though they live in unbearable circumstances, it is apparent that the people have not been completely stripped of their culture and identity. Illegal schools and prayer groups co-exist with disease and hunger. The diaries reveal a chord of humor running through the despair. A Day in the Warsaw Ghetto gives reality to an almost incomprehensible evil
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kuper, Jack
Language note
English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kirby, Michael
Runtime
30
Series statement
World history in video
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Warsaw (Poland)
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
A day in the Warsaw Ghetto, by Jack Kuper and Mike Kirby, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?WHIV;1649674
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Previously released on DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed Sept. 1, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1649674/whiv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (30 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a213049
  • (OCoLC)767805903
Video recording format
other
Label
A day in the Warsaw Ghetto, by Jack Kuper and Mike Kirby, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?WHIV;1649674
Publication
Note
  • Previously released on DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed Sept. 1, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1649674/whiv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (30 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a213049
  • (OCoLC)767805903
Video recording format
other

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