Members of the Israeli artistic and music communities, including Shlomo Artzi ans Shmuel Vilozhni, discuss being children of Holocaust survivors.
Return to Life
This film, by the Museum of the Diaspora, shows the efforts of survivors to rebuild their lives after the war.
A 1997 video by Ira Levin who returned to Israel to find out what became of a group of survivors who were part of the Aliyah Bet, the clandestine movement of people to Palestine.
Long Is The Road
A 1948 film made by and about Jewish displaced persons at Camp Landsberg, the largest Jewish DP camp in Bavaria. The film followa a Polish Jew and his family from pre-war Warsaw through the horrors of Auschwitz to the frustrations…
The Wooden Gun
Set in the tense atmosphere of Tel Aviv of the 1950’s, this film focuses on two rival groups of preteens whose behavior – motivated by their interpretations od heroism, nationalism, and friendship – raises hard questions. Portrayed are Sabraz (native-born…
A heartwarming story filled with humor, romance, and satire that stars Haim Topol as Sallah, a new immigrant to Israel who arrives with his large family from the Orient. When he arrives in a ramshackle transit camp, he decides to…
Noa at 17
The year is 1951 in Israel. Noa, a teenager, struggles for personal autonomy as an ideological debate over the future of kibbutz socialism tears her family apart. This sophisticated allegory penetrates the very essence of the bond that fused the…
Because Of That War
A musical journey from hate to hope, this film features two of Israel’s leadinf rock musicians, Yehuda Poliker and Ya’akov Gilad, children of Holocaust survivors. This film is an extraordinary look at what happens when two generations, haunted by their…
An aggressively funny coming of age story set in a remote industrial Israeli town sometime in the future. The film centers on a teenage clairvoyant named Claire who causes strange things to happen at school and in the town. She…
A gentle comedic look at the early idealistic Kibbutz society and the difficulty three Marxist friends have in attempting to adapt to modern changes. The men are profoundly shocked when a newspaper reports Khrushev’s exposure of Stalin as a monster.