Focusing on Cracow’s Jewish quarter, this film intermingles old and new, using music to enhance the images. Streetcars share tree-lined streets with horse-drawn carriages; people conduct business under umbrella-covered markets and arcaded market halls; parks and schoolyards host sports, games and animated discussions. Scenes of the famous Remu Synagogue and the Alte Shul, an orphanage, a hospital, the Jewish Community Council and several schools convey the vitality of this age-old Jewish community.
1939, Poland, 10 minutes
B&W Yiddish with complete new English subtitles
Produced by Yitzhak Goskin
Text and Narration by Asher Lerner
Photography by V. Kazimierczak
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