Frontline: Shtetl

Frontline: Shtetl

Director: Marian Marzynski

Cast: Marian Marzynski

     
 
In commemoration of National Holocaust Remembrance Week in 1996, Frontline presented this intimate story of two Polish-American Jews returning to their family shtetl, or small community, to confront the ghosts of the past. During the Second World War, Bransk, Poland saw the majority of its 2500 Jewish residents shipped to the gas chambers at Treblinka. Producer

Overview

In commemoration of National Holocaust Remembrance Week in 1996, Frontline presented this intimate story of two Polish-American Jews returning to their family shtetl, or small community, to confront the ghosts of the past. During the Second World War, Bransk, Poland saw the majority of its 2500 Jewish residents shipped to the gas chambers at Treblinka. Producer Marian Marzynski, herself a survivor of the Warsaw ghetto, follows her subjects as they re-trace the ground of their youth, visit the restored Jewish cemetery, and confront former Gentile neighbors who stood on both sides of that ultimate moral dilemma. ~ Sarah Welsh, All Movie Guide

Product Details

Release Date:
03/17/2009
UPC:
0783421269194
Original Release:
1996
Source:
Wgbh / Pbs
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
2:55:00
Sales rank:
65,030

Special Features

Closed Caption; More about the filmmaker; Access to the Frontline web site

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Shtetl
1. Introduction [1:10]
2. Visiting Bransk [15:18]
3. Synagogues and Gravestones [17:41]
4. Righteousness and Evil [13:55]
5. "Those Were The Times" [20:03]
6. Last Meeting [6:11]
7. Across America [14:44]
8. From Bransk To Baltimore [2:25]
9. Meeting In Brooklyn [12:41]
10. Visiting Israel [14:37]
11. Return To Bransk [14:05]
12. Hide and Escape [14:34]
13. A Lonely Guardian [13:36]
14. Credits [11:00]

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