Frontline: Shtetl

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 ...
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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
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Special Features

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

  • Release Date: 3/17/2009
  • UPC: 783421269194
  • Original Release: 1996
  • Source: Wgbh / Pbs
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:55:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 48,527

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Marian Marzynski Director, Producer
David Fanning Executive Producer
Slawomir Grunberg Cinematographer
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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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Disc #1 -- Shtetl
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   Scene Selection
   Features
      About the Filmmaker
      Other Products Of Interest
      DVD-ROM Features
   Accessibility Options
      Closed Captions
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