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‘A Yiddish World Remembered’ to screen at Holocaust Museum

Sun. July 29, 2 pm in the Holocaust Museum Theatre

The Holocaust Museum and Learning Center will screen a special film, commemorating Tisha B’Av, the ninth day of the Jewish month of Av, on Sunday, July 29, 2 p.m. in the HMLC theatre, Jewish Federation Kopolow Building. This date in the Hebrew calendar marks the destruction of both the first and second temples in Jerusalem, and several other tragic events in Jewish history.

Narrated by Elliott Gould, A Yiddish World Remembered, uses original archival footage, vintage photographs, traditional cantorial and klezmer music to recall the all but vanished life that existed in Eastern Europe before World War II. Once vibrant shtetl life comes alive again through this documentation and the personal recollections of the few remaining individuals. They share their compelling stories about life in these poor but close knit communities.

Written, produced and directed by Andrew Goldberg, A Yiddish World Remembered is in English and has a running time of 60 minutes.

Rabbi Ze’ev Smason of Nusach Hari-B’nai Zion Congregation will lead a discussion following the screening. This program is free of charge and open to the public. For information please call 442-3714 or email

The St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center is a department of Jewish Federation of St. Louis.