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Klezmer on Fish Street

  • Release Date: Apr 16, 2004
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 26 min.
  • Genres: Culture & Society, Race & Ethnicity, Religions & Belief Systems, Sociology
  • Director:Yale Strom

Synopsis

Poland was once a hub of European Jewish culture, and in recent years, the nation has witnessed a rebirth of interest in Jewish music and art, as well as increased awareness of the issues and legacy of the Holocaust. But, while a new generation of Poles have embraced klezmer, the upbeat Yiddish folk-dance music often called "Jewish jazz," the fact is that, in the wake of the Axis pogroms of World War II and continued immigration, there are precious few Jews still remaining in Poland, and the few who...more

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