Catalogue Number: KUP003
Producer: Jack Kuper
Producers: Jack Kuper
Directors: Kuper, Jack
Producing Agencies: Kuper Productions Ltd.
Subject: Arts, Biography, Canadian World Studies, Documentary, History, Holocaust, Jewish Studies, Social Sciences, World History
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 1995
Running Time: 23:17
Elderly Canadian folk artist, Mayer Kirshenblatt recounts the story behind his paintings which evoke his childhood in a Polish shtetl. His words and images recreate the sights, sounds and smells of life, the beliefs and rituals of the small town Jewish communities which once thrived throughout Europe, but which were obliterated, along with the six million, in WWII. Much has been recorded about how the shtetl Jews perished. This program remembers them for the way they lived.
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