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Partisans of Vilna : the untold story of Jewish resistance during World War II

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Partisans of Vilna : the untold story of Jewish resistance during World War II
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Call NumberVideos P
Dates[2005]; ©2005
Statement of Responsibilitydirected and edited by Josh Waletzky.
Creators & ContributorsWaletzky, Josh (director)
Waletzky, Josh (editor)
Kempner, Aviva (producer)
Shneuer, Danny (photographer)
Wallach, Roberta (narrator)
Ciesla Foundation (contributor)
Docu Rama (Firm) (contributor)
Summary"Partisans of Vilna chronicles the amazing endeavors of the Jewish resistance fighters… Partisans of Vilna skillfully blends songs, newsreels and archival footage with interviews of over forty Holocaust survivors to paint an eye-opening portrait of courageous Jewish resistance in Vilna, the capital of Lithuania. Recounting how a commando unit was formed under tremendous risk to conduct sabotage missions against the Nazis, the film explores the moral dilemmas facing the Jewish youth who organized an underground resistance in the Vilna Ghetto and fought as partisans in the woods against the Third Reich." —Container
ContentsCD contents: S'iz geven a zumertog -- Yisrolik -- Unter dayne vayse shtern -- Yid, du partizaner -- Blayene platn -- Itzik vitnberg -- Shtiler, shtiler -- Zemlyanka -- Tsu eyns, tsvey, dray -- Dos meydl fun vald -- Shtil di nakht -- Zog nit keynmol
Physical Description 1 videodisc (130 min.) : sound, colour and black & white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Carrier Typevideodisc (DVD);audiodisc
LanguageEnglish, Hebrew, Subtitles in English.
Publisher[New York] : Docurama ; New Video Group
Distributor[New York] : New Video Group
  • Bonus CD and songbook (10 pages) with lyrics in English and Yiddish: Partisans of Vilna : The Songs of WWII Jewish Resistance
  • Study Guide (29 pages) with historical background and questions for discussion
  • Filmmaker commentaries from director Josh Waletzky and producer Aviva Kemper
  • Exclusive photo gallery
  • Filmmaker biographies and statement
Film originally released 1986; CD ©1999