120 minutes – Tuesday, PM2 into PM3
Song of the Lodz Ghetto, the recent feature-length documentary by David Kaufman, is a comprehensive historical account of Poland’s “first and last” Jewish ghetto, which existed from early 1940 until August 1944. With an emphasis on music, the film is built around a concert of ghetto songs performed by the renowned Jewish music group, Brave Old World. The film focuses on the lives of two historical figures: the Ghetto’s beloved and popular street-singer, Yankele Herszkowicz, and the despotic, Nazi-appointed Jewish leader of the ghetto, Chaim Rumkowski. Director David Kaufman will introduce the film and answer questions afterwards together with Michael Alpert.