Jewish Life in Cracow from the archives of The National Center for Jewish Film DVD
Focusing on Cracow’s Jewish quarter, this film intermingles old and new, using music to enhance the images. Streetcars share tree-lined streets with horse-drawn carriages; people conduct business under umbrella-covered markets and arcaded market halls; parks and schoolyards host sports, games and animated discussions. Scenes of the famous Remu Synagogue and the Alte Shul, an orphanage, a hospital, the Jewish Community Council and several schools convey the vitality of this age-old Jewish community.
1939, Poland, 10 minutes
B&W Yiddish with complete new English subtitles
Produced by Yitzhak Goskin
Text and Narration by Asher Lerner
Photography by V. Kazimierczak