Jewish Life in Vilna from the archives of The National Center for Jewish Film
This rare film document captures the spirit of Jewish life in pre-World War II Vilna. Lively narration and music accompany film sequences of people engaged in the rituals and realities of daily existence at work, at play, in the synagogue, and in school. Vilna’s famous landmarks—the Strashun Library, Shnipeshiker Cemetery and the YIVO Institute—are among the film’s highlights.
Produced by Yitzhak Goskin
Text and Narration by Asher Lerner
Photography by V. Kazimierczak
Running Time: 10 minutes
B&W Yiddish with complete new English subtitles