Belarus SIG #Belarus Six more short films that may be of interest to you.... #belarus


There are now a total of ten short films of Tomek Wisniewski being shown at
the Museum of Family History. I have announced four so far, and six new ones
are ready for you to view. Most of them have interesting instrumental music
to go along with the film's scenes.

These new films include:

1. Of Bialystok, Poland:
--"The Kaufman Brothers", one of whom was Boris Kaufman, the
cinematographer for "Twelve Angry Men" and others. The brothers were all
natives of Bialystok.
--"A Yiddish Song in Bialystok." A large group gathers in Bialystok in
1940 to hear a couple sing what seems to be a Yiddish song. Can anyone
identify the song by name? If so, please contact me privately. More films of
Bialystok are to come, including a film about the Warner Brothers (also >from

2. Of Zabludow, Poland:
--Two films of the Zabludow Synagogue, scans of photos of the interior
and exterior of the synagogue, cir 1927.

3. Of Kossovo, Belarus (pre-1939, Kosow Poleski, Poland):
--"Berteza Kartuzka: The Street That is No More, 1916"

4. Of Minsk, Belarus:
--"Jewish Minsk." While watching this film, you can imagine you are
walking or in a horse and buggy down the streets of Minsk as Tomek scans
across a few of his very old photographs of Minsk. Also photographs of the
synagogue complex and the Choral Synagogue.

You can access these films, as well as the previous films announced, on the
webpage I've created listing Tomek Wisniewski's films at .

Steven Lasky

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