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

Format: DVD 2005
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Monroeville Public Library Video DVD 940.5318 P
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Northland Public Library Documentaries DOCUMENTARY 940.5318 P25 (DVD)
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Summary
Skillfully blended songs, newsreels, and archival footage with interviews of over 40 Holocaust survivors to paint an eye-opening portrait of the brave Jewish resistance which staged a sabotage offensive against the Nazis in the Polish city of Vilna.
Co-written by director Josh Waletzky (Image Before My Eyes) and producer Aviva Kempner (The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg), PARTISANS OF VILNA skillfully blends songs, newsreels and archival footage with interviews of over forty Holocaust survivors to paint an eye-opening portrait of the 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. More than just a record of great historical importance, PARTISANS OF VILNA is an intensely stirring and uplifting commemoration of heroes during the darkest of times.
Additional Information
Subjects World War, 1939-1945 -- Jewish resistance -- Lithuania -- Vilnius.
Jews -- Persecutions -- Lithuania -- Vilnius.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Lithuania -- Vilnius.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Lithuania -- Vilnius.
Documentary films.
Publisher [United States] :New Video Group,2005
Edition 20th anniversary collector's ed.
Contributors Waletzky, Josh.
New Video Group.
Audience Not rated.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
Special features: bonus grammy-nominated CD and liner notes in English and Yiddish: Partisans of Vilna: the songs of WWII Jewish Resistance; elaborate study guide with background, glossary, bibliography and key questions for discussion; two separate filmmaker commentaries with director Josh Waletzky and producer Aviva Kempner; exclusive photo gallery; filmmaker biographies.
System Details DVD, region 1; Dolby digital.
Description 1 videodisc (approximately 130 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
ISBN 0767064720
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