The Yiddish Cinema

This is a project of Chantal Catherine Michel (Ph D dissertation on social upward mobility in Yiddish Cinema and the conflict between Jewish identity and assimilation - Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin, Germany).

From the website: "Yiddish Cinema includes all films in Yiddish language that have been produced primarily for a Jewish, Yiddish-speaking, audience between 1911 and approx. 1950 in Eastern Europe and the U.S.

Yiddish films are set mainly either in the Eastern European shtetl or in the Lower East Side or both. They focus on the life of the Eastern European Jewry in the first half of the 20th century and the major issue of that time: immigration to America, the goldene medine, and the problems, dreams, hopes, fears connected to it.

This website tries to gather all sort of information about Yiddish Cinema: Some articles on Yiddish Cinema, lists of the Yiddish silent and sound films, a bibliography of books and articles on Yiddish cinema, theatre, music, (Eastern European) Jewish culture and history, as well as
links to other websites of Yiddish/Jewish interest."