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Tzvi Nussbaum: A Boy From Warsaw

A haunting photograph, one of the most famous of the Nazi era, of a young Jewish boy with his hands raised as an SS officer aims his machine gun at him in the Warsaw Ghetto of 1943, provides the interpretive framework for exploring the boy’s history. The boy’s serpentine journey takes him from his birth in Palestine to the events that led to and followed the scene depicted in the picture. The boy survives and eventually emigrates to the New York area where he ends up becoming a physician. The film invites alternate intepretations of the photograph, its pedigree and meaning. Features archival black and white footage and contemporary interviews. (Grades 10 and up). B/W. (50 min.)


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