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Interviews with local Jewish people, nice
landscapes, old streets, synagogues, cemeteries by Aleksandrs Feigmanis,
with English sound track/comments, in NTSC or PAL per your choice, 45
min. each ready
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Come with me and see the cemeteries and
synagogues of Jurbarkas,
Kaunas and Pokrojis. Watch and listen to interviews with leaders
of the Jewish communities in Kovno and Birzh. See views of
the streets and meetings with other local Jewish people.
This recording includes a video
chronicle of the July 1, 1941, Nazi entrance into Riga. 1999
views of a group of UK tourists visiting the Riga
Holocaust site and Jewish school. Conversation with a rabbi. A
visit to the seaport town of Ventspils and meeting with members
of that community. Views of the synagogue and old cemetery.
There is a visit to Ludza with Dr. Kovnat of New Mexico where he
met with the Levin family. We searched for Dr. Kovnat's fathers
house. You will see the small picturesque synagogue and the
cemetery. Then we visit Vilnius including the Jewish Museum,
local Jewish people, streets of the ghetto, the monument to Gaon,
panorama of the town. Very good quality of picture and sound.
archives in Kaunas, then terrible Nazi prison 9th
forth . See the cemetery in Shavlyan, old synagogues in Shavel,
Joniskis, Taurage. Jewish cemetery and famous Yeshiva in Telsiai,
listen the interview with the leader of community in Yiddish.
Leckava- the cemetery and the town. Bauska- views of the old
town and the exhibition “Jews in Bauska” in local Museum.
Dankere (Gostini, Glazmanka)
See this small
legendary shtetl covered by snow in dreaming mist. Jewish homes
from XIX century, school, site of synagogue, church, the
cemetery in pine forest, landscapes of the region.
|5.) Jewish Riga
Visit the capital
of Latvia, the metropolis with the population of 800 000
inhabitants. Old Jewish cemetery, ghetto area of 1941-1943,
Jewish quarter of 1870-1941, Jewish craftsmen school and
gymnasium, monument of Big Choral synagogue. Let enter to the
acting synagogue and meet the rabbi Arye Becker. The teaching
video which arise thinking about the past and today of Jewish
One of my best
videos. All Jewish sightseeing of Pikeliai in Lithuania and of
Saldus/Frauenburg in Kurland province of Latvia in bright colors
and melodic Yiddish songs.
Old wooden buildings, the
synagogue, the cemetery, local catholic church, the interviews
with local inhabitants, old pictures and Jewish music.
Another name of
this video “ Beautifull Kurland”. The most nice cities of the
Kurland province filmed during Latvian golden autumn. You never
forget this video- enjoy nice landscapes, walk on cozy streets
of Tukums, Jelgava and Kuldiga, see synagogues and 200 years old
|9.) Jewish Daugavpils (Dvinsk)
Welcome in Dvinsk
by sunny day of winter! In the company of local historian, WW2
veteran , one of those who take Berlin in 1945, 80-years old
Zalman Jacub see the houses where lived famous stage manager
Mihoels-Vovsi and Chassidic sage Rogatchover gaon, join the
minyan of praying Jews in current synagogue of Dvinsk. See
streets of Griva where in 1865 born the rabbi Abraham Kook.
Only one Jew who
still lives in Birzai Mr. Sheptel Melamed show the cemetery,
heder building, the synagogue. Jewish artifacts in Birzai
Museum, the Yiddish inscription on the building of former asylum
for poor people, views of the old streets.
Local 80 years old
teacher, Lithuanian lady, remember the Jews of Akmiane before
ww2 and during Holocaust. The tombstones of old cemetery, the
site of synagogue, whole wood buildings. Ghetto area, current
inhabitants of the town.
(Jakobstadt) and Krustpil (Kreitzburg) (338KB)
castle of baron Korff, destroyed cemetery, former Jewish shops
and houses. Jekabpils: Old town, inscriptions and nice
engravings of lions and birds on the 150 years old tombstones.
The diary of 4
days long bike trip. Exciting video documentary for those who
love romantic and teaching travels. Meet and spoke with Jews of
Dvinsk in the yard of synagogue, look at graves of Rogatchover
gaon and rabbi Meir Simcha Katz-Kagan. Nice landscapes near
Vishki, the site of synagogue and the cemetery surrounded of
the wheat field. See the cemeteries and synagogues in Preili,
Riebini and Rezekne, Jewish homes and peasant farms, hear
interview with the leader of Rezekne community.
at the sunny evening of October 1998, Jewish quarter at night.
Enter to the home of Veisman family. Then came to Karsava: site
where the synagogue was, the cemetery, old Jewish houses. Again
Rezekne: synagogue, old quarter. Very recommended.
Golden autumn in
Kraslava, probably the nicest small town in Latvia. Enjoy the
world of quiet little shtetl as from Marc Shagall painting: one
floor wooden houses, synagogue, cemetery on the bank of quick
river. See the home where world famous sculpture Naum Aronson
has been born. Discover daily life of local Jews in the
interview with Arkady Raichlin. Holocaust memorial. Excellent
quality of picture and sound.
Few tourists from
abroad visit this pretty town in 250 km from Riga on the hills
along large lake. You have this exclusive possibility to admire
the local landscapes, church and synagogue, cemetery and old
Piltene is the
town where Jews first settled in Latvia in the start of XVI
century. See the ruins of Old castle of local bishop, the site
where the synagogue was, the cemetery where the oldest remaining
tombstone date back to 1760.
|18.) Gostini-Jaunjelgava (Friedrichstadt)-Ilukste-Kraziai-Luoke
Sunny day of May
in Gostini. Dr.Howard Epstein and his son Daniel from Atlanta,
Georgia arrived to Gostini/Dankere/Glazmanka for to say kaddish
at the grave of their grand and gr.grand-mother Chaya Vichna
Genchel died in 1909. Then they came to Jaunjelgava for to look
at the old streets, dwelling houses and the cemetery. Ilukste:
Holocaust site and the old part of the town. From Latvia- to
Lithuania- old picturesque cemetery, the synagogue. Visiting
Luoke enjoy nostalgic music, the cemetery, the cobbled streets,
see the site of the synagogue.
|19.) Liepaja (Libau)-Vilnius-Gargzdai (Gorzhd)-Klaipeda (Memel)
From amber town,
windy sea-port Libau came to Lithuanian capital Vilnius, see
Jewish sites of Gargzdai, from there came to Baltic sea town
sea-port, through which 500,000 Russian Jews started their way
to USA, South Africa, Western Europe and Eretz Isroel. Lovely
old buildings, the interview with the leader of local Jewish
community in perfect English and with Holocaust survivor Mrs.
Zivtson in Yiddish and German. The cemetery, the sea.
Very unique wooden
synagogue of Laukuva and stoned of Shilel, old buildings, Jewish
was populated with 2000 Jews in 1897. See the market place, the
cemetery and other Jewish sites.
The town had a
very pro-Zionist community before WW2. The cemetery, Holocaust
memorial and old buildings still remain.
|24.) Zemaiciu Naumestis
Z.N. was on the
border with Germany (East Prussia) before WW2. This video
includes visits to the market place, Jewish shops, old cobbled
streets, cemetery and the Holocaust memorial.
This town, located
mid-way between Riga and Vilnius numbered 300 Jews before WW1.
Come see the synagogue, the shtetl, and the nice rural
landscapes of the area.
Bialystok, is the
home town of Itzhak Shamir and Esperanto creator Ludvic
Zamenhoff. This is where the pogrom of 1905 took place and the
ghetto insurrection of 1943. See the olld cemeteries, factories,
synagogues and monuments.
About 3,500 Jews lived in Knyszin in 1897.
The old Jewish cemetery and Jewish houses still remain. In 1897
about 98% of the population of Trzcianne was Jewish. If you have
not visited this place in Poland you really should see this very
Listen to the old
anecdote: “Half of the population of Bobruisk are Jews.- What
about another half?- Another half are Jewish women.” If Minsk is
the official capital of Belarus Bobruisk is famous as the
former Jewish capita. See the cemetery of Bobruisk, the
synagogues, schools, local market and Jewish community center.
In Minsk see the old Jewish quarter and visit the Jewish Museum.
The life in Belarus is different not only
from the life in Western countries, but also from any country of
the region. Belarus is a true relic of the former USSR:
authoritarian political regime and major social guarantees such
as free education and health system. Discover the past and the
present of the Jewish community , see synagogues and cemeteries,
JCC and world-famous building which housed the former yeshiva of
|30.) Old Film
Chronicle from Latvia and Lithuania 1910-1946. (preview not
Includes 1910 Nicholas II visit
to Latvia, Kaunas in 1926, Riga in 1920s and 1930s, Nazi troops
in battles with Soviet Army in Liepaja in 1941, Holocaust in
Liepaja, German troops enter in Riga July 1, 1941, synagogues of
Riga in fire and Jews are beaten on the streets. Trial of Nazi
criminals in Riga in 1946. On DVD.
color, with English commentaries on DVD (preview not
cemetery of Suvalki and old streets of this Polish town. Then
came to nice town Bakalarzevo and look at Jewish sites and nice
landscapes. Then go to another country: Belarus. See big
synagogue and majestic old Jewish cemetery on the high hill.
Enjoy old streets and Jewish sites of Grodno.
GRODNO-MOSTI-PESKI-VOLKOVYSK-GRODNO, 45 minutes, color, with
English commentaries, on DVD (preview not available)
Admire big and
white synagogue of Grodno build in XVI century and reconstructed
100 years ago. Came to small belorussian towns Peski. From there
came to Volkovysk and see Jewish cemetery of the town. In this
video inserted many old pictures of belorussian towns,
escpecially of Volkovysk and Grodno.
33.) TALSEN (Talsi),
45 minutes, color, with English commentaries, on DVD (preview
is one of the nicest towns in all of Kurland province and
Latvia. See Jewish shops of the Glaser, Karp and Braun families.
See cozy streets, monuments to 1905 revolution, cemetery with
the graves of relatives of US actor Melvyn Davis (Hesselberg).
This DVD also contains many pictures of Talsen from 1900 to