A Letter to Mother (A Brivele der Mamen)

Date: June 1 (Weds)

Time: 6:00 PM

Where: Harold Washington Library Center

400 South State Street (Chicago Loop)

One of the last Yiddish films made in Poland before the Nazi invasion, this film tells the story of a mother’s persistent struggles to support her three children in pre-war World War II Polish Ukraine. After her family is pulled apart by severe poverty and the turmoil of war, she and her children make their way to New York and turn to the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society for help.

Click HERE to read more about Brivele on the National Center for Jewish Film website.

NOTE: Brivele is one of the films prominently featured in the documentary film Mamadrama (shown at HWLC  in March).

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