La Cámara Oscura (Skokie)

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Date: August 15 (Wednesday)

Time: 12:15 pm

Location: Skokie Public Library

Petty Auditorium

5215 Oakton Street

Skokie, IL

Some Jews who escaped the Holocaust managed to get into Argentina. However, immigrant families had arrived much earlier, to escape the Russian pogroms. They settled in rural Argentina and became farmers and ranchers. Here, a French photographer comes to take pictures of such a family.

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Film includes poem (in Yiddish) by Eliahu Toker:

Libe, helf mikh ibershprayzn
di fintsternish vos loyert in mir.
Azá umendlikhe nakht vos mikh vart
un kh’guefín nisht kayn kholem in zij.

(Set to music by Marcelo Moguilevsky)

Love, Help me cross the darkness that arises in me.
An endless night ahead and me without dreams.

(Translation by YIVO member Joan Levin)

Photos courtesy of the National Center for Jewish Film at Brandeis University.

 

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