Holocaust Museum to screen restored Yiddish film

The next film in the Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg Sunday Afternoon Film Series will be the St. Louis premiere of “A Brivele der Mamen” (A Letter to Mother), screening at 1 p.m. Nov. 26 in the Holocaust Museum’s theater at the Jewish Federation building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive.

Released in September 1939, this tale of family disintegration and poverty serves as a metaphor for the displacements European Jewry faced at that time. One of the last Yiddish films made in Poland before the Nazi invasion, the film tells the story of a mother’s persistence in supporting her family in pre-World War I Polish Ukraine and the family’s eventual immigration to the United States in search of a brighter future. This film, directed by Joseph Green, will screen in Yiddish with English subtitles, with a running time of 106 minutes.

Introductory remarks and a post screening discussion will be facilitated by Diane Everman, archivist and curator of the exhibition, “Untold Sacrifices: The St. Louis Jewish Community in the Great War.” 

The film is free and open to the public, although RSVPs are required. For more information, call 314-442-3711 or email [email protected] or visit http://bit.ly/HMLC-films.