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A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

From the poster for The Meaning of Hitler.

Documentary review: ‘The Meaning of Hitler’ is obvious and elusive — and worrying

MICHAEL FOX , The Jewish News of Northern California August 11, 2021

Contrary to what one might expect, the central question raised by the all-over-the-map documentary “The Meaning of Hitler” is not “Can Hitler happen here, and now?” That was an interesting premise for academic debate in 1966. Not today. The...

Steven Spielberg

A 1998 Spielberg-produced Holocaust documentary will be streamed on Netflix

Shira Hanau April 23, 2021

(JTA) — An Oscar-winning documentary about the experience of Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust that was produced by Steven Spielberg will be made available for streaming on Netflix. “The Last Days” will be remastered from the original 35 mm...

Kay Wilson

Terror attack survivor to visit St. Louis, share her story

By Eric Berger, Associate Editor November 14, 2019

Kay Wilson used to lead tours around Israel but now travels around the world to tell her own story. She does so despite having to wear earplugs when she is in loud places to avoid triggering symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and needing to rest...

At left, Maria Karnilova, Tanya Everett, Zero Mostel, Julia Migenes and Joanna Merlin are shown backstage on the opening night of Fiddler on the Roof on Sept. 22, 1964. Above, the Imperial Theater in 1964. Photo: Associated Press/Courtesy of Roadside Attractions and Samuel Goldwyn Films

Documentary explores the miracle that created ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

By Cate Marquis, Special to the Jewish Light September 6, 2019

The delightful documentary “Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles”  actually begins with a fiddler on a roof, but not the one we expect to see. A violinist in a tuxedo, seated on a New York rooftop garden, plays the familiar opening tune from the beloved...

Sonia Warshawski (left) and her granddaughter (and filmmaker) Leah Warshawski stand outsidae the Capitol in Washington, D.C., in April 2018 for Holocaust Remembrance Day. Members of Congress watched Leah’s documentary ‘Big Sonia’ at the Capitol on April 12.

Former St. Louisan’s film about Holocaust survivor grandmother gets local debut

By Sam Mosher, Staff Writer May 31, 2018

Kansas City’s Metcalf South Mall in 2011 was a virtual ghost town of gated entrances, empty parking lots and closed storefronts. But one last establishment owned by the bubbly, big-hearted Sonia Warshawski remained open: her colorful tailor shop.Sonia’s...

Alexander Hamilton portrait by John Trumbull 1806, with just a slight embellishment. Original photo: Wikimedia Commons. Photo Illustration: Martin holloway

Could Alexander Hamilton be a member of the tribe?

Ellen Futterman, Editor April 4, 2018

With “Hamilton” fever raging in St. Louis now that the hit musical has arrived at the Fox Theatre and is playing (through April 22) to sold-out crowds, you might be interested to know that an academic is making a case that Alexander Hamilton was,...

Image from Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today.

‘Nuremberg’ documentary movingly details Nazi war crimes trials

By Cate Marquis, Special to the Jewish Light January 18, 2012

In 1948, the United States government produced a documentary about the Nuremberg war crimes trials to be shown to the German people as part of the de-Nazification effort. But the film, which movingly details the international effort to bring Nazi war...

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