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Quiet Gold Australia / 2015

Prior to the establishment of Israel in 1948, Yiddish was the language of the Jews.

The devastation of the Holocaust prompted a scattering of the Jewish diaspora, and a diluting of the mameloshn (mother tongue). Jews fled to Australia, bringing with them suitcases, hope, and Yiddish: the language and culture.

This story considers this generation of ageing survivors – traditionalists of their mother tongue, as they are confronted with a new, resurgent generation, who are determined to keep Yiddish alive in this modern time.

Screens with Boris Dorfman: A Mentsch


Director — Erin Rosenberg

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