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date: 09 July 2020

Yiddish cinema 

Source:
A Dictionary of Film Studies
Author(s):

Annette Kuhn,

Guy Westwell

A body of films made in the Yiddish language from the earliest years of cinema until the late 1930s, usually inspired by canonical and popular Yiddish literature and theatre (at the turn of the 20th century, Yiddish was the mother tongue of some ten million Jews worldwide). Production was initially centred in areas of Eastern and Central Europe with large Jewish populations, most prominently in ... ...

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