Yiddish Cinema and the Holocaust

When and Where

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm


Rebecca Margolis (Monash University)


The last ten years has seen the release of new films with Yiddish dialogue that address Holocaust memory. This talk examines these films and the role that the Yiddish language plays in framing the Holocaust and its aftermath. The films include: The Pin/Di Shpilke (dir. Naomi Jaye), Son of Saul (dir. László Nemes) , Shehita (dir. Dean Gold), and the newly released Shttl (Ady Walter).

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Centre for Jewish Studies, Ashkenaz Festival, Toronto Jewish Film Festival