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The Jewish Nazi Film That Was Too Nazi for the Jews

October 22, 2014
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The Jewish Nazi Film That Was Just a Little Too Nazi

What could scream “zeitgeist” louder than a 1942 American comedy about a troupe of Polish actors who use their knack for disguise to fool Nazis? Though it was the season for anti-Nazi propaganda, To Be or Not to Be—directed by Jewish auteur Ernst Lubitsch, whose films were known for having a certain…

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The Fifteen Commandments

May 25, 2012
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“All pay heed!” cries Mel Brooks, playing Moses in History of the World, Part I–”The Lord has…

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Rock Against the Nazis

October 17, 2011
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Holocaust survivors have manifested the trauma and tragedy of life under Nazism in all different ways.…

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Loud As a Mime

September 1, 2011
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As a teenager in wartime France, Marcel Mangel…

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