Birmingham (AL) Holocaust Education Center, 2013
A lyrical, sweeping history of Jewish life in Poland, depicting the richness of Jewish culture both religious and secular: the shtetl and the city dwellers of Bialystok, Cracow, Vilna and Warsaw; the contributions of Jews to the whole of Polish life; and the extreme economic and political vicissitudes to which Polish Jewry was subject over a thousand-year period.
The Last Chapter is the destruction of Polish Jewry by the Nazi onslaught, depicted here with sensitivity and high drama. The film includes rare footage of Jewish life in early 20th century Poland.
“A film that every person should see."
-Isaac Bashevis Singer, Jewish Daily Forward
"Told with sweep and power. As a documentary The Last Chapter stuns the mind and sears the heart."
"One of the most wistful documentaries ever filmed."
-Louis Cook, Detroit Free Press
"The Last Chapter evokes the fragrance of a way of life that took a millennium to evolve and six years to destroy."
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The Last Chapter
USA, 1966, 85 minutes, B&W
Directed by Benjamin Rothman & Lawrence Rothman
Public Exhibition formats: Beta, DVD