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Sonia Warshawski in the documentary Big Sonia
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By Elissa Einhorn, J. The Jewish News of Northern California Sonia Warshawski never spoke about her life while her children were growing up. Regina, Morrie, and Debbie never heard about the girl from Miedzyrzec, Poland, who was 13 years old when the war broke out. They never heard about a

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A scene from the docudrama The Invisibles. Photo: Peter Hartwig.
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Movie Review By Michael Fox, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer What did it take to survive the Holocaust as a Jew in supposedly Jew-free Berlin? Spur-of-the-moment decisions. A sixth sense for imminent danger. Practiced bravado. A blonde dye job. Razor-sharp instincts. Fake papers. A lucky break. Seven thousand Jews

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An Act of Defiance recreates Bram Fischer’s exploits as lead defense attorney for the Rivonia Trial. Photo: Menemsha Films.
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Movie Review By Michael Fox, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Bram Fischer is one of the great Jewish heroes of the 20th century, yet he is not widely remembered outside his native South Africa. A documentary aired on South African television in 2007, Love, Communism, Revolution & Rivonia: Bram

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David Ben-Gurion with Pilot Modi Alon

By Michael Fox, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Documentary makers often get their ideas from the front page. Nancy Spielberg discovered the forgotten late-1940s saga that gives wings to Above and Beyond on the obituary page. “I found out about Al Schwimmer, and that this guy, an American, was considered

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Sophie Tucker

By Karen Davis, Jewish Women’s Archive “I believe in tit for tat, and if that’s the case someone owes me a lot of tat.” That quote begins well-researched documentary about Sophie Tucker, the bawdy singer and comedian known for being “the last of the red-hot mamas.” And thanks to the producing-writing

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