House of the World

General Information

Author/Creator
Podemski, Esther, director.
Language
Polish, English.
Subtitles
English
Published
Poland, 1998.
Physical Description
DVD-ROM (53 min.)

Contents/Summary

Summary
Tracing the history of an old family photograph, the filmmaker travels to Poland with a group of her parents' contemporaries. Fifty years after surviving the Holocaust, the elders return to their hometown, Poddebice, to conduct a memorial service in the Jewish graveyard. They find an empty field, marked by a lone tablet, the only testament to the history of this place to survive the wartime desecration. Through a montage of archival footage and interviews “House of the World” examines the Holocaust through the eyes of survivors and their descendants and explores the relationship between objective history and personal memory.

Subjects

Genre
Documentary films

Bibliographic Information

Note
Soros Documentary Fund

Holdings

Item Type Current Location Collection Call Number Volume Info Shelving Location Public Note
DVD-ROMOSA Film LibraryOSA Film LibraryFL Record 2564---