Der letzte Jude von Drohobytsch

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Der letzte Jude von Drohobytsch
Der letzte Jude von Drohobytsch
The Last Jew from Drohobych
Asynchron. Dokumentar- und Experimentalfilme zum Holocaust ( )
Paul Rosdy    → show biography   
German, Yiddish, Russian

"The Last Jew from Drohobych" is the story of Alfred Schreyer - in his own words - the only surviving pre-WWII Jewish resident in this Western Ukraine town. In the 1930s, Schreyer was a student of the eminent Polish writer, Bruno Schulz. During the Nazi occupation he survived forced labor and concentration camps. He returned home – after the war – alone. Schreyer became a singer and violinist in a local Cinema Lobby Orchestra, which was – until 1963 – a truly unique Soviet tradition in cinema culture. Today, Alfred Schreyer is living history; his life story chronicles a century in Drohobych caught between tragedy and resilience.