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Director - Manfred Kirchheimer
Run Time - 146 minutes
Language - English
Format - DVD, color/b&w
Year - 2006
Genre - Documentary

Educational Interest- American Studies, Anthropology, Family Relations, History (U.S.), History (World), Jewish Studies, Urban Studies, World War II


Institutional DVD Price: $195


Between 1933 and 1941 thousands of Jews fled Nazi Germany and Austria for America. Leaving behind brothers, sisters and parents, more than 20,000 of them came together in Washington Heights in New York City. Here, for the first time, they lived among Jews. While horrific reports trickled in from the camps, the emigrants cooperated to build their new society.


Like Shoah and The Sorrow and the Pity, We Were So Beloved uses gripping personal testimony to examine the complex emotional and philosophical implications of the survival of the Jews of Washington Heights.


"Provocative, riveting...A no less harrowing examination of conscience than Shoah and The Sorrow and The Pity." -The New York Times


"Daring and haunting candor... a stimulating, provocative, and luminously humane documentary."
-Chicago Reader