Theme case study Jewish Stories
A selection of films made by Jewish amateur film-makers held in the SASE collection. The theme currently features three collections of films deposited with the archive.
Rosenberg - a collection of films made by Lewis Rosenberg in the 1930s and 1950s, capturing surfing holidays to the Channel Islands and Cornwall; communist youth summer schools; trips abroad; along with film of the Battle of Cable Street.
Horrowitz - a collection made by Joseph Horowitz - a London based businessman who made films in the 1930s and 1940s documenting his travels, on business and pleasure across Europe (including pre-war Germany), the Middle East, the United States, parts of Africa and India.
Dudkin - A collection of films made by Stanley Dudkin, son of Jewish Russian immigrants who settled in Brighton. Stanley filmed his family and numerous trips abroad from the 1930s to the 1980s including visits to Europe in the late 1930s and the USA in 1939. Later trips included a visit to Israel in 1963.
Jewish Britain on Film on the BFI Player
This collection of content from the UK's regional film archives uncovers insights, injustices and hidden histories across a century of Jewish life on British screens. It brings together documentary and first-person accounts of Jewish life in the UK, alongside historical dramas and artists' work exploring the 20th century Jewish experience.
Films in this theme:
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[Trip to Switzerland; Visit to London Zoo]
A trip to the mountains in Switzerland is followed by a day out in London, where the group of friends visit the zoo.
Guernsey Again; Trying Our Hand at Farming
This film from Lewis Rosenberg shows holiday scenes on Guernsey during the late 1930s, starting with the friends helping out on a farm, playing on the beach and competing with each other at various sports. When the holiday ends the group takes the ferry back to the mainland.
Lewis Rosenberg's film shows a group of adults and around a dozen young girls at a campsite in Cornwall. The film captures relaxed moments at the camp; surfers bodyboarding; and rural farming scenes.
[The Big House; Camp]
Group of Jewish delegates attend a summer school at Oldfeld School (since re-named Harrow House), Swanage
A group of Jewish friends visit Dinard and Mont St. Michel in Brittany. They play and dance on the beach and climb rocky coastal paths.
A group of men go on a camping holiday in Guernsey, taking their bodyboards to the beach to catch waves, along with sightseeing on Guernsey and Sark.
A group of friends enjoy a holiday around Newquay, Cornwall, playing games, tennis and horse-riding.
[Family on Holiday: Lake View; Etc]
This film contains brief snippets from holidays, day trips and notable events captured by Mr Dudkin. They include several holidays, trips to the horse races and a carnival parade.
[Hoildays and a trip to the races]
A film containing a compliation of scenes. These include a holiday to France, a visit to the horse races, country walks and scenes on board a cruise ship.
Camping in Guernsey 1932
|Date||1932 - 1934||ID||6221|
A group of young friends go on a camping holiday on Guernsey. They take a train, ship and a flight in a small plane. The group of men set up camp and go surfing in a small cove.
[Stay in India]
This record of a trip to India also contains footage of sea travel, by liner, via Port Said in Egypt and Aden in Yemen. It documents an elephant ride, many street scenes, one featuring a snake charmer, and images of the harbours passed on the journey.
[Outing to a Zoo; Trip to Germany; African Village]
|Date||[ca. 1935 - 1936]; [ca. 1946-1947]||ID||3524|
This amateur film begins with B&W images of a trip to a zoo and a holiday to Nürnberg. It continues with colour footage of a traditional rural African village and the tribal people who inhabit it and the surrounding area.
[Family Compilation: African Scenes; Paris Visit; Winter Scenes; Travel Scenes]
Comprising nine reels of film, this footage begins with a trip by businessman Joseph Horowitz to Johannesburg, South Africa. Travel by ship follows, before scenes of Paris, a canal journey, and portraits of friends in a London street. More footage documents travel through the Alps, a Polish mountain town in winter and Indian street life, before shots of an imposing modern church in a Francophone town.
[Trip to New York]
Colour footage depicts a trip to New York, with views of Times Square at night, Harlem, a baseball game at the Yankee stadium and Wall Street. The transatlantic journey from Southampton to New York, on board the Cunard ocean liner Queen Mary, is also documented in black and white footage.
[The Battle of Cable Street]
Amateur film by Lewis Rosenberg showing large crowds during the clash of demonstrators and protesters amid a heavy police presence in Cable Street, London. The film then shows Besque refugee children at a fund raising event, and young communists at a summer camp in Kent.
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