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.

Further viewing:

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.