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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[Holiday in Catalonia and beach scenes]
A group of holidaymakers visit Spain and film a bull run. At a beach, a group of men go skinny dipping and play on the beach in the nude. A woman leaves hospital with her new born baby. Returning to Barcelona and Catalonia there are extended scenes of a bull fight and scenes filmed on holiday around Spain.
Members of the Dudkin family are briefly seen aboard the Oriana cruise ship. Various tourist sights of Rome are filmed including St. Peter's Basilica. An El Al airline plane is seen at the airport, and members of the Dudkin family visit Israel including the Weizmann Institute of Science, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Nazareth, Galilee, Acre, and Jerusalem.
[August Bank Holiday; Shoreham Fair]
A brief family film taken on a trip to the fairground. The film-maker, Mr Dudkin, focusses on his family as they go on the swing and carousel rides. Two young girls in red dresses play on slides and walk hand in hand with their mother and an older woman. The girls also walk hand in hand with a man [Mr Dudkin?]. The older of the two girls goes on a pony ride.
Panning footage of Brighton housing and commercial developments, recently built and under construction, taken by Stanley Dudkin in 1967.
[Dancing at Barnado’s and Michelham]
Dance performances by girls at a Barnardo's home and by a group performing in the grounds of Michelham Priory in East Sussex, filmed by Stanley Dudkin in Summer 1968.
The Tailor of Hanningtons
Film of an edited interview with Alfred Huberman capturing his work as tailor at Hanningtons department store in Brighton and exploring his personal history as a Holocaust survivor and Jewish immigrant to the UK. Huberman talks of the liberation from the camps in 1945, his arrival in the UK as a child, his 55 years as a tailor, and the end of an era at Hanningtons.
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