Remembering Luboml — Images of a Jewish Community
The Documentary Film — Luboml: My Heart Remembers
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Luboml: My Heart Remembers portrays the beauty and vitality of life in Luboml, a market town (shtetl) in Poland, in the period between the two World Wars.
Luboml was in Poland before World War
II, about 200
miles southeast of Warsaw. Roughly 94 percent of its inhabitants were
Jews. No quaint
rural village, it was a town with a theater, cinema, electric
lights, sports teams, trades, businesses and factories.
The film starts and ends with the kaddish (mourners prayer) to honor the memory of its Jewish citizens, murdered by the Nazis in 1942. But you will find no scenes of suffering and depravity in this video which celebrates life in Luboml, with loving recollections by survivors who grew up in what they called in Yiddish Libivne.
Today Luboml is
a town without Jews.
This documentary began as the Luboml
Exhibition Project and then became a traveling exhibit,
possibly the most widely seen exhibit of its type. The exhibit is
archived at the American Folklife Center of the Library of
Congress. In 2003 a VHS tape was produced, followed by a DVD
in 2006 (see front cover above).
The support of Aaron Ziegelman has enabled its web publication. It is now available for no-cost on demand viewing on the internet.
Our web presentation hopes to meet a range of needs.