The American Jewish Experience Through the Lens of Cinema: Film History as Haggadah

By Steven Bayme, Eric A. Goldman

American Jewish Committee (AJC), February 2008

The author examines the evolving history of how Jews are portrayed in American cinema, in order to address the question of how the general American culture has seen Jews over time. He explores the portrayal of Jews vis-a-vis assimilation, intermarriage, heroism, villainy, introspection, self-hatred, America, Israel, the Holocaust, nostalgia and other topics.

Topic: Movies, Culture, Jewish Identification, Film, Social Issues

Funder: Durra Family Philanthropic Fund

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Bayme, Steven. Goldman, Eric A. The American Jewish Experience Through the Lens of Cinema: Film History as Haggadah. American Jewish Committee (AJC). February 2008: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=301


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