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Film Gallery: Postwar Browse

Russian Jewish religious services

According to a press release, “Whether [Julien Bryan] is in Moscow, Helsinki, Warsaw or Berlin, he immediately gets very close to people… With graphic clarity his films evaluate the human and social problems of each group of people in terms directly related to the history and current problems of that people. His pictures are truly human documents of history-in-the-making in a period which is one of the most dramatic the world has ever witnessed.” Bryan continued his mission to document the lives of ordinary men under extraordinary circumstances after the war with this film observation of Jews rebuilding religious life in Russia.

Find out more about this film footage in the online Film and Video catalog