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Review The Jews of Corfu

Production Still | The Jews of Corfu (2022) by Mirjan Gjergjevica & Maria Boua. Currently screening at the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival – more in post The Jews Of Corfu | 20220310 – URL : https://michelvanderburg.com/2022/03/10/the-jews-of-corfu/

Review The Jews of Corfu

The Jews of Corfu – a population group that was an important part of the island, contributed to the formation of its history. But the tragic events that befell them were added to the black page of human history.
The film The Jews of Corfu (2022) is a powerful documentary by Mirjan Gjergjevica (direction, cinematography, editing, production) & Maria Boua (script, music, sound, production) with narration by Yannis Andriotis and stories told by Zaharias Matathias • Linos Sousis • Nina Vital.
Powerful — both visually and the sound — filmed in an innovative way, combining ambient sound and stories told outdoors with the Mediterranean background, in public spaces, the streets, and Corfu synagogue – with an excellent film score – that is especially impressive how it manages to accompany the viewer in scenes of holocaust atrocities.
The history of the Corfiot Jews – a mixture of Pugliese (from south Italy) and Romaniote (from Greece) is told in vivid detail from the Middle Ages to today.
I watched this fast paced film twice, last premiere weekend, to fully grasp the whole picture ~ Michel van der Burg – Monday , March 14, 2022.

Review The Jews of Corfu | 20220314 | Michel van der Burg | Miracles•Media

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The Jews Of Corfu

Trailer | The Jews Of Corfu

Poster | 24th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

Poster | 24th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

Premiere | Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

The Jews of Corfu a film by Mirjan Gjergjevica & Maria Boua | Greece Premiere @ Thessaloniki Documentary Festival — March 10-20 , 2022

Image | Production Jews of Corfu

Image | Production Jews of Corfu

The Jews of Corfu | Link to festival & online screening in Greece (only in Greece) – https://www.filmfestival.gr/en/movie-tdf/movie/14310

Synopsis

Jews of Corfu: A population group that was an important part of the island, participated in the formation of its history, and contributed to the development of trade and economy. But the tragic events that befell them were added to the black pages of human history.

Poster | Jews of Corfu | Link facebook page

Poster | Jews of Corfu | Link facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/thejewsofcorfudoc

The Jews of Corfu a film by Mirjan Gjergjevica (direction, cinematography, editing, production) & Maria Boua (script, music, sound, production). Narration by Yannis Andriotis, with Zaharias Matathias • Linos Sousis • Nina Vital.

‘Helping this production was absolutely worth it …’ – Michel van der Burg  😉

The Jews Of Corfu | 20220310

News

Monday , March 14, 2022  – Review ‘The Jews of Corfu ‘

Powerful documentary , both visually and the sound – filmed in an innovative way, combining ambient sound and stories told outdoors with the Mediterranean background – in public spaces, the streets and Corfu synagogue – with an excellent film score – that is especially impressive how it manages to accompany the viewer in scenes of holocaust atrocities. The history of the Corfiot Jews – a mixture of Pugliese (from south Italy) and Romaniote (from Greece) is told in vivid detail from the Middle Ages to today. I watched this fast paced film twice, last premiere weekend, to fully grasp the whole picture.

by Michel van der Burg

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Old New Synagogue


Old New Synagogue | 20160217 | 1-memo•com | Staronová synagoga (Alt Neu Shul) Europe’s oldest still active synagogue , once called New Synagogue , in the jewish quarter (Josefov) in Prague , Czech Republic , Friday afternoon March 30, 2012

The Vimeo original 1st edition (155724845) republished upscaled on Youtube and Instagram.

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Stella’s Stars in Amsterdam 1932 | 20210307


Little star Liesje Poons, 9 years-old, wins the first prize at the masquerade ball (bal masqué) organised by Stella Fontaine in 1932 at the Bellevue theater in Amsterdam, Holland.
A show with costumed children doing acts like imitating an indian, magician, Russian, and dancer Liesje Poons dancing on ‘Dass ist die Liebe der Matrose’. With dutch songs like, ‘In Holland staat een huis’, ‘Waarom zijn de bananen krom’.
Dutch diva Stella Fontaine (Saartje Kanes, 1889-1966) – born in a Jewish Amsterdam family – was a cabaret artist, imitator, actress and singer.
Liesje (Elisabeth Cornelia Poons) born 1 July 1922 in a Jewish Amsterdam family of artists – active in the world of theater and music – became a singer ,  performing eg. July 1940 in the Amsterdam Carré theater, and May 1943 in Leiden (newspaper Leidsche Courant May 8, 1943).

Elisabeth Cornelia (Liesje) Poons at the age of around 6 years, ca. 1928. Source :  Joods Historisch Museum | JCK

References

Biography (dutch) Stella Fontaine :
Canes, Saartje (1889-1966)
Source : Maarten Hell, Canes, Saartje, in: Digitaal Vrouwenlexicon van Nederland. URL: http://resources.huygens.knaw.nl/vrouwenlexicon/lemmata/data/Canes [08/11/2017]

Biography (dutch) STELLA FONTAINE
Source JOODSAMSTERDAM URL: https://www.joodsamsterdam.nl/stella-fontaine/

Biography (dutch) Liesje’s grandmother :
Source : Het levensverhaal van Elise Poons, geboren Van Biene. By Frits Slicht in Verhalen uit Amsterdam Oost. URL: https://geheugenvanoost.amsterdam/page/75765/het-levensverhaal-van-elise-poons-geboren-van-biene-1

Newspaper advertisement with both Liesje Poons and her father Sylvain Poons performing in Operette in the Amsterdam Carré theater July 1940 :
De Boemel Baron CARRÉ Operette | Piet Köhler … Liesje Poons – Sylvain Poons ….
In Nieuwe Amsterdamsche Courant | Algemeen Handelsblad Saturday 6 July 1940
Source : National Library of the Netherlands – Koninklijke Bibliotheek. URL: http://resolver.kb.nl/resolve?urn=KBNRC01:000052467:mpeg21:pdf

Newspaper advertisement with Liesje Poons singing with Dance orchestra of Harry Pohl, May 1943 :
Leiden Stadsgehoorzaal theater Sunday 9 May | Dance orchestra Harrij Pohl with chansonnière Liesje Poons …
Source : Leidsche Courant May 8, 1943, page 3
URL: https://leiden.courant.nu/issue/LC/1943-05-08/edition/0/page/3?query=

Liesje Poons and father Sylvain Poons in Operette Boemelbaron. Source Nieuwe Amsterdamsche Courant | Algemeen Handelsblad Saturday 6 July 1940

Credits

Film source: Polygoontoon (Producer | March 7, 1932) courtesy of Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (Open Images).

Stella’s Stars in Amsterdam 1932 | 20210307 | Michel van der Burg | michelvanderburg•com | Miracles•Media | CC BY 4.0

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Historia Simonem Gronowskim


Historia Simonem Gronowskim ~
Historia ucieczki chlopca z pociagu do Auschwitz – spotkanie z Simonem Gronowskim z Belgiii.
Meeting ‘The story of a boy’s escape from the train to Auschwitz’ by Simon Gronowski from Belgium – playing the Steinway piano in the Judaic Foundation Center for Jewish Culture in Kazimierz , Cracow , Poland 2012.
The day after filming in the Auschwitz camps with Simon and Koenraad Tinel parallel working with the belgian VRT TV director Marianne Soetewey (VRT Cultuur) for the Canvas documentary ‘Oorlogskinderen’ – War children.
Holocaust Memorial Day – International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust , 2021.

Historia Simonem Gronowskim | 20210127 | Michel van der Burg | Miracles•Media

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INEJNEM Klezmer @ Kraków


INEJNEM Klezmer @ Kraków ~ Klezmer Band INEJNEM (in English “Together”) plays an instrumental song May 26th, 2012 at 5 PM in front of Restaurant Ester – restauracjaester.pl – on Szeroka street in the heart of Kazimierz – the old Jewish district of Kraków , Poland.
Myroslav Bandrivskyy playing the clarinet, on guitar Jurij Bejchuk, contrabass Jarosław „Filip” Filipiak, and percussion Iryna Stefaniuk.
Klezmer Band INEJNEM on May 26th, 2012 , Restaurant Ester in Kraków , Poland | inejnem.pl | @inejnem . Film : 20200526 Michel van der Burg | michelvanderburg.com | miracles.media

Amsterdam’s Choir of the Great Synagogue 1935


November 1935, on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the NIHS Jewish Community of Amsterdam (orthodox Ashkenazi congregation started 1635) the dutch film factory Polygoon brought this unique cinema sound newsreel of the Amsterdam Choir of the Great Synagogue led by choirmaster Samuel Henri (Sam) Englander, with a solo perfomance by chazzan (cantor) Izrael Eljasz Maroko in the Great Synagogue (inauguration building 1671) – now home to the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam, Holland (Ref 1).

As the Amsterdamsche Joodsche Koor (Amsterdam Jewish Choir), the choir also performed in non-religious venues, including the Amsterdam Concertgebouw (Ref 2). The choir’s repertoire was expanded to include what were referred to as Eastern European Jewish folksongs and modern Palestinian-Jewish songs (i.e., contemporary Hebrew songs).
The Choir of the Great Synagogue and Amsterdam Jewish Choir was composed of the following singers (those marked with an asterisk sang during synagogue services):

Giacomo Aletrino (tenor)
Marcus Bonn (bass)
Joop Delcanho* (tenor)
David Duque (bass)
Michel Gobets (tenor)
Nathan Gobets Sr.* (tenor)
Barend Levie Muller* (bass)
Meijer Nebig* (baritone)
Lou Nieweg* (tenor)
David Peeper* (baritone)
Louis Polak (bass)
Jo Rabbie* (baritone)
Sal Stodel (baritone)
Bernard de Wit (bass)
Louis de Wit* (bass)
Of all of them, only Lou Nieweg is known to have survived the Second World War.

NL (dutch)

November 1935, ter gelegenheid van het 300-jarig bestaan van de NIHS Joodse Gemeenschap van Amsterdam (de Asjkenazische gemeente Amsterdam of ‘Nederlands Israëlitische Hoofd Synagoge’) kwam het Polygoon bioscoopjournaal met deze unieke geluidsfilm van het Amsterdams Koor der Grote Synagoge onder leiding van koordirigent Samuel Henri (Sam) Englander, met een solo van oppervoorzanger Izrael Eljasz Maroko in de Grote Synagoge in Amsterdam (inwijding gebouw 1671) – nu het Joods Historisch Museum (Ref 1).

Het koor trad ook op als het Amsterdamsche Joodsche Koor op niet-religieuze locaties, waaronder het Amsterdamse Concertgebouw (Ref 2). Het uitgebreide repertoire van het koor omvatte ook zogenaamde Oost-Europese Joodse volksliederen en moderne Palestijnse-Joodse liederen (d.w.z. hedendaagse Hebreeuwse liederen).
Het Koor der Grote Synagoge en het Amsterdam Joods Koor bestond uit de volgende zangers (die met een asterisk gemarkeerd, zongen tijdens synagoge-diensten):

Giacomo Aletrino (tenor)
Marcus Bonn (bas)
Joop Delcanho * (tenor)
David Duque (bas)
Michel Gobets (tenor)
Nathan Gobets Sr. * (tenor)
Barend Levie Muller * (bas)
Meijer Nebig * (bariton)
Lou Nieweg * (tenor)
David Peeper * (bariton)
Louis Polak (bas)
Jo Rabbie * (bariton)
Sal Stodel (bariton)
Bernard de Wit (bas)
Louis de Wit * (bas)
Alleen van Lou Nieweg is bekend dat hij de Tweede Wereldoorlog heeft overleefd.

References

1. De Eerste Zichtbare Synagoge Van West-Europa. Amsterdam (Netherlands) : Joods Historisch Museum | jck.nl ; (accessed 2019 Aug 30). Link URL: https://jck.nl/nl/longread/de-grote-synagoge
2. Anton Kras. The Choir of the Great Synagogue, Amsterdam, Holland. Tel Aviv (Israel) : Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot | http://www.bh.org.il ; (accessed 2019 Aug 30). Link URL: https://www.bh.org.il/choir-great-synagogue-amsterdam/

Credit / Source info :
Source: Polygoon-Profilti courtesy of Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (Public Domain – Open Images).
Amsterdam’s Choir of the Great Synagogue 1935 (20190830) Michel van der Burg | miracles.media – CC BY 4.0 .