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Yidl in the Middle

DVD

56 minutes
Source: New Day Films

This film looks at growing up "different" in America. In this evocative, entertaining film, filmmaker Marlene Booth probes her Iowa-Jewish roots. Through home movies, period photos, her high school reunion, and current interviews, she examines the complicated process of negotiating identity--as an American, a Jew, and a woman.

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This is the story of the Rubinek family’s survival of the Holocaust and their reunion with the Polish couple who hid them for two years, saving their lives.

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