Rare Color Footage of Pre-Holocaust Jewish Life

This an assemblage of color footage from Jewish life in the shtetl. The Yiddish term “shtetl” refers to the Jewish towns in Eastern Europe before World War II, which generally included at least one synagogue, a mikveh (ritual bathhouse), cemetery, and schools. Published by Yad Vashem, this film [05:42] puts names to the faces, bringing the Jews from this historical era to life.