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The ultimate Yiddish Tango: Shik mir a shtral – שיק מיר אַ שטראַל

Shik mir a shtral
Vos zol balaykhtn mayne vegn
Tsutrayb dem vint, vos er bashevet antkegn
Shik mir di zun, zi zol oystrikenen di trern
Vos yorn fil, zey flisn shtil
Un kenen nit oyfhern …

Send me a ray
To light my path
Drive away the wind that howls in my face
Send the sun to dry my tears
That have flown silently for years
And cannot stop …

(Author unknown, performed by Christian Dawid for our Yiddish film Boris Dorfman – A mentsh)

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„Boris Dorfman – A Mentsh“ at Jewish Culture Festival Krakow

Screening at Galicia Jewish Museum on 1st of July 2014 with special guest Juliusz Handwerker. He is one of the last Yiddish speakers in Krakow, born before the World War II in Lemberg.

A mentsh - Galicia2

A mentsh - Galicia3A mentsh - Galicia


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Let us all together be joyous …

Lomir ale in eynem freylekh zayn – לאָמיר אַלע אין איינעם פריילעך זייַן

Boris Dorfman – A Mentsh: Special Video „Let us all together be joyous …“ – dedicated to Boris Dorfman and our friends in Lemberg/Lviv

אַ האַרציקן דאַנק די פילע יחידים און אינסטיטוציעס אין לעמבערג, וועלכע האָבן אונדז דערמוטיקט און געהאָלפן בײַם שאַפן דעם דאָזיקן פילם

Our heartfelt thanks to the many friends and institutions in Lviv who helped and encouraged us in making this film!

A radically Yiddish Film: Boris Dorfman – A Mentsh
by Uwe & Gabriela von Seltmann
© Apfelstrudel Media Berlin
music by Christian Dawid
film & music edited by Marek Gajczak


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אַ מענטש

Soon on Festivals, in Cinemas …:

A radically Yiddish Film: Boris Dorfman – a mentsh

by Uwe & Gabriela von Seltmann

© Apfelstrudel Media Berlin

Genre: Artistic Documentary (50 min length)

Location and Time: Lviv (Ukraine), 13th – 20th October 2013

Year of Production (end): 2014, April

Language: Yiddish – subtitles in English, German and Polish

Exhibition Format: DCP, Digital Beta, DVD, Blu-ray, MP4

„A Mentsh“ is a movie shot entirely in the Yiddish language. It’s set in the former multinational city of Lviv, Ukraine, and the first part of a planned Yiddish trilogy (Lviv, Tel Aviv, New York). Lviv was a centre of Jewish life for more than 600 years. During World War II this special culture was destroyed. 75 years after the beginning of the war, Boris Dorfman takes us on an oneiric trip to all the places of horror and hope reflecting the Jewish history. The 90-year-old activist is virtually the last one in town still speaking the almost extinct language of Yiddish – he is like a living relic of the past and a fighter against oblivion. While remembering the past, he lives in the present and tries to prepare the people for the future – he is „a mentsh“, someone full of love and empathy.

Written and directed by Uwe and Gabriela von Seltmann

Production: Apfelstrudel Media Berlin

Producer: Kai-Alexander Moslé, Uwe P. Tietz, Uwe & Gabriela von Seltmann

Co-Production: Stowarzyszenie Film Kraków

Executive Producer: Aneta Zagórska

Director of Photography and Film Editor: Marek Gajczak

Sound: Michał Dominowski

Music: Christian Dawid


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Gabi i Uwe at Jewish Festival Kraków 2012

50 people were expected – 250 were coming to our book presentation in Galicia Jewish Museum. Thanks to all of you for a great evening – and thanks for inviting us to 22nd Jewish Culture Festival!

Auf das Leben – za życie – לחיים


The meeting was conducted by Anna Makówka from Czulent – Stowarzyzenie Żydowskie. Bardzo dziękujemy!

all photos: Kasia Filimoniuk – bardzo dziękujemy 🙂

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20th Jewish Culture Festival Cracow

It was again a fantastic festival – with the highlight at the last evening: Matisyahu with an acoustic program in the Tempel Synagogue.

Here some further impressions:

Dancing Chassidim


The last Klezmer of Galicja: Leopold Kozlowski-Kleinman

Leopold Kozlowski and Marta Bizon

Leopold Kozlowski and friends

Shalom at Szeroka 1

Shalom at Szeroka 2

Shalom at Staroka: All Star Band

Arkadij Gendler and friends

DJ SoCalled (r) and Michael Alpert (l)

Matisyahu in Tempel Synagogue

Most of all this great concerts you find on the website of the Jewish Festival.

Come and listen next year!

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Dylan in Dornbirn – Setlist

1.    Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat (Bob on keyboard)
2.  Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
(Bob on guitar)
3.   Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues (Bob on guitar)
4.   Just Like A Woman (Bob on keyboard)
5.   High Water (For Charley Patton) (Bob center stage on harp, Donnie on banjo)
6.   Desolation Row (Bob on keyboard)
7.   Ballad Of Hollis Brown (Bob center stage on harp)
8.   The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll (Bob on keyboard)
9.   Honest With Me (Bob on keyboard)
10. If You Ever Go To Houston (Bob on guitar)
11.  Highway 61 Revisited (Bob on keyboard)
12. Workingman’s Blues #2 (Bob on keyboard)
13. Thunder On The Mountain (Bob on keyboard)
14. Ballad Of A Thin Man (Bob center stage on harp)
15. Like A Rolling Stone (Bob on keyboard)
16. Forever Young (Bob on keyboard then center stage on harp)

May you stay forever young!

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