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Heritage: Civilization and the Jews (1984 / 1998) — 9. Into the Future

HERITAGE: CIVILIZATION AND THE JEWS (1984 / 1998) — 9. INTO THE FUTURE with ABBA EBAN (DVD description) Winner of the coveted Peabody Award, HERITAGE: CIVILIZATION AND THE JEWS is the monumental nine-part series spanning three millennia of Jewish history and culture. The series is hosted by former Israeli Ambassador to the United States, Abba Eban, who describes it as "a celebration of our common humanistic and moral heritage, explored through the mysteries of preservation, renewal, and resonance of the Jewish people." From the stony heights of Sinai to the shores of the Dead Sea, from a Greek amphitheater in Delphi to the Forum of ancient Rome, out of the ashes of concentration camps to the rebuilt cities and villages of Israel, "Heritage" brings to life the long and complex history of the Jews and their centuries-old interaction with the rest of Western civilization. 9. INTO THE FUTURE (1880 — 1990's) "Into the Future" picks up the thread of Jewish history after World War II and the devastating effects of the Nazi Holocaust. Although many of the survivors found a haven in the United States, there were still many borders closed to Jewish refugees. Their only hope rested in the Middle East, in Palestine, part of the disintegrating British Empire. This "Heritage" episode includes interviews with various Israelis, some of whom emigrated to Palestine in the early years of the twentieth century, as well as some who settled in Israel following World War II. The program ...
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