They Came for Good: A History of the Jews in the United States: Taking Root 1820-1880

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Released 2001

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Director:
Amram Nowak
Released:
2001
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They Came for Good: A History of the Jews in the United States: Taking Root 1820-1880 is a fascinating documentary which encapsulates the outstanding efforts made by Jewish immigrants as they integrated themselves in American culture during the latter half of the 19th century. This 1997 film, which is the sequel to a first film made by documentarian Amram Nowak titled Present at the Creation 1654-1820, traces the struggles met by individuals and communities. Through the use of mixed media - including professional reenactments, art, music and personal accounts - the film transports it's audience to an opportunistic time when wide-eyed immigrants labored after the American dream. One of the most famous stories of success is a man named Levi Strauss, whose jean-making trade made history. Staring in this film are Robert Blumenfeld, Gordon Grinberg, Avi Hoffman, Devora Millman, Moshe Rudin, and Paul Sparer. For an unadulterated 60 minute view on the history of Jewish people in America, be sure to watch They Came for Good.moreless
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