Links for The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama S1E1: The Beginning

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March 25, 2014
September 1, 2013
Historian Simon Schama's five-part history of the Jewish people opens with the lost world of the shtetl, Jewish towns and villages in Eastern Europe that gave birth to a uniquely Jewish culture; and that made its mark in the revolutionary politics of the USSR and the pop culture of Tin Pan Alley and Hollywood. It was also the birthplace of Hasidism, one of the most misunderstood forms of Judaism. Included: Schama visits the forests of Lithuania, where his family logged wood and fought wolves.
Series Premiere
March 25, 2014
September 1, 2013
Series Premiere
Historian Simon Schama's five-part history of the Jewish people opens with the lost world of the shtetl, Jewish towns and villages in Eastern Europe that gave birth to a uniquely Jewish culture; and that made its mark in the revolutionary politics of the USSR and the pop culture of Tin Pan Alley and Hollywood. It was also the birthplace of Hasidism, one of the most misunderstood forms of Judaism. Included: Schama visits the forests of Lithuania, where his family logged wood and fought wolves.