The Past That Lives Movie Review 1970

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Dutch historian Jacob Presser tells of his childhood in Amsterdam's Jewish ghetto, as the son of a poor diamond worker; his fascination with socialism and the Renaissance; and his happy marriage even as the Nazis rose to power and he was forced to go underground.


National Center for Jewish Film, Brandeis University, Lown Bldg. 102 MS 053, Waltham, MA 02454-9110, Phone: (781)899-7044, Fax: (781)736-2070, Email:, URL:

Available on VHS
Running time 65 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Biography, Judaism, History--Modern
Philo Bregstein

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