Laughing in the DarknessBook - 2012
A portrait of writer Sholem Aleichem, whose stories about Tevye the milkman became the basis of the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof. Aleichem (1859-1916) was a rebellious wordsmith who created a new genre of literature and used his remarkable humor to encapsulate the realities of the Eastern European Jewish world in the late nineteenth century. Using a rich collection of archival footage, the film recreates a time in czarist Russia when Jews were second-class citizens and frequent scapegoats in times of social and political unrest.
Publisher: New York : Filmakers Library : Riverside Films : New Video, 
Description: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., col., b&w ; 4 3/4 in
Branch Call Number: DVD 839.109 Sho