Echoes that Remain

Narrated by Martin Landau and Miriam Margolyes



"Informative, enlightening, but most importantly, it touches all of us.
My parents' shtetl in Eastern Europe came alive for me on the screen."

– Alan King, producer, director, comedian 

In 1991, the Center produced Echoes That Remain, a warm and rich documentary portrait of Eastern European Jewry before the Holocaust. It combines hundreds of rare archival photos and previously unseen film footage with live action sequences shot on location at the sites of former Jewish communities in Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland and Romania.

The film's production team spent over a year of research in archives around the world collecting film footage and photographs to help dramatize the folk stories, parables, and anecdotes.

Playing an important role in the film are a series of evocative images from the famed photo biographer of Eastern European shtetl life, the late Roman Vishniac.

Echoes That Remain has been screened in theaters and film festivals in North and South America, Europe, and Asia and has been the recipient of numerous awards.

Running time 60 min.

Narrated by
Martin Landau and Miriam Margolyes

Cinematography by
Michael Anderson

Original music score composed and conducted by
Carl Davis

Edited by
Roy Watts

Written by
Rabbi Marvin Hier

Adapted for the screen by
Arnold Schwartzman

Co-Produced by
Richard Trank

Produced by
Arnold Schwartzman and Rabbi Marvin Hier

Directed by
Arnold Schwartzman