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Past Events

Past EventsWednesday, February 25

Alcazar - A Night Club at War

A rare documentary based on the unique home movie footage of a group of 14 Jews hiding from the Nazis above the Alcazar night-club in Amsterdam, at the time of the German occupation. Accompanied by contributions from Harry Swaab, who shot the film, and other survivors.

1985- directed by Bert Koetzier and produced by Marjan Elkerbout

The London Jewish Cultural Centre (LJCC) raises Jewish consciousness within the community with the most exciting educational programmes and cultural events for people of all ages. The Centre attracts world renowned teachers in addition to leading politicians, writers, journalists, commentators, actors and musicians.

In 1994, the LJCC introduced the LJCC Film Archive, the organized use of moving image with what is now considered to be the most extensive collection of Jewish related film in Europe.

Used by film makers and researchers, the Archive is organized into sections which provide valuable material to complement the LJCC's educational and cultural experience. From Hollywood to Eastern Europe, the collection reveals the rich wealth of Jewish life from the very early cinema to the present day. Off-air productions of both feature films and documentaries are fed into the Archive regularly.

In order to satisfy copywrite laws the Archive is licensed with the Education Recording Agency. Connections with other organisations include the British Schools and University Film and Video Council, The Imperial War Museum, The Steven Spielberg Archive and the United States Washington Congressional Library.

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