Jozsef Faludi: An Orthodox Childhood / Faludi Jozsef : Egy ortodox gyerekkor

Poster for Jozsef Faludi: An Orthodox Childhood / Faludi Jozsef : Egy ortodox gyerekkor Jozsef, who attended both a religious and a secular school as a child, paints for us a picture of growing up in the bustling, small Jewish community of the small Hungarian town of Kiskoros. His father, an orthodox Jew, served in the First World War and had a small leather goods shop. Jozsef attended yeshiva, and in 1939 emigrated to Palestine, where he worked in a dressmaker's shop in Tel Aviv . Jozsef left his orthodoxy behind and married a Yemini woman, Zarum Mazal, who he met through the Communist party. His family, who remained in Hungary, were all killed during the Holocaust. Jozsef and Zarum retumed to Hungary in 1948 and changed their name from Fogler to Faludi (more Hungarian sounding). They had three sons. Although not in the film, Jozsef did not pass on Jewish traditions to his sons; none married Jews. Jozsef joined the Communist Party in 1949, which helped him find a job as a manual laborer. Jozsef never returned to Judaism, but gives private Hebrew and Yiddish lessons at home.

Original title:
Faludi Jozsef : Egy ortodox gyerekkor
6 minutes

Shown at

  1. 10th Annual Ventura County Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  2. 11th Annual Temple Emanu-El Kirk Cashmere Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  3. 15th Annual Louisville Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  4. 17th Denver Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  5. Athens Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  6. Budapesti Zsidó és Izraeli Filmfesztivál - 2017
  7. Budapesti Zsidó és Izraeli Filmfesztivál - 2018
  8. Charlotte Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  9. Cherry Hill Volvo Jewish Film Festival - 2012
  10. Columbia Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  11. Farthest North Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  12. Katz Jewish Community Film Series - 2013
  13. Riverside Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  14. Sacramento Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  15. Triad Jewish Film Festival - 2013

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