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Watch Summer Haven: Jews in the Catskills During and After the Holocaust

Phil Brown of the Catskills Institute examines the lives of local residents, resort owners, guests, and workers of the Catskills resort area through the lens of the Holocaust. A haven for both survivors and earlier Jewish refugees, the Catskills offered Jews ways to release their rising fears during and after the war years by engaging in community life. Learn how Jews began to vacation without guilt in "The Mountains," launching the "Golden Era" of the resort area in the 1950s and 1960s -- and how Yiddish language and culture (and even Yiddish jokes) in the Catskills were a form of resistance."


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Jews in the Catskills