Bruxelles-transit (1981) AKA Brussels Transit


In one of the first postwar films in Yiddish, director Samy Szlingerbaum retells the story of his childhood through his parents’ immigration to Belgium after WW2 and their subsequent failure to adjust. Stunningly photographed, Brussels Transit weaves together haunting footage of postwar Brussels with astounding black and white photography, offering an emotional journey into one family’s poignant longing for a sense of home alongside European Jewry’s overwhelming isolation after the War. 

Director: Samy Szlingerbaum. AKA Brussels Transit
Writer: Samy Szlingerbaum.
Stars: Hélène Lapiower, Boris Lehman, Jeremy Wald, Suzy Falk, Micha Wald.


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  1. Tveitt Irgens
    October 26, 2021


  2. Robert (Itsik) Goldenberg
    March 1, 2023

    A film that shows the difficulties and hardships of refugees. Very intimate and realistic. Iespecially enjoyed hearing the distinct Warsaw dialect of Yiddish. The subtitles are excellent and very helpful, even for a fairly knowledgeable Yiddish speaker.

    Thank you for making this available for viewing online!

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