Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

Re: [S-R] Digest Number 2241 "The Shop on Main Street"

Expand Messages
  • lacsni@aol.com
    This sounds like a movie I would like to watch. Past history and the reality of how life was back in that day and how hard they had it too. I must admit, I
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 13, 2006
    • 0 Attachment
      This sounds like a movie I would like to watch. Past history and the reality of how life was back in that day and how hard they had it too. I must admit, I do get emotional when I see certain movies of that time and think how my family must have struggled to get by.

      Donna


      http://www.lachneys-pomeranians.com/


      -----Original Message-----
      From: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Mon, 13 Nov 2006 8:54 AM
      Subject: [S-R] Digest Number 2241


      For genealogy research, queries and assistance in locating information on ancestors who were from areas of the former Austria-H
      Messages In This Digest (3 Messages)
      1.
      Film Review: The Shop on Main Street (1965) Obchod na korze From: Bill Tarkulich
      2a.
      Photos posted to share From: scorpioforu
      2b.
      Re: Photos posted to share From: Joann Pasquariello
      View All Topics | Create New Topic Messages
      1.
      Film Review: The Shop on Main Street (1965) Obchod na korze
      Posted by: "Bill Tarkulich" bill.tarkulich@... smitko2
      Sun Nov 12, 2006 11:30 am (PST)
      Film Review:

      The Shop on Main Street (1965)
      Obchod na korze

      "An inept Slovak peasant is torn between greed and guilt when the
      corrupt, Nazi-backed bosses of his small town appoint him "Aryan
      controller" of an old Jewish widow's button shop. Humor and tragedy
      fuse in this scathing exploration of one cowardly man complicity in
      the horrors of a totalitarian regime."

      If you're wondering what it was like for a non-Jew to live in
      Slovakia in World War II, during the Pogrom, this is a worthy
      watch. I've read a lot of generalizations about the Slovaks being
      pro-Nazi, anti-Nazi; it's much more complex than a generalization.
      This film puts you into the shoes of an ordinary Slovak, trapped
      inside this pro-nazi regime in 1942. You get some sense of what
      life was like, how "Aryan" people struggled to survive. The
      divisiveness within families is glaring – from the husband who finds
      the entire thing repulsive, to his opportunistic wife, to his
      collaborative brother-in-law. What you realize is that life then,
      as now, is about relationships. The carpenter's desire to protect a
      Jewish widow is much more difficult than going with the flow.
      Family pressures pull him this way and that. I was left with a
      sense of what life must have been like in Slovakia.

      It was also interesting to watch a film made in Czechoslovakia
      during Socialism. The setting and events were quite truthful, with
      no ring of propaganda which I had expected.

      I would certainly recommend this to all who had ancestors from
      Slovakia.

      From what I can tell, this film was set in Poprad, Slovakia
      Awards:
      1966 Academy Award®: Best Foreign Language Film
      1967 Academy Award®: Best Actress nominee: Ida Kaminska

      Regards,

      Bill Tarkulich


      Back to top
      Reply to sender | Reply to group | Reply via web post
      Messages in this topic (1)
      2a.
      Photos posted to share
      Posted by: "scorpioforu" beckiblair@... scorpioforu
      Sun Nov 12, 2006 6:03 pm (PST)
      I've just posted some photos in the (PAVLIK) folder that I wanted to
      share of our immigrant ancestors. My significant other's grandfather,
      Juraj Pavlik, born 6/20/1884 Marikova, Hungary (today's Dolna
      Marikova, Slovakia), immigrated 1906, died 6/30/1966 Racine, WI and
      grandmother, Anna Duratny, born 2/11/1889 Banova, Hungary (today's
      Banova, Slovakia) immigrated 1910, died 4/10/1952, Logan, Hocking Co.,
      OH.
      So as not to take up space in our Photo folder, I'll only leave them
      there for a short time.
      Thanks for letting me share.

      Becki


      Back to top
      Reply to sender | Reply to group | Reply via web post
      Messages in this topic (2)
      2b.
      Re: Photos posted to share
      Posted by: "Joann Pasquariello" quiltingjoann@... quiltingjoann
      Sun Nov 12, 2006 9:44 pm (PST)
      Do you know if your significant other's grandfather had a brother named Andrej? Or do you know his parents names? My great uncle was Andrej Pavlik.

      Joann

      scorpioforu <beckiblair@...> wrote:
      I've just posted some photos in the (PAVLIK) folder that I wanted to
      share of our immigrant ancestors. My significant other's grandfather,
      Juraj Pavlik, born 6/20/1884 Marikova, Hungary (today's Dolna
      Marikova, Slovakia), immigrated 1906, died 6/30/1966 Racine, WI and
      grandmother, Anna Duratny, born 2/11/1889 Banova, Hungary (today's
      Banova, Slovakia) immigrated 1910, died 4/10/1952, Logan, Hocking Co.,
      OH.
      So as not to take up space in our Photo folder, I'll only leave them
      there for a short time.
      Thanks for letting me share.

      Becki

      ---------------------------------
      Check out the all-new Yahoo! Mail - Fire up a more powerful email and get things done faster.

      [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


      Back to top
      Reply to sender | Reply to group | Reply via web post
      Messages in this topic (2) Recent Activity
      6 New Photos
      Visit Your Group
      SPONSORED LINKS
      Genealogy
      Genealogy ancestor
      Ancestor genealogy
      Y! GeoCities
      Create a Blog
      And tell the world
      what you think.
      Y! Toolbar
      Get it Free!
      easy 1-click access
      to your groups.
      Yahoo! Groups
      Start a group
      in 3 easy steps.
      Connect with others.
      Need to Reply?
      Click one of the "Reply" links to respond to a specific message in the Daily Digest.Create New Topic | Visit Your Group on the Web
      Messages | Files | Photos | Links | Database | Members
      To unsubscribe from this group, go to http://www.yahoogroups.com/group/SLOVAK-ROOTS -or- send blank email to SLOVAK-ROOTS-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

      Change settings via the Web (Yahoo! ID required)
      Change settings via email: Switch delivery to Individual | Switch format to Traditional
      Visit Your Group | Yahoo! Groups Terms of Use | Unsubscribe

      ________________________________________________________________________
      Check out the new AOL. Most comprehensive set of free safety and security tools, free access to millions of high-quality videos from across the web, free AOL Mail and more.


      [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.