Minsky Jewish Heritage Video Collection

The Minsky Jewish Heritage Video Collection is part of Fogler Library’s media collection, thanks to a gift from the Minsky Judaic Studies Fund, supported by the families of Norman Minsky and Leonard and Renee Minsky of Bangor.

Faculty member Laura Lindenfeld submitted the grant to the New York-based Charles H. Revson Foundation, which required matching funds from local donors. The collection is one of only two in Maine (the other is located at the Jewish Federation of Southern Maine) and serves as an important state resource in furthering the understanding and knowledge of Judaism and Jewish life, history, and culture.

The Minsky Jewish Heritage Video Collection is listed in the online URSUS catalog and housed in Circulation Media-Reserve in Fogler Library. Titles remaining in the collection as of 2020 are listed below, including feature films, children’s programs, foreign and Yiddish classics, television programs, and documentaries. Also, several educational guides are available for use in courses or group study settings.


Videos (DVD and VHS) and guides may be viewed in the library, or checked out to University patrons, as well as organizations and individuals throughout the state. Items may not be renewed.

University students, faculty, and staff at Orono may request and check out items from the Circulation Desk for 4 weeks.

Other individuals and organizations should request items through Interlibrary Loan at their local public library. Checkout period is 4 weeks.

To find more information, including whether an item is currently available from Circulation Media-Reserves at Fogler Library, search the title listed below in URSUS, our online catalog.

A few links to streaming films, available only to UMaine students, faculty, and staff, have been added.


Curriculum and Course Guides


An American Tail VIDEOCASSETTE PN1994.5 .A48 1997
Fievel Goes West DVD PN1995.9.A3 F54 2003
The Prince Of Egypt DVD PN1995.9.A43 P75 2002

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Biloxi Blues DVD PN1995.9.C55 B55 2003
Brighton Beach Memoirs VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997.B75 1987
God Is Great… And I’m Not DVD PN1995.9.F67 D54 2004
The Jack Benny Program VIDEOCASSETTE PN1995.9.C55 J33 1997
Radio Days DVD PN1995.9.C55 R33 2001
To Be Or Not To Be DVD PN1995.9.A26 T6 2005
Your Show Of Shows VIDEOCASSETTE PN1992.77.Y65 Y6 1997 V.1

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The Diary Of Anne Frank VIDEOCASSETTE PN1995.9.J46 D5 1997
Enemies, A Love Story DVD PN1995.9.J46 E54 2002
Europa Europa VIDEOCASSETTE D810.J4 P472 1997
Facing Hate DVD BF575.H3 F33 2005
Good Evening Mr Wallenberg VIDEOCASSETTE PN1995.9.H53 G63 1997
Judgment At Nuremberg DVD PN1995.9.T75 J83 2004
Music Box DVD PN1995.9.T75 M87 2003
Night And Fog DVD D805.P7 N54 2016
Nowhere In Africa DVD PN1995.9.F67 N69 2003
The Pianist DVD PN1995.9.H53 P53 2003
Schindler’s List DVD PN1995.9.H53 S35 2004
Shoah DVD D804.195 .S46 2013
Swing Kids DVD PN1995.9.M83 .S95 2002

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International Jewry

Chariots Of Fire VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997 .C47 1997
George Eliot’s Daniel Deronda DVD PN1995.9.J46 G46 2003
Like A Bride (Novia Que Te Vea) DVD PN1995.9.W6 N68 2003
Prisoner Of Honor VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997 .P757 1997
Tevya VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997.85 .S565 1997

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Broken Wings (Kenafayim Shevurot) DVD PN1995.9.F67 K46 2004
Cup Final in Academic Video Online
Fictitious Marriage VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997 .F45575 1997
Hill 24 Doesn’t Answer VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997 .H495 1997
Operation Thunderbolt VIDEOCASSETTE DS119.7 .O6 1998
Siege VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997 .S5585 1997
Yossi and Jagger DVD PN1995.9.H55 Y67 2004

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Jewish Experience in America

The Chosen DVD PN1995.9.J46 C46 2003
Crossfire VIDEOCASSETTE PN1997 .C76 1997
Daniel VIDEOCASSETTE PS3554.O3 B62 1997
Dirty Dancing VIDEOCASSETTE PN1995.9.L6 D57 1997
Free Voice Of Labor–The Jewish Anarchists in Academic Video Online
Funny Girl VIDEOCASSETTE PN2287.B69 F85 1997
Gentleman’s Agreement VIDEOCASSETTE PN1995.7 .G46 1997
Hester Street VIDEOCASSETTE PN1995.9.J46 H47 1990Z
Stranger Among Us DVD PN1995.9.D4 S77 2003
They came for good. Present at the creation, 1654-1820 DVD E184.35 .T43 2001
They Came For Good. Taking Root, 1820-1880: A History Of Jews In The United States DVD E184.35 .T44 2001

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Religion and Identity

Trembling Before G-d DVD HQ75.15 .T74 2003

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Guides (request at Circulation Desk)

American Jewish Comedy: An Introduction PN1995.9.J46 A44 1995
American Jewish Directors: Three Visions Of The American Jewish Experience PN1995.9.J46 F69 1995
Elie Wiesel’s Great Figures Of The Bible BS571 .S28 1998
Growing-Up Stories: Coming Of Age In The Media And In Literature PN1995.9.J46 G76 1995
The Jewish Image In American Film: A Century Of Jewish Characters And Themes. PN1995.9.J46 F722 1996
More Than Chemistry: The Romantic Choices Of American Jews PN1995.9.J46 F57 1995
Perspectives On The Holocaust: A Course For Adolescents D804.33 .J65 1997
Precious Images, Provocative Conversations: A Handbook For Film Groups PN1995.9.J46 B76 1998
Real Americans: The Evolving Identities Of American Jews E184.J5 F55 1996
Visions Of Israel: Israeli Filmmakers And Images Of The Jewish State PN1995.9.I72 A95 1997
Yiddish Culture: Between The Old World And The New PN1995.9.J46 Y53 1995
Jewish Heritage Video Collection
[V. 1]. Manual For Course Leaders
[V. 3]. Manual For Program Administrators
[V. 7]. Guide To Public Performance
PN1995.9.J46 J485 1997 v.1
PN1995.9.J46 J485 1997 v.3
PN1995.9.J46 J485 1997 v.7