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The Pawnbroker

Rosenberg Film Series | Holocaust Museum and Learning Center September 25 Directed by Sidney Lumet USA, 1965, 116 minutes Rod Steiger gives an Oscar-worthy performance as a Jewish pawnbroker and survivor of the Holocaust who has lost faith in humanity. Haunted by visions from his past, he also deals with the harsh realities of working in East Harlem. With Geraldine Fitzgerald and Brock Peters. Introductory remarks and post-screening discussion facilitated by Warren Rosenblum, Professor in the Department of History Politics and International Relations, Webster University. His most recent publication, Jews, Justice, and the Power of ‘Sensation’ in the Weimar Republic, is in the Year Book of the Leo Baeck Institute (2013). He is currently writing a book about the case of a falsely accused Jewish businessman in Germany before the Nazi seizure of power.

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