From the director of Escape to the Rising Sun comes this first-ever documentary devoted to the Jews of Rhodes, whose ancestors found refuge there after their expulsion from Spain in the 15th century. For five centuries, the Juderiya, the Jewish quarter of Rhodes, rang with the work, songs, and celebrations of Ladino-speaking Jews, many of whom traded with Salonika, Alexandria, Cairo, and Palestine.

Rhodes Forever is a contemporary portrait that ties the Jews of Rhodes with their descendants. It tells the remarkable but largely unknown story of these people who despite the physical destruction of their community during WWII, managed to transplant their unique Jewish culture elsewhere, notably in the Belgian Congo and Europe.


"... an invaluable testimony to a once-proud community which was decimated by the Nazi scourge."
- Vic Alhadeff, Australian Jewish News


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Rhodes Forever
Rhodes nostalgie

Belgium, 1995, 60 minutes, Color/B&W
Spanish, French, Italian and Greek with English subtitles
Directed by Diane Perelsztejn

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Public Exhibition formats: 16mm, Beta, DVD





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