We Live Again
Nous Continouns

France, 1946, 53 minutes, B&W
Yiddish with some English subtitles

Produced by the Central Committee for Child Welfare of the Union of Jews for Resistance and Mutual Aid

by The National Center for Jewish Film

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Public Exhibition Format: 35mm


Among the first movies to deal with the subject of the Holocaust, this documentary about Jewish war orphans opened in New York in September 1948 and has rarely been seen since. According to film critic Jim Hoberman, the film was modeled on Children Must Laugh, a pre-war Yiddish-language picture about Jewish orphans.

We Live Again incorporates newsreels, actual footage of children receiving aid from relief agencies, and a few staged sequences. An introductory credit reads: "This film is about the children in the Homes and Camps of France, operated under the auspices of the Jewish Union for Resistance and Mutual Aid. It was produced in the summer and fall of 1946, two years after the Liberation and is dedicated to the memory of those who died so that their children might live and laugh in peace."

The film is an important companion piece to both Our Children and Long Is the Road, two post-war films about displaced persons restored by NCJF with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

NCJF Film Restoration

Preservation and restoration was made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts.


Producers M. Nahelfer, O. Fessler, A. Hamza, I. Holodenko, J. Weinfeld
Photography Agai Defassiaux
English Titles Charles Clement

2003 Restoration © The National Center for Jewish Film

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Children Must Laugh

Long is the Road

Our Children


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