The Shmooze: The Yiddish Book Center's podcast

Nathan-ism: The Story of Artist Nathan Hilu

Filmaker Elan Golod visits with The Shmooze to talk about his documentary Nathan-ism. The film tells the story of Nathan Hilu, the son of Syrian Jewish immigrants to New York who received a life-changing assignment from the U.S. Army: to guard the top Nazi war criminals at the Nuremberg trials. This experience fueled a lifetime of artistic inspiration for Nathan, a virtually unknown outsider artist who spent the next 70 years obsessively creating a visual narrative from his memories.

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