More Information About Video of Chofetz Chaim that Has Gone Viral

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The Somehow Frum website contacted the University of Caroline for more information regarding the video of the Chofetz Chaim that has the Jewish world enraptured.

Benjamin Singleton of the university offered the following information about the video:

The film is silent 35mm nitrocellulose negative shot by a Fox News cameraman Hans V. Pebal. Mr. Pebal covered Romania, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Austria for Fox News.

The footage would have been shipped to Fox News headquarters on 10th Avenue in Manhattan where it was developed and edited. In 1980 the University of South Carolina was given a large part of Fox Newsreels and outtakes by 20th Century Fox. This particular film has attracted attention for many years.

Thank you.

Benjamin Singleton
University of South Carolina
Moving Image Research Collections

See the video here:

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{Matzav.com Newscenter}

16 COMMENTS

  1. ??”? ????? ??? ??????? ??”? ???? ????? ???”? ????? 0:27

    ?????”? ? ????? ?????? ???????? 0:47

    ?????”? ??? ???? ???? ??”? 0:57
    ?????? ????? ????, ??????? ????? ??”? ??? ???? ??????? ????”? ???? ??”?

    ?????”? ???????? ? ???? ???? ????????? ??”? 1:47

    ??”? ??? ????? [??. ?????] ??? ??”? ???? 1:57

    ??”? ????? ??? ??????? ??”? ????? ??”? 2:05

    ??”? ????? ????? ??”? 2:22

    ? ??? ??????? ????? ???”? ?????? ????? ????? 2:28

    ??”? ??. ???? ???? ??”? ????? 2:56

    ??”? ????? ?????? ??”? ???? 3:02

    ??? ???? ???????? ???? ???”? 3:16

    ??”? ????? [??. ????] ???? ?? ????? ???? ??? ???? 3:55

    ??”? ??. ???? ?????????? ?????? 3:16

    ??? ????? ???? ???”? ???????? 3:58

    ??”? ?????? ???? ??”? ??? ????? ????? 4:13

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    ??”? ??. ????? ????????? ??”? ????? 4:34

  2. The Chofetz Chaim: 0:57 (or 1:57 – don’t remember).
    R’ Elchonon Wasserman: 2:22 (the one with umbrella).
    Also, The Sfas Emes’s son-in-law is around the time (right before or right after, don’t remember) 2:22.

  3. 0:27 ??”? ????? ??? ??????? ??”? ???? ????? ???”? ?????
    ?????”? ?’ ????? ?????? ??’?????? 0:47
    ?????”? ???? ?????? ???? ???? ??”? 0:57
    ????? ???? ??? ??? ???? ??? ???? ???”? ???? ??”? 0:57
    ?????”? ???????? ?’ ???? ???? ????????? ??”? 1:47
    ??”? ??? ????? ??? ??”? ???? 1:57
    ??”? ????? ??? ??????? ??”? ????? ??”? 2:05
    ??”? ???? ????? ??”? 2:22
    ?’ ??? ??????? ????? ???”? ?????? ????? ????? 2:28
    ??”? ???? ??. ???? ??”? ????? 2:56
    ??”? ????? ?????? ??”? ???? 3:02
    ????? ??? ???? ???????? ???? ???”? 3:16
    ??”? ????? ???? ?? ?’???? ???? ??? ???? 3:55
    ??”? ???? ??. ?????????? ?????? 3:16
    ??? ????? ???? ???”? ???????? 3:58
    ??”? ?????? ???? ??”? ??? ????? ????? 4:13
    ??? ??? ???? ???????? 4:28
    ??”? ????? ??. ????????? ??”? ????? 4:34

  4. But did the ????? ????? take place in Romania, Hungary Checkeslovakia on Austria where this cameraman worked? I don’t think so! Something needs clarification!

  5. ???? ??? ?? ?? ?? ????? ????? ?????? ?????? ????? ????? ????.

    ?????? ???? ???????? ????? ???????????? ???? ??? ??? ?????? ????? ????? ?? ????? ???? ?????? ????? ????? ?????? ???? (?????? ??????? ?????? ?????? ???, ???? ????? ?? 4:51 ????).

    0:28 – ???? ??? ??????? ??”? ????? ????? ???”? ????? ??????.

    0:48 – ???? ?????”? ?’ ????? ?????? ??’?????? ??”?.

    0:57 – ???? ??? ???? ????, ?????? ?? ???? ???? ??? ???? ???????? ?????? ????? ??????, ?????? ??? ????? ?????? ?? ???? ????. (?? ?????? ??????)

    1:37 – ???? ????? ??? ???? ???? ??????? ???? ?? ?”??? ???”.

    1:40 – ????? ????? ??? ???? ??? ???? ???? ?????? ??? ?”??? ???” ?????? ??? ?’ ???? ???? ???? ????.

    1:47 – ???? ?????”? ???????? ?’ ???? ???? ????????? ??”?.

    1:57 – ???? ??”? ??? ????? (?”? ?????) ??? ??”? ????.

    2:01 – ???? ??? ???? ?? ?????? ??? ?”??? ????”.

    2:15 – ???? ??”? ????? ???? ??????? ??”? ????? ??”?.

    2:22 – ???? ??? ????? ????? ??”?.

    2:28 ?? 2:50 – ???? ?’ ??? ??????? ????? ???”? ?????? ????? ?????.

    2:55 – ???? ??”? ?”? ???? ???? ??”? ?????.

    3:00 – ???? ??”? ????? ?????? ??”? ????.

    3:16 – ???? ??? ???? ???????? ?????? ??????? ???? ?????”? ??”? ?????? ???????.

    3:57 – ???? ??? ????? ???? ???”? ????????.

    4:13 – ???? ??? ?????? ????.

    4:33 – ???? ????? ??? ??? ????.

    4:34 – ??”? ?”? ????? ????????? ??”? ?????.
    http://youtu.be/XqExvReelnQ

  6. ??”? ????? ??? ??????? ??”? ???? ????? ???”? ????? 0:27

    ?????”? ?’ ????? ?????? ??’?????? 0:47

    ?????”? ??? ???? ???? ??”? 0:57
    ?????? ????? ????, ??????? ????? ??”? ??? ???? ??????? ????”? ???? ??”?

    ?????”? ???????? ?’ ???? ???? ????????? ??”? 1:47

    ??”? ??? ????? [??. ?????] ??? ??”? ???? 1:57

    ??”? ????? ??? ??????? ??”? ????? ??”? 2:05

    ??”? ????? ????? ??”? 2:22

    ?’ ??? ??????? ????? ???”? ?????? ????? ????? 2:28

    ??”? ??. ???? ???? ??”? ????? 2:56

    ??”? ????? ?????? ??”? ???? 3:02

    ????? ??? ???? ???????? ???? ???”? 3:16

    ??”? ????? [??. ????] ???? ?? ?’???? ???? ??? ???? 3:55

    ??”? ??. ???? ?????????? ?????? 3:16

    ??? ????? ???? ???”? ???????? 3:58

    ??”? ?????? ???? ??”? ??? ????? ????? 4:13

    ??? ??? ???? ???????? 4:28

    ??”? ??. ????? ????????? ??”? ????? 4:34

  7. The clip of the first Knessia Gedola, held in Vienna in 1923, shows images of the Chofetz Chaim arriving at the gathering, where he spoke on two separate occasions According to Benjamin Singleton a production manager at the University of South Carolina’s Moving Image Research Collections which owns the footage, the clip has been available for both study and licensing for 34 years but has become more widely viewed since the MIRC launched a YouTube-style website in 2012. This film was among many thousands of reels given to the University of South Carolina in 1980 by 20th Century Fox. The films were cataloged and viewed by the University library system and made available to the public. The university now keeps the film in an underground vault. The clip is the only known footage in the Fox newsreel collection of the 1923 Knessia Gedola and was shot on August 15th and 16th by Fox News cameraman Hans Von Pebal who covered assignments in Czechoslovakia, Austria, Romania, Yugoslavia and Hungary. Fox News began filming silent newsreels worldwide in 1919 and as technology progressed, Fox started producing footage with sound in 1928 under the name Fox Movietone News with cameramen in over 20 countries. Fox continued recording newsreels in the United States through 1963 and in the United Kingdom, under the name British Movietone News, through 1979. While the nitrocellulose negative was created from 35 millimeter Agfa film it is unknown what type of camera Von Pebal used when he filmed the Knessia Gedolah though it was likely a hand cranked model. Once completed, Von Pebal’s historic footage was placed in a metal can and shipped, undeveloped, to the Fox News office on Manhattan’s West Side and Fox developed and edited the footage with the outtakes negatives cataloged via the Dewy Decimal system where they remained in a can for 57 years. Once acquired by the MIRC the Fox newsreel was transferred to video which can be a complicated process when working with decades-old negatives. As most silent films recorded at the time run at 17 frames per second the Knessia Gedola clip, which consisted of 4,468 frames, would have taken a little over four minutes to transfer to video, once all the necessary preparatory work had been completed.

  8. At 1:37 to the right corner is Rav Yaakov Meir Biderman z”l, a son in law of the Sfas Emes also. He was the one that wrote all of the Sfas Emes on Shas and on the Torah.

  9. Starting at 0:31, Mr. Julius (Yaakov Shlomo) Steinfeld emerges from the left front (back to the camera), disappears in and out a few times to the left, until he is facing the camera at 0:40 – 0:46

  10. ?????? ???? ?? ????: ?????? ????? ?????”? ??? ???? ???? ???????”? ??? ???? ??? ????? ????? ??”? ?????? ?????? ?”? ?????? ??? ??? ??????? ???? ??? ???? ???? ???? ??”? ???? ??”? ??”? ?? ??? ???? ???? ???”? ??? ??? ???????? ????? ??? ?????? ??? ?????? ??”? ?? ??? ?? ???? ???? ???? ??????? ?????? ??????? ???? ????? ??? ??? ????? ?????? ??? ????? ????? ?? ???????? ???? ???”? ????? ????”? ?????: ???? ???? ???? ??? ????? ?????? ?? ?? ??? ???? ???? ????? ??????? ?????? ???? ???”? ??? ?????? ?????? ???? ??”? ???? ???? ?????? ???? ??? ???? ??????

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