In A Yiddish World Remembered the story of Jewish life in Eastern Europe is brought to life again by some of the remaining eyewitnesses. Accompanied by never-before-seen archival films, vintage photographs, and, of course, traditional Klezmer and cantorial music, the documentary takes a realistic and enlightening look at this unique and all-but-vanished way of life. For those in rural communities, there was often no running water or electricity. For many, anti-Semitism was a part of daily life. And of everyone, crowded conditions and poverty seemed to prevail. But through the eyes of the individuals interviewed, in A Yiddish World Remembered, Jewish communities were close-knit and often, even joyous places to live. This television special, narrated by Academy Award nominated actor Elliott Gould, explores everything from the fascinating language of Yiddish - said to be the soul of the Jewish people - to the Rabbis and Rebbes that often ran the communities, to the balebustes (good housewives) whose floors were so clean you could eat off of them!