Filmmaker and art historian Judith Glatzer Wechslers new documentary is a moving portrait of the life and work of her revered father and scholar Nahum N. Glatzer (1903-1990). Glatzer was professor of Jewish history and philosophy in the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University from 1951- 1973. A foremost disciple of philosopher Franz Rosenzweig, Glatzer succeeded Martin Buber (pictured above with Glatzer) at the University of Frankfurt in 1932. Fleeing Hitler, the Glatzers immigrated to Palestine in 1933 and then on to the US, where he served as editor-in-chief of Schocken Books and published early English editions of Franz Kafka. With over 260 books and articles on Jewish history, philosophy, and midrashic literature, Glatzer was a pioneer in the field of Jewish Studies at Brandeis and throughout the United States.
USA, 2011, 60 minutes
Directed by Judith Glatzer Wechsler