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The Strongest, Most Vulnerable Man on Earth


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/the_strongest_most_vulnerable_man_on_earth_20020830

"I do not see Jews as victims fated to perish in a Holocaust," says German filmmaker Werner Herzog. "I see them as the strongest and most confident people in the world." True to this vision, Herzog has titled his latest film "Invincible." At its center, he has put Zishe Breitbart, an actual, shtetl-raised, pious blacksmith, who in the early 1930s was acclaimed by German and American audiences as "the strongest man in the world."

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