Aviva Kempner’s documentary, “The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg,” delves into the journey of baseball’s pioneering Jewish star, Hank Greenberg. This film illuminates the challenges he faced with anti-Semitism, setting him apart as a symbol of perseverance, both on and off the baseball diamond.

Using archival footage and personal interviews, the narrative explores Greenberg’s legacy with the Detroit Tigers in the 1930s. As a formidable first baseman, Greenberg not only propelled the Tigers to Major League prominence but also became an emblem of hope and resilience for the Jewish community, transcending the barriers of prejudice.

The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg | July 21, 2000 (United States) 7.6
Director: Aviva KempnerWriter: Aviva KempnerStars: Reeve Brenner, Hank Greenberg, Walter MatthauSummary: The life and career of Hank Greenberg, the first major Jewish baseball star in the Major Leagues.


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