Miriam Krant

Co-founder of National Center for Jewish Film

Miriam Krant, co-founder with Sharon Rivo of the National Center for Jewish Film, died Feb. 26 from complications brought on by influenza. She was 78.

Born in the Bronx, N.Y., she settled in Brookline, Mass., where she began using 16mm film in creating outreach programs for geriatric patients. Krant and Rivo began the National Center for Jewish Film when they acquired a collection of Yiddish features that needed restoration. With the Center, she worked on preserving dozens of Yiddish features, documentaries and newsreels and held an annual film festival at Brandeis University, where the Center is headquartered.

She is survived by a son, a daughter and three grandsons.

Donations may be made to the Miriam Saul Krant Preservation Fund at the National Center for Jewish Film.

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