Yitzhak (Mimish) Herbst (1916-1978)
Yitzhak (Mimish) Herbst was a Slovakian-born Israeli cinematographer. During World War II, he became involved in Hungary’s Zionist Youth underground movement. Herbst was subsequently arrested and tortured, and following his release, he immediately resumed his underground activities. In 1949, he immigrated to Israel where he embarked on a cinematography career. Herbst shot scores of documentaries and foreign policy PR films (aka ‘hasbara’), including some of Israeli cinema’s greatest 1960s motion pictures.
In 1967, he teamed up with Ya’ackov Hame’iri to direct the critically acclaimed documentary, Six Days Forever. Highlights of his cinematography credits include Brennender Sand (Raphael Nussbaum, 1960), Eight in the Footsteps of One (Menahem Golan, 1964), Trunk to Cairo (Menahem Golan, 1965), and Seduced in Sodom (aka Fortuna) (Menahem Golan, 1966).


Six Days to Eternity

Directed by Yaackov Hameiri, Yitzhak Herbst, 1967
שישה ימים לנצח
Rental English subs.

87 min.


Blazing Sands

Directed by Raphael Nussbaum, 1960
חולות לוהטים
English subs.

98 min.



Directed by Yitzhak Herbst

11 min.


Honey in the Feet: the Four Day March

Directed by Yitzhak Herbst
דבש ברגליים: צעדת ארבעת הימים

12 min.


In The Land Of The Negev

Directed by Yitzhak Herbst
בארץ הנגב

11 min.

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