UKJF: Bogdan's Journey

Cinema

Directed by Michal Jaskulski,  Lawrence Loewinger | 2016 | Poland, USA | English, Polish and Hebrew with English subtitles | 90mins | Suggested certificate 15

In a story that begins with murder and ends with reconciliation, one man persuades the people of Kielce, Poland, to confront the truth about the darkest moment in their past: Kielce was the site of Europe’s last Jewish pogrom.

In 1946 forty holocaust survivors seeking shelter in a downtown building were murdered by townspeople. Communist authorities suppressed the story, leaving the town deeply embittered.

For Bogdan Bialek, a Catholic Pole, anti-Semitism is a sin. This conviction is the animating force of his life. Conflict over the pogrom was still a festering wound when Bialek moved to Kielce in the late 70s. He was shocked by the poisoned atmosphere of his new town. Trained as a psychologist, he has made it his life’s work both to persuade people to embrace their past and to reconnect the city with the international Jewish community.


Please note that this is a partner event organised by JW3 and UKJF and as such your data will be held by both organisations.

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