"Bogdan's Journey" by Michal Jaskulski and Lawrence Loewinger

Wednesday 25 January 2017, 19:00

Runtime: 90'

Bogdan's Journey, 25 January 2017

Kielce, Poland was the site of Europe’s last Jewish pogrom—in 1946. Townspeople killed over 40 Holocaust survivors seeking shelter in a downtown building, injuring 80 more. As news of the pogrom spread across Poland, Jews fled the country. The Kielce pogrom became a symbol of Polish post-war anti-Semitism in the Jewish world. Under communism, the pogrom was a forbidden subject, but it was never forgotten.

In a free Poland, Bogdan Białek, a Catholic Pole, journalist and psychologist, emerges to talk publicly about the issue. Over time, with great effort, he persuades the people of Kielce to confront this painful history.

The film will be followed by an interactive discussion with:

  • Rory Keane - Head of United Nations Liaison Office for Peace and Security,
  • Daniel Schwammenthal - Director, American Jewish Committee (AJC) Transatlantic Institute.

The film has English subtitles and has a run time of 90 minutes


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