For ideological and political reasons, the Soviet Union did not recognize the unique tragedy of the Holocaust. Thus, documentation, research or memorials were not attainable. It was as if the Holocaust of Soviet Jews never existed, and disappeared from collective memory. The second in the series about the Unknown Holocaust, this chapter focuses on people and locations that are surprising and moving. The film takes us from Pushkin to Lubbovichi to Rostov. And also to the Caucus region where the Jews of Nalchik amazingly survived.


Holocaust. The Eastern Front

Doc, 95 min, 2016 - New Release

Written & Directed by: Boris Maftsir
Produced by: Zvi Shefy - Zvi Shefy Productions
In Cooperation with: Film production company "NonstopMedia" (Belarus)
Language: Russian & Hebrew with English, Hebrew, and Russian subtitles

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For ideological and political reasons, the Soviet Union did not recognize the unique tragedy of the Holocaust. Thus, documentation, research or memorials were not attainable. It was as if the Holocaust of Soviet Jews never existed, and disappeared from collective memory. The second in the series about the Unknown Holocaust, this chapter focuses on people and locations that are surprising and moving. The film takes us from Pushkin to Lubbovichi to Rostov. And also to the Caucus region where the Jews of Nalchik amazingly survived.


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  • "A powerful documentary about the story of Rostov. Not only informative, but very moving and made with talent and the right tone. Way to go!"

    Prof. Christina Winkler, Historian
    Moscow, Russia

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  • University of Pennsylvania