Jewish Film Festival: Bogdan’s JourneyWednesday | 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM (08/16/2017) , Duration: 02:00 Categories: Film Festival
Wednesday, August 16th at 8:00, Guild Hall
On July 4, 1946, a crowd of people in Kielce, Poland, murdered holocaust survivors living in the city. Within 24 hours the massacre turned into a sensational international news event. The pogrom became a byword for Polish anti-Semitism. Yet, within the country, until the fall of the communist regime, Poles were forbidden to talk about it. Enter Bogdan Białek and his campaign of reconciliation.
For Bogdan Bialek, a Catholic Pole, anti-Semitism is a sin. 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: the massacre at the site of Europe’s last Jewish pogrom. This film is about change—the process, the results and the cost.