Cinegogue Sessions Vol. 11 — Poland: Then and Now

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Dear JFI Friends and Family,

No country has been more synonymous with the eradication of Jewish life during World War II than Poland. With antisemitism on the rise following the emergence of far-right leadership here and abroad, it’s perhaps with little surprise that even in 2018, Poland had proposed a controversial Holocaust bill that threatened prison sentences to anyone who publicly ascribed blame to the Polish state for crimes committed by Nazi Germany. Though the law would be overturned months later, the sentiments behind the claim still linger throughout modern Poland. In this edition of Cinegogue Sessions, we take you along a journey through Poland’s past and present as we witness a time when Jewish life and culture flourished, when it perished, and when it was resurrected.

Until next time.

Jay Rosenblatt, Program Director
Joshua Moore, Programmer
Margherita Ghetti, Next Wave Programmer

WHO WILL WRITE OUR HISTORY (SFJFF 38)

Click here for a special message from filmmaker Roberta Grossman

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RAISE THE ROOF SFJFF 35

Click here for a special message from director Yari Wolinsky and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Poland

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THE PENCIL (SFJFF 32)

Click above to stream THE PENCIL (SFJFF 32)

Click here to read more about THE PENCIL (SFJFF 32).

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