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Dialogue: A Polish-Jewish Film Series: Scandal in Ivansk

Event Type
Film Screening
art, arts, holocaust, jewish culture, polish culture
European Union Center; Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center; New Directions in East European Jewish Culture (an IPRH cluster); and the Program in Jewish Culture and Society
Lucy Ellis Lounge (Rm 1080), Foreign Languages Building
Apr 19, 2018   5:45 pm  
Lizy Mostowski
Originating Calendar
European Union Center Events

From the Toronto Jewish Film Festival website: "In the small Polish town of Ivansk, one word ignites a nationwide controversy. Most of Ivansk’s Jews were killed by the Nazis, and the headstones in the Jewish cemetery were plundered for construction purposes. A group of descendants of Ivansk Jews restore the town’s cemetery, retrieving what headstones they can. When they commission a plaque that includes the word “collaborator,” a national scandal is unleashed. This eye-opening documentary strives to understand why much of the nation won’t accept “collaborator” to describe Polish people who aided the Nazis and benefitted from the genocide of Jews." Watch the trailer.


Each film screening in the Dialogue series will be followed by a thoughtful discussion on the topic of the film. All are welcome to attend. All films will have English subtitles.

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