"Two barns" - Jedwabne Pogrom documentary (free on Vimeo). #poland #holocaust


Theo Rafael
 

"Two barns" (2014) is a powerful documentary about the Jedwabne massacre posted online by producer Roy Mandel: https://vimeo.com/104504131. It features testimonies from Holocaust survivors, local Christian Poles and interviews with historians Jan Tomasz Gross, Yehuda Bauer, Jan Garbowski and Hava Dreifuss. In stark contrast, the story of Shevach Weiss who survived the Holocaust hidden underground by Polish neighbors and who went on to become Speaker of the Knesset and Israeli Ambassador to Poland is also intertwined in the storyline. 
The documentary points out that tens of thousands of Jews were killed by their local neighbors in villages across Poland, Russia and Ukraine, Jedwabne being the most notorious such event.
A gripping, highly recommended watch.

Theo Rafael
 

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