Blind Love: A Holocaust Journey Through Poland with Man’s Best Friend

Blind Love recounts a trip to Poland of six blind Israelis and their guide dogs who took part in the annual March of the Living, where they visited once thriving sites of Jewish life and culture. On Holocaust Remembrance Day, the blind participants and their guide dogs marched from Auschwitz-Birkenau in memory of the victims of Nazi genocide and against prejudice, intolerance and hate. The Holocaust survivors who appear in the film are Belgian Auschwitz survivor David Shentow, and Polish born Max Glauben, a survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto and Majdanek. Both survivors reflect upon the dramatic contrast in the usage of dogs by those who sought to harm innocent people. and those who employ dogs in the service of others. David Shentow describes his arrival in Auschwitz at 17 years of age, recalling how the man standing next to him was attacked - and killed - by a German Shepherd upon the order of a Nazi guard, for refusing to part with a family photo. Max Glauben shares his impressions about seeing guide dogs on the March of the Living, helping - not attacking - the blind Jewish visitors walking through the former concentration camp.

Year:
2015
Length:
27 minutes
Country:
Director:
Eli Rubenstein
Poster for Blind Love: A Holocaust Journey Through Poland with Man’s Best Friend

Shown at

  1. Edmonton Jewish Film Festival - 2016

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