Bogdan’s Journey

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: Kielce was the site of Europe’s last Jewish pogrom. In 1946 forty holocaust survivors seeking shelter in a downtown building were murdered by townspeople. Communist authorities suppressed the story, leaving the town deeply embittered. For Bogdan Bialek, a Catholic Pole, anti-Semitism is a sin. This conviction is the animating force of his life. Conflict over the pogrom was still a festering wound when Bialek moved to Kielce in the late 70s. He was shocked by the poisoned atmosphere of his new town. Trained as a psychologist, he has made it his life’s work both to persuade people to embrace their past and to reconnect the city with the international Jewish community.

Year:
2016
Length:
90 minutes
Country:
Director:
Michal Jaskulski, Lawrence Loewinger

Shown at

  1. Copenhagen Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  2. Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival - 2017

3 Responses

  1. Stephen Brazina says:

    Kindly provide the contact information for the U.S. distributor for this film “Bogdan’s Journey”.
    Thank you

  2. Marvin Polonsky says:

    Just saw this amazing film at the Brownstone Brooklyn Shoah Memorial at Union Temple. Well done!

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