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.

90 minutes
Michal Jaskulski, Lawrence Loewinger

Shown at

  1. Baltimore Jewish Film Festival - 2017
  2. Berkshire Jewish Film Festival - 2017
  3. Chicago Jewish Film Festival - 2017
  4. Copenhagen Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  5. Copenhagen Jewish Film Festival - 2017
  6. Gainesville Jewish Film Fest - 2017
  7. Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival - 2017
  8. Sarasota-Manatee Israel Film Festival - 2017
  9. Southampton Jewish Film Festival - 2017
  10. Westchester 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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