26 Iyar. Leningrad

A film about the unknown pages of the blockade of Leningrad, about the Holocaust at the city walls, where terrible massacres of Jews took place. In these terrible days, the community found its leader. It was Abram Ruvimovich Lubanov, who in 1943 officially became the rabbi of Leningrad. Every year, on January 27, in the Great Choral Synagogue of St. Petersburg, prayers are heard in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, about all the blockade, all the defenders and liberators of Leningrad. They were first performed on January 27, 1944. The film will also tell about the new date in the Jewish calendar - 26 Iyar, the Day of Salvation and Liberation. It was on 26 Iyar, or May 9, that became a turning point in Jewish history, thanks to which the Jews were not only saved from complete destruction, but also found their national home - the state of Israel.

20 minutes
Marat Mardakhaev

Shown at

  1. Moscow Jewish Film Festival - 2020

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