Film screening: “Bogdan’s Journey”
dir. Michał Jaskulski, Lawrence Loewinger, 2016
At 7/9 Planty Street in Kielce, there is a two-story, relatively small house. Right after the war, it was the site of the Jewish Committee, in which a few dozen Holocaust Survivors found refuge. On July 4th, 1946, the citizens of Kielce, prompted by gossip about Jews kidnapping a Polish boy and with the support of the local militia, soldiers and officers of the Department of Security, killed over 40 people. A few decades later Bogdan Białek, a psychologist, a Catholic, and a social worker, is trying to bring back the memory of these events and to understand how they are perceived by contemporary citizens of Kielce and by others.
The screening will be preceded by an introduction by Dr. Joanna Preizner.
Film screening as part of the project “(In)separable. Difficult Subjects in Polish-Jewish Relations,” 4th edition.
Partners: Camera of David Foundation, Warsaw Jewish Film Festival, Institute of Jewish Studies of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow.
In Polish with English subtitles.