Film and Introduction from Dr. Anna Shternshis
A powerful film about the 1943 uprising and escape from the prison camp. Soviet-Jewish Officer Alexander Pechersky achieved the seemingly impossible by organizing a daring and carefully-orchestrated revolt that led to a mass escape–the most successful uprising at any camp. Director Konstantin Khabenskiy also explores the internal politics between the conspirators and the Jews who worked as camp police for the Nazis (118 minutes, Russian with English subtitles, 2018).
Anna Shternshis, The Al and Malka Green Professor of Yiddish Studies and Director of the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Toronto, will introduce and contextualize the film.
Presented with the Toronto Jewish Film Festival.