Eastern Europe

49,172

49,172 Jews in Bulgaria escaped the atrocities of the Holocaust. This is their story.

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Aliyah Dada

Aliyah Dada uses the avant-garde style to bring the rich and tragic history of Jews in Romania to life, culminating in a new Jewish renaissance. ...

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Birobidzhan

There was once an independent communist state for Jews under Stalin. What became of Birobidzhan?

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A Bitter Taste of Freedom

The ultimate film about Anna Politkovksaya, Russian journalist killed in 2006.

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Destination Unknown

They survived but could they be free?

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The Dybbuk: A Tale of Wandering Souls

Every year 30,000 Hasidim flock to Ukraine visiting their leader’s grave -- where thousands of Jews were slaughtered in 1768.

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Farewell to My Country

In 1968, following student demonstrations, Poland expelled the last remaining Jews from what once was the largest Jewish settlement in the world,...

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Finding Babel

Isaac Babel's writings are subversive masterpieces, challenging the ideology of the early Soviet Union, and resulting in his arrest and execution...

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From Shtetl to Swing

Between 1880 and 1924, 2.5 million Jews fled persecution in Russia and Eastern Europe, kissed the shtetl goodbye and migrated to America. Turning...

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The Last Jew from Drohobych

The story Alfred Schreyer tells is so remarkable that a lifetime is not sufficient to comprehend it. But this is the everyday, gruesome, uncanny...

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Liga Terezin

It was a game against the Nazis...

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Lost Town

An obsessive search to understand the Nazi-obliterated town, Trochenbrod, made famous by Jonathan Safran Foer's "Everything Is Illuminated."

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The Return

How do you build your identity when your past has been stripped away?

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