In 1968, following student demonstrations, Poland expelled the last remaining Jews from what once was the largest Jewish settlement in the world, effectively ending over a thousand years' history. The few that were left behind had to blend into Polish society without the ability or will to preserve any religious, ethnic, cultural or national Jewish identity. FAREWELL TO MY COUNTRY tells the story of many who were discriminated against, persecuted and eventually forced to flee; it is the story of the silent elimination of the remaining Jewish community by the ruthless communist regime. Using rare and never-before-seen footage, the film intimately reveals the experience of emigrants by way of the communists' state-sponsored persecution.
Andrzej Krakowski is a screenwriter and film director whose films, as a screenwriter include Robert M. Young's Triumph of the Spirit (1989), John Irvin's Eminent Domain (1990) and The Politics of Cancer (1994), and whose work as a film director includes The Politics of Cancer (1994).
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