Кадр из фильма «The Book of Curses .The Diary of Benjamin Berkovich»
Книга проклятий. Дневники Бениамина Берковича
The Book of Curses .The Diary of Benjamin Berkovich
  • 68 min.
  • russian

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In 2005, the diary of Beniamin Berkovich, one of the prisoners of the Novogrudok ghetto in Belarus, was found in the archives of the Jewish Institute in Warsaw. Before the liquidation of the ghetto, the author of the diary handed it over to his pre-war Pole acquaintance and asked him to save it. During the repatriation after the war, at the risk to the family, Romuald Pelyakhovsky (that was the name of the Pole), secretly took the diary to Poland and handed it over to the Jewish Historical Institute. Michael Kagan, an Israeli engineer, and Tamara Vershitskaya, director of the Novogrudok Historical Museum, are following in the footsteps of Berkovich's fate. The authors of the film reveal another page from the history of the Holocaust on the territory of Belarus and try to explore the attitude of different generations of Israeli Jews to anti-Semitism and revenge issues in today's conditions.



Yuri Gorulev
Yuri Gorulev
Alexander Lavysh
Tamara Vershitskaya, Michael Kagan
Yuri Valmus
Sound operator
Viktor Krasnov

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