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From Hell to Hell (1997)

A Film from the Artur Brauner Collection at Our Library

Scene from the movie

Scene from the movie From Hell to Hell
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Shortly before her deportation, the Polish Jew Helena entrusts her daughter Fela to a childless neighbor. When she comes to pick her up after the war, the two women enter into a fierce battle. The conflict between the local Polish population and the Jewish survivors about the return of residential property escalates into a pogrom.

Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin. The W. M. Blumenthal Academy is marked in green

Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy, Library
Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin Postal address: Lindenstraße 9-14, 10969 Berlin

This German–Belarusian co-production portrays the Kielce Pogrom of 4 July 1946, in which forty-two Jews were murdered. The deadly riots were a clear signal to the Shoah survivors to leave the country. "You are murderers! I hate and despise you!" Fela shouts after her Polish foster mother at the end of the film.

Starring Anja Kling. Directed by Dmitri Astrachan.

From Hell to Hell

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Kielce pogrom

In the city of Kielce, Poland on 4 July 1946 there was an outbreak of violence against the Jewish community centre's gathering of refugees by the Polish Communist armed forces.

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