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SHIMON REDLICH’S RETURN TO UKRAINE AND POLAND – ISRAELI FILM

The discussion will be moderated by Martina Pesenti, Director of the Ukrainian Institute and will feature Shimon Redlich, Professor Emeritus, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Dr Joanna Michlic, Lecturer in Contemporary History, University of Bristol. Dr Michlic is one of the world's leading experts on families, children, and a senior scholar of the Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

This documentary has been filmed in Ukraine, Poland and Israel. It tells the story of Shimon Redlich, Israeli historian and child survivor. He returns to the sites of loss and survival in Western Ukraine, where he was saved by Poles and Ukrainians, and to places where he lived in postwar Poland. His happy prewar childhood and the fact that he was rescued and not denounced by his neighbors, affected his lifetime attitudes and perceptions. A collector of memories and a seeker of good will, Shimon leads the viewers on a journey across Ukraine and Poland, uncovering brighter sides of the darkest of times.

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