DIRECTION: Borys Lankosz
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Borys Lankosz
MUSIC: El¿bieta Tyszecka
EDITING: Wojciech Anuszczyk
PRODUCED: Fargo Film Group, TVP
PRODUCER: Beata Bart
October of 1941 first transport of Jews from Western
Europe had arrived at the Radegast station. Between
that date and August 29th of 1944 Germans had sent 250
thousand Jews to death camps in Chelmno and Auschwitz.
The Borys Lankosz's documentary is a story about so
called "inteligencia": lawyers, doctors, professors,
philosphers, writers. All were forced to relocate to
the Lodz's ghetto from Prague, Vienna, Frankfurt where
two worlds had collided: the aristocracy and intelligencia
of the western Jews with the eastern Jews' working class.
With a terrifying cold the eye witnesses to the events
describe the terror of the ghetto's every-day life where
what has been left after 250 thousand people are burnt
bones and unsent post cards. Using modern and old photographs,
reports and authentic speeches of Chaim Rumkowski, the
Lodz ghetto Judenrat leader (played by an actor), authors
of the film are trying to gain an insight into a tragic
reality of that time.