A Documentary Project by Boris Maftsir
It can be said that a man dies three times:
The first time, when he actually dies
The second time, when he is buried
The third time, when his name is no longer remembered.
They did not allow documentation, research and commemoration.
It is as if the Holocaust of the Soviet Jews did not occur, it was erased from collective memory.
It was only after the dissolution of the Soviet Union that the memories of almost 2.7 million of its Jews, murdered between 1941-1945, could be restored.
For the first time, here is their story.
This is a late tribute to the victims and to the history of those whose story was not recorded.
The first task of the films in the series –
Documenting the events and photographing the witnesses:
At the locations of the events
In the exact time of year that they occurred.
Recreate the events and places to viewers.
Create a personal connection.
We are working against the clock - the youngest witnesses are at least 85 years old.
The Films of the Projects – include dozens of places and stories, and these are only a tiny part of the murder of Soviet Jews.