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"We Allow You to Die": What Happened to the Jews of Odessa

October 18, 7:00-9:00 PM

Location: Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852

A Film Screening and Conversation Series with Israeli documentary director Boris Maftsir, creator of the Searching for the Unknown Holocaust film series, October 17-19, 2017

A desert reception sponsored by the Embassy of Israel will follow the screening.

200,000 Jews lived in Odessa before the war. Only half managed to leave before Germany’s Romanian allies entered parts of Soviet territories, including Odessa. The remaining Jews endured murderous round-ups in the initial days of the occupation. 40,000 Jews were murdered in Odessa and another 70,000 Jews were deported to camps and ghettos in Transnistria. The majority were murdered there or died of starvation.  We Allow You to Die is the story of the starvation camp Pechora on the border between Transnistria and the German-occupied Vinnytsia district in Ukraine. A “model” camp that illustrates the murderous policy of the Romanians toward the Jews: death by starvation and disease.

In Russian, Ukrainian and Hebrew, with English subtitles, 66 minutes.

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Boris Maftsir

Boris Maftsir

Documentary Filmmaker
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