"Ladies Tailor (Damskiy portnoy)" directed by Leonid Gorovets, USSR, 1990, 92 min, in Russian with English subtitles. Introduction by Olga Gershenson, UMass.
Kiev, on the eve of Babi Yar, 1941: the last 24 hours of a Jewish tailor and his family in an intense drama of the fate of the Jews under Nazi and Soviet tyranny, without onscreen violence. Co-sponsored with the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide & Memory Studies and the Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival.
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