THE MYSTERY OF THE BLACK BOOK

TAALUMAT HASEFER HASHAHOR

By Boris MAFTSIR

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Documentary - Completed 2019

In 1947, "The Black Book", a collection of testimonies and articles about the Holocaust in the Soviet Union was to be published in Moscow, but it was shelved by the Russian authorities. Why did Stalin decide to hide the solid and documented evidence of the Holocaust in the Soviet Union?

Festivals
& Awards

ArtDocFest International Documentary Film Festival, Moscow 2019
haifa film festival 2019
Ogeechee International History Film Festival 2019
• Winner: Merit Award
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (online) 2021
Doc Market Films
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • ISRAEL
    • Languages
    • RUSSIAN, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Duration
    • 70 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Boris MAFTSIR
    • Writer(s)
    • Boris MAFTSIR
    • Producer(s)
    • Zvi SHEFY (Zvi Shefy Productions), Boris MAFTSIR
    • Synopsis
    • Famous Soviet Writer Ilya Ehrenburg initiated and gathered comprehensive information about the Holocaust in the Soviet Union. It was named ''The Black Book''. In October 1947, the book was to be published in Moscow - a collection of testimonies and articles about the murder of 2.7 Million Jews under Nazi occupation in the Soviet Union. The book was shelved by the authorities, as if the Holocaust of Soviet Jews had never occurred at all. Why did Stalin decide to hide the solid and documented evidence of the Holocaust in the Soviet Union? Did Soviet Jewry’s enthusiasm on the establishment of the State of Israel cause collective punishment against them by the government? Since the revolution, Soviet Jews had been considered loyal partners in the building and administration of the Soviet Union. Why and how did they become suspects of dual loyalty, potential traitors, second class citizens?