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Searching For The Unknown Holocaust

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.

Almost half of the 6 million Jews killed in the horrors of Holocaust were soviet Jews. For ideologocal and political reasons Soviet Union didn’t recognize the uniqueness of the Holocaust tragedy. 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.