A Town Called Brzostek

A small town in Poland becomes the centre of an initiative to improve vexed relations between Poles and Jews by reconsecrating an abandoned Jewish cemetery. Along the way unexpected stories of love and survival emerge from the past.

Director Simon Target follows the barely credible story of the British professor Jonathan Webber as he journeys to restore an abandoned Jewish cemetery in a sleepy part of southern Poland. Both the unsuspecting inhabitants of Brzostek and the descendants of Brzostek’s Jews are thrown back into their own past, coming together to witness a once-in-a-lifetime event that firmly cement Brzostek in history. (English – available with Polish subtitles)

From Paris, London, Sydney and New York they came…

Jews who once called Poland home.

Their paths all led back to the same small town.

“A moving record of determination & acceptance…” Roz Tarszisz, J-Wire

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