In the footsteps of the Cantonists

By ROBERT HERSOWITZ July 28, 2016 Those who had survived the 25 years of forced conscription in the tsar’s army were brought to be reintegrated into Jewish life. Most knew nothing about their heritage or religion. Two Jewish boys conscripted into the tsar’s Army, in Lithuania in the late 19th…

The Forgotten Holocaust: The Films of Boris Maftsir

An Israeli filmmaker works to revive the neglected, terrible history of Shoah victims in the Soviet Union By Izabella Tabarovsky January 27, 2017       (see http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/222730/films-of-boris-maftsir#)    In  a series of spellbinding documentaries, Boris Maftsir, an Israeli filmmaker, has been racing to prevent the last traces of the Holocaust in the USSR from…