March 14, 2007

Films: NYC Film event "Saved by Deportation: An Unknown Odyssey of Polish Jews"

Received by email:
From: "Vlady Rozenbaum"

Dear Friends,

Saved by Deportation: An Unknown Odyssey of Polish Jews, is finally out and I am proud to announce that its New York Premiere will take place at the The Makor/Steinhardt Center on March 14 and 15, 2007 at 6 PM and 8 PM. BothRobert and myself will be there for a Q&A session following the screening.

It took Robert Podgursky, a co-producer of this film, and myself, more thenseven years to complete this film, and we consider it 'a labor of love'.This feature documentary (80 min.) has already won the Audience Award forthe Best Documentary at The Washington Jewish Film Festival in WashingtonD.C. in December of 2006.

In 1940, a year before the Nazis started deporting Jews to death camps, Joseph Stalin ordered the deportation of approximately 200,000 Polish Jewsfrom Russian-occupied Eastern Poland to forced labor settlements in theSoviet interior. As cruel as Stalin's deportations were, ultimately they largely saved Jewish lives, for the deportees constituted the overwhelming majority of Polish Jews who escaped the Nazi Holocaust. Saved by Deportation not only tells this story, but it re-traces the path Asher and Shyfra Scharf traveled more than 60 years ago from Poland to Siberia to the former Soviet states of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan in Central Asia.

This little-known storyof survival is both a harrowing adventure and an affirmation of human goodness during times of great darkness.You can find out more about this film and/or order a DVD or VHS copy of thefilm on its website:

Slawomir Grunberg

Theater address and contact:
35 West 67th StreetBetween Central Park West and Columbus Avenue

To purchase a ticket online go to:

Log In Productions
4 La Rue Rd.
Spencer, NY 14883Tel: 607 589 4709; Fax: 607 589 6151; Cell: 917 864 0715