The Kozalchic Affair
Showings
Film Info
Program:Cummings Social Justice Series
Director(s):Roni Ninio
Country:Israel
Poland
Year:2015
Language:Polish
English
Hebrew
Running Time:55 minutes
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:New England Premiere
Topic:Holocaust
Identity
In Person/Special Program:Marek Lesniewski-Laas, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland, Introduction
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/jacobkozalchik
Description

As a Kapo in Auschwitz, Yakov Kozalchic was known as “The Warden of the Death Block.” But Kozalchic also risked his life to save Jewish prisoners. After the war, accusations of collaboration with the Nazis drove Kozalchic to suicide. Now, his 68-year-old son reexamines the legacy of his father, seeking the truth about Yakov’s journey from famed strongman to shunned collaborator.


Screening as part of the Cummings Social Justice Film Series


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