Hungary, 1945: “This scene accurately and bravely represents why it was impossible for Jews to seek justice in the postwar period” [VIDEO]

Taboo-breaking film depicts Hungary’s grim welcome to Holocaust survivors
by Cnaan Liphshiz
October 28, 2017

The time is just after the defeat of Nazi Germany. Two Orthodox Jews disembark from a train at a rural station in Soviet-occupied Hungary and, after offloading a heavy bag, they begin a silent, hourlong walk to a nearby village. The purpose of their journey is not known. But their arrival in the village sets in motion a series of tragic and violent events, as some residents worry the visitors will expose crimes they committed during the Nazi occupation, with potentially deadly consequences for the perpetrators. Such is the premise of the award-winning Hungarian movie “1945.” The black-and-white feature, filmed last year, is one of just a handful of movies ever produced in Hungary about the theft of Jewish property during the Holocaust. READ MORE

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