IGRA is happy to announce that we will be screening the recently released documentary Scandal in Ivansk after the Annual General Meeting taking place on June 18, 2018.

The AGM itself will start at 4:30pm and the movie is scheduled to start at 6:00pm. They will be taking place at the ZOA House, located at 1 Daniel Frisch Street, Tel Aviv.

We would greatly appreciate it if everyone planning to attend the AGM, and/or the movie, would please register on the following web form: https://goo.gl/forms/05zfeP5y0wgOSsWT2.

Registering will help us figure out how many ballots to prepare, the amount of refreshments to order, etc.

Please note that the AGM is only open to members of IGRA.

If there is room we will allow non-members to attend the movie, for a fee which we will determine when we open it up. You can sign up with the above form to get on the waiting list for non-members to attend, and we will e-mail you if we open up attendance with details.


More information on the film:

Scandal in Ivansk
Director: David Blumenfeld
Co-Director: Ami Drozd
Running time: 78 Minutes
Web Site: scandalinivansk.com

In the small Polish town of Ivansk, one word ignites a nationwide controversy. Most of Ivansk’s Jews were killed by the Nazis, and the headstones in the Jewish cemetery were plundered for construction purposes. A group of Jewish descendants from Ivansk restore the town’s cemetery, retrieving what headstones they can. When they commission a plaque that includes the word “collaborator,” a national scandal is unleashed. This timely eye-opening documentary strives to understand why much of the nation won’t accept “collaborator” to describe Polish people who aided the Nazis and benefitted from the genocide of Jews. With the recent explosive row between Poland and Israel over this issue, Scandal in Ivansk explores the subjectivity of history and the politics of memory.

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