The last Jews of Birobidzhan

  • Stalins vergessenes Zion (German title)
  • Stalins Forgotten Zion (Working title)
Documentary | 2003 | arte, ORF [at] | Austria, Netherlands

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LocationsRussland, Israel, Moldavien

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Length of movie2

    Brief synopsis

    The film portrays the remaining Jews of the Siberian Jewish Autonomous
    Region. We follow a family during their preparation to emigrate to
    Israel until their actual journey, and a family who decides to remain,
    giving in to the strong Russian ties.


    Camera Departmentdirector of photographyAndrej Kaluza
    Camera Departmentdirector of photographyKester Dixon
    Camera Departmentdirector of photographyWillem van der Linde
    Director's DepartmentdirectorRob Hof
    ProducerproducerRob Hof
    Production Mgt.assistant production managerLiudmila GertsenRecherche, AL
    ScreenplayresearcherGabriele Wojtiniak

    Production companies

    Rob Hof Film Productions