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Cuprum227 Jan 2023 9:39 a.m. PST

Movie trailer:

The film is based on the feat of the partisan Nikolai Kiselev, an officer, politruk of the Red Army, who in August-October 1942 saved 218 people by leading a group of Jews, mostly women, old people and children, from the Nazi occupation zone. A detachment of five partisan fighters led by Kiselev led exhausted and hungry people through the forests, pursued by German punishers, for almost 1,500 km. In 2005, the Israeli International Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Yad Vashem, awarded Nikolai Kiselev the title of Righteous Among the Nations, and his name was placed on the wall of honor in the Garden of the Righteous. The descendants of the saved people gather annually in Tel Aviv to honor his memory.

Wikipedia article about Nikolai Kiselev:


Choctaw27 Jan 2023 10:44 a.m. PST

I'll pass on Russian propaganda. I see enough of the real Russians on the nightly news.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2023 10:50 a.m. PST

It looks like a story worth telling.

Korvessa27 Jan 2023 11:55 a.m. PST

Even evil regimes can have good people sometimes

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2023 11:58 a.m. PST

No one should tar everyone with the same brush, not all Russians are evil, just as not all Americans (substitute any nation you wish) are.

Putin and his cronies are a different matter…

14Bore27 Jan 2023 1:40 p.m. PST

I would watch it in a heartbeat, watch lots of Russian movies, especially if can get them free

Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2023 5:31 p.m. PST

When the Soviet Union collapsed, their equivalent of US Social Security (payments to the elderly) also collapsed in many areas, leaving people with no income and too old to work. Yad Vashem provided money to people identified as "Righteous Among the Nations," people who had helped local Jews at considerable risk to themselves.

When this showed up in my Combined Federal Campaign list of charities we could donate to, I called up the US office and asked them if they would be offended to receive money from United Methodist riffraff like me, and they were good with that. From time to time, they would send me a newsletter talking about individuals in Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, or Poland. Many of these folks had hidden one or two Jews, frequently children, from the Gestapo, knowing that if they were discovered, not only the Jews would be killed, but so would the people trying to protect them. Usually, they were farmers. I hadn't realized there were large scale efforts like Kiselev's working at getting Jews out of Nazi occupied territory.

Interesting looking film.


Arjuna28 Jan 2023 12:06 a.m. PST

Decent film.
Could be even better if not for Ukrainian Holocaust survivors fleeing to Germany at the time it was filmed.
The country of the perpetrators, the country of the murderers.
Can anyone even imagine what that may mean to them?

Fled from Russian soldateska, rockets, sledgehammers.

But, nice try, go on.

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