Micha Shagrir Film Collection

Sarajevo Jewry Immigrating to Israel - Raw Material

33 Minutes, 1994
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Directed by: Micha Shagrir
Production:Micha Shagrir
Photographer: Micha Shagrir
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Against the background of the disintegration of Yugoslavia, a war erupted in April 1992. From the outset of the war until February 1996, Sarajevo was under siege and as a result of bombings, many public buildings were damaged, including the big Ashkenazi synagogue and the old Jewish cemetery. The battles in the area of the city put the members of the Jewish community in danger and in 1994 about 300 of the community members have been rescued with the assistance of the Jewish Agency and the Joint and were transported to Zagreb. Micha Shagrir joined the rescue forces by his filming and documenting the operation adding personal interviews with the immigrants.

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