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Border Street (1948)

Ulica Graniczna (original title)
The story of Polish and Jewish families living side by side in one Warsaw street. Everything changes once and for all with the Nazi invasion.

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Mrs. Klara
Jerzy Leszczynski ...
Dr. Józef Bialek
Wladyslaw Godik ...
Grandfather Libermann
Wladyslaw Walter ...
Cieplikowski
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Kazimierz Wojtan
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Bronek Cieplikowski / Kusmirak's hair stylist
Józef Munclinger ...
Kusmirak
Robert Vrchota ...
Hans, Gestapo Officer
Stefan Sródka ...
Natan Sziuliu
Eugeniusz Kruk ...
Fredek Kusmirak (as E. Kruk)
Jerzy Zlotnicki ...
David Libermann (as Jurek Zlotnicki)
Dionizy Ilczenko ...
Wladek Wojtan (as D. Ilczenko)
Maria Broniewska ...
Jadzia Bialkówna
Justyna Kreczmar ...
Wanda Kusmirakówna (as J. Karpinska)
Maria Zabczynska ...
Wojtanowa
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The story of Polish and Jewish families living side by side in one Warsaw street. Everything changes once and for all with the Nazi invasion.

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25 April 1950 (USA)  »

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The film was banned in Poland as it depicted Jews, rather than communists, as the heroes of anti-German struggle. See more »

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Featured in Lekcja polskiego kina (2002) See more »

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A Child's View Of The Holocaust
26 June 2006 | by (Long Island, NY) – See all my reviews

The film presents the experience of the insanity of the late 1930's in Poland through the eyes of a child. It was produced in 1948, while the wounds were still fresh, and before much of the atrocities of which we are now aware became widely known.

As it is told through a child's eyes, it makes a good introduction to the Holocaust for sophisticated children. I say "sophisticated" because it is black and white, and it is foreign language with subtitles. It doesn't include any nightmare-inducing scenes that subsequent Holocaust films do, but does successfully present the bind which Eastern European families, both Jewish and Gentile, were gripped by, and the impact of fascism on this boy's life.

The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising scenes are especially inspiring - not a high-budget special effects sequence but you are really gripped by it.

I saw it when I was nine or ten and saw it again recently, and feel that it holds up very well.


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