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Metascore

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100
Hersonski quietly and insistently unravels reality from "reality"; her commitment to archival authenticity is its own tribute to those no longer able to testify.
100
It's the only film that exists of the Ghetto, and it's both revelatory and profoundly suspect.
100
A profoundly unnerving historical document.
90
The imperatives of history are manifold, and this film is among the most urgent of them. You cannot look, and you must look: This happened. They were human beings. All of them.
90
To say that the film is uncomfortable to watch is an understatement. It's searing. Yet it's also invaluable.
88
Extremely unsettling and thought- provoking.
80
A kind of historical detective story made up of haunting montages, including a theater performance featuring a heartbroken musician that's absolutely chilling.
80
Hersonski enriches this evidence by bringing in survivors of the ghetto, who tell stories of life there while watching the film themselves.
80
Time Out New York
It will test your faith in humanity, but Hersonski's film is nonetheless a brilliant reminder of the importance of bearing witness.
75
A history lesson about the Holocaust well worth teaching.
70
Just when we thought there were no new twists to the story of the Warsaw Ghetto comes this documentary: focused, sorrowful and revelatory.

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