Uwe and Gabriela Von Seltmann’s Documentary Chronicles the Story of Boris Dorfman

Sacred Ground: Boris Dorfman stands in a forest in Ukraine where the last surviving Jews from the Lviv Ghetto were murdered.

During an emotional scene in the new documentary film “Boris Dorfman: A Mentsh,” the 90-year-old Dorfman stands in a forest near Rudno, Ukraine, at the spot where the Germans murdered the last surviving Jews from the Lviv ghetto in June of 1943.

Near a memorial-marker that he helped to install in 2008, Dorfman addresses the Jews who were killed there, telling them that he did not come alone, but with people who would help to tell the story of Jewish Lviv and the tragedy that befell it. Afterwards, he asks the dead to rest in peace and beseeches the film’s viewers to remember the Jews of Lviv.

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