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The Jewish Letter Carrier in the Warsaw Ghetto, by Peretz Opoczynski


Peretz Opoczynski was a journalist, writer, and educator. During World War II Opoczynski was a member of the underground archive in the Warsaw Ghetto, the Oneg Shabbat (“Joy of the Sabbath”). Opoczynski documented the sights he saw and his experiences as a mailman in the ghetto.

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    Archival footage, photographs and documents:
    - Yad Vashem Archives
    - Ghetto Fighters' House Archives, Israel
    - Jewish Historical Institute, Warsaw

    - Kassow Samuel D. [ed.], In Those Nightmarish Days. The Ghetto Reportage of Peretz Opoczynski and Josef Zelkowicz, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2015.

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    Director: Mika Orr
    Producer: Gili Nadav
    Art Director, Design and Animation - Jewboy Corp™: Yaron Shin
    Art and Illustration: Tslil Yogev
    Animation: Guy Ben Haim
    Narration: Bryan Kopta
    Music by: Adam Ben Amiti
    Cello: Maya Belsitzman
    Production design & after effects: Ohad Elimelech
    Sound editor: Itai Matos
    Produced by Mikooka Productions -