Black Honey, The Life and Poetry of Avraham Sutskever (2018)

  • Documentary
  • 1h 16m

As long as Abraham Sutskever lived, he wouldn’t let a film about his life be made. Today, eight years after his passing, Black Honey tells the incredible story of the greatest Yiddish poet of modern times.

Sutskever led the Paper Brigade underground movement that saved Jewish manuscripts from the Nazis, survived WWII due to Stalin sending him a private rescue plane, testified in the Nuremberg Trials, and immigrated to Israel in 1947 where he led Yiddish culture, while writing in astonishing vitality.

Director

Yair Qedar

Language(s)

Hebrew