LOVING THE DEAD (1991) BBC2 Everyman
Writer/ Director/ Producer: Mira Hamermesh
Mira Hamermesh explores in LOVING THE DEAD how present-day Poles manage to co-exist with the ghosts of their missing Jewish neighbours. The film is a journey of exploration and of a search. While searching for her mother’s grave in the Lodz ghetto section of the cemetery, she travels all over Poland to find traces of the vanished Jewish presence that has marked Poland over 500 years of history.
She meets some Poles who devote themselves to preserving the memory of these Jews. The dead, they claim, demand to be honoured, remembered and loved.