JHC Film Club: “Bottle in the Basement” (1995)

“Bottle in the Basement” (1995)

In 1978, a Polish farmer discovered an old vodka bottle with dozens of handwritten scraps of paper inside.

Directed by Shmuel Imberman.

Word of his find reached Israel, where long-time kibbutz member Yaakov Guterman realized the bottle might contain the notes of his father, who used it to hide his personal documentation of the Holocaust.

When the bottle was reopened, the legacy of his father’s struggle came pouring out.

Sponsored by the Jewish Holocaust Centre and the Processes of Signification Emerging Research Group (PSERG), Deakin University.