Holocaust - Is That Wallpaper Paste?

On April 12, join us for an exclusive premier of the documentary "Holocaust - Is That Wallpaper Paste?” followed by a discussion with Mumin Shakirov, director of the film and a journalist with Radio Liberty. 

The showing is to commemorate Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) and the Holocaust.

$8 teens (up to age 19), $12 adults 

A new documentary about perceptions of the Holocaust by two ordinary, young Russian girls. The film participated in the 35th Moscow International Film Festival documentary program, where it was the only entry from Russia.

Twenty-one-year-old twin sisters appear on a Moscow TV show and give a stunningly ignorant explanation of the Holocaust. But a Russian journalist and filmmaker Mumin Shakirov offers them an opportunity to learn more, accompanying them to Poland for a tour of Auschwitz. Will this trip mean anything to these non-Jewish siblings? Will they perhaps undergo a transformative experience, demonstrating that education can touch those uninformed about Nazism and the Jews?

This documentary has received excellent coverage in the Russian media, prompting various discussions about the Holocaust and its understanding among young adults in Russia and other FSU countries.

After the Moscow International Film Festival, the film was invited to participate in several other cinema forums in Russia and abroad. It has also been screened for the Jewish communities in Moscow and beyond. 

The film will be screened in Russian with English subtitles.


April 12, 2015
12:00 AM
Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis Street
San Francisco


Organized By: 
Russian Jewish Community of the Jewish Community Federation
Jewish Community Library
Zina Vladimirsky Memorial Fund
Oshman Family JCC
Event Contact Person: 
Irina Klay
Mumin Shakirov