A new three part documentary about Jewish Life in Russia is available to view in English subtitles on You Tube at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfN3yQJxe8E&list=PL4lncidz0GcXufkLjBNW92MLZ07ALJm9l This is part 1 , to the right has the links for the following two parts.
An article in Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) talks about the series which may be read at: https://tinyurl.com/y9k6eurh
Menachem Beilis was tried in Ukraine for murdering a 13-year-old boy. That case, like the Dreyfus Case in France, bore the stain of anti-Semitism, including the charge that Beilis had killed the child for Jewish ritual purposes. The Beilis case is recounted in dramatic fashion in an epic three-part documentary called “Russian Jews” that the film’s funder, Genesis Philanthropy Group, hopes will revive interest in Russian Jewish history after decades of suppression under communism. To read what the Genesis Group has to say see:
http://gpg.org/news/critically-acclaimed-documentary-on-russian-jews-now-streaming-online.html This film aims both to document that history and spark an ongoing conversation about the unique contributions of Russian Jews.
The three part series is in Russian with English subtitles. If you have a problem with the above link to youtube here are three individual links:
Thanks to Jan Meisels Allen of Conejo Valley and Ventura County JGS and Reeva Kimble, Willamette Valley JGS for sharing this information.