Bereza Kartuzka

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Bereza Kartuzka - tells the story of the infamous Polish concentration camp in which thousands of Ukrainian patriots were imprisoned between 1934 and 1939.  

Former camp prisoners filmed in Canada, United States, Belarus, Poland and Ukraine provide first-hand accounts. 

The film examines the political situation in the Western Ukrainian territories under Polish occupation between the First and Second World Wars. 

Events are portrayed through rare archival footage, historical photographs and commentaries by prominent historians and scholars.

Director Yurij Luhovy is an award-winning filmmaker and member of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television whose other documentaries include: Freedom Had A Price (Canada’s First Internment Operations 1914-1920); Harvest of Despair (1932-33 Famine in Soviet Ukraine) - producer/editor and Genocide Revealed (1932-1933 Famine-Genocide in Soviet Ukraine).

Produced, Directed, Edited by Yurij Luhovy

Bereza Kartuzka

Directed by:
Yurij Luhovy

Produced by: 
Yurij Luhovy

Written by:
Yurij Luhovy
Oksana Rozumna


Running Time
55 min.

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