Two cousins uncover details of Poland’s involvement in the Holocaust and their fight to finally bring those horrific truths to light.
Investigative journalist Judy Rakowsky and her elderly cousin Sam, a Holocaust survivor, never knew what happened to their family during the Holocaust. All they knew was that their relatives were hidden away from the Nazis by neighbors, and then they were never heard from again. Over the course of two decades, the two traveled back to Sam’s hometown in Poland in search of clues to what became of their lost family — but when they asked questions, doors were shut in their faces. As they soon learned, Poland has done all it can to obscure its involvement with the Nazi party.
A globe-trotting detective story, Jews in the Garden turns investigative eyes and ears towards the horrific actions taken by regular citizens during the Holocaust. This unlikely sleuthing pair knocks on doors, petitions court documents, gets run off properties, seeks clandestine meetings, and ultimately discovers what really happened to the Jews in the garden next door.