Compass - ABC TV
First screened March 24, 2018 - 6pm
The story of Fay Sussman's journey back to Poland is also told in the feature length documentary "Pockets of Hope".
Fay Sussman was born in Poland in 1946 and – until recently – vowed never to return. But overcoming her fears – and the anger she inherited – Fay decided to make this surreal pilgrimage as a gesture of hope and love.
Filmmakers Judy Menczel and Paul Green accompanied Fay Sussman and her band; what they recorded is both stunning and moving. In each town the musicians were greeted warmly – with standing ovations - by people who didn’t even realise Jews had ever existed in their towns... and were hungry to know more.