Haya-Lea Detinko -- Surviving Stalin's Gulag

Хая-Лея народилася в 1920 році в Рівному, яке згодом відійшло до Польщі. Вона виросла в традиційній єврейській родині, вступила до сіоністського молодіжного клубу «Гашомер Гацоїр» і сподівалася емігрувати в Палестину, як і її сестра. Але Радянський Союз окупував східну Польщу у вересні 1939 року і членство Хаї-Леї в «Гашомер Гацоїр» коштувало їй десяти років заслання в Сибір. Її сім'я залишилася, не знаючи, що згодом нацисти заполонять місто після депортації Хаї-Лeї на схід.
Хая-Лeя пережила ГУЛАГ і переїхала до Ленінграду (Санкт-Петербург), де вона поділилася своєю історією з Centropa в 2002 році.
Цей фільм присвячений Хаї-Лeї, яка померла незабаром після інтерв'ю.

Haya-Lea was born in 1920 in Rovno, which then belonged to Poland. She grew up in a traditional Jewish family, joined a Zionist youth club called Hashomer Hatzair and looked forward to emigrating to Palestine, just like her sister. But the Soviets took eastern Poland in September 1939 and Haya-Lea's membership in Hashomer Hatzair earned her a ten year sentence of hard labor in Siberia. The rest of her family remained behind, not knowing that the Nazis would overrun the town soon after Haya-Lea's deportation to the east. Haya-Lea survived the Gulag and moved to Leningrad (St. Petersburg), where she shared her story with Centropa in 2002. This film is dedicated to Haya-Lea, who died shortly after the interview.

Lesson plans for this film

12 találat
Cím / Tantárgy Évfolyam Dokumentumok

Surviving Stalin's Gulag - Interactive Film Script


The interactive film scripts combine the scripts of the Centropa Films with the links metioned in the Study Guides, thus marking various historical, cultural and geographical references.

You can use...

Haya-Lea Detinko: Centropa, Russia and Zionism


This lesson plan uses resources from the Centropa website including some of Ursula Reinhart-Döring’s lesson plan from the teachers’ section. Because her lesson was designed for ESL kids, Margaret Chasan...

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Students make a 3-5 minute film that tells the story of a family member.  We start the project by showing Centropa films as models for short films that tell a...


Storytelling and Filmmaking to Remember Holocaust Survivors


In this project Jewish middle/high school students explore Jewish life in Europe, the Holocaust, and post-war immigrant life in America through the experiences of local Holocaust survivors from Central or...


רובנו - ציר זמן.doc


Túléltem a Gulágot - Haya-Leo Detinko története


Az óraterv a sztálini Szovjetunió és a Gulág világába kalauzol el bennünket. A világtörténelem fontos eseményein keresztül nyerhetünk bepillantást egy hagyományos, a tradíciókat tisztelő és követő zsidó család életébe, sorsába...

11, 12

Regardless of Destiny. A Human in the Midst of Totalitarianism (based on film and interview of Centropa with «Haya Leia Detinko»)


This lesson plan was devised to introduce the life of Haya Leia to pupils and to help them analyze the difficult situation she faced in the midst of totalitarian state...

10, 11

Using Amos Oz with the Detinko film


An Introduction to Centropa’s film about Haya-Lea Detinko. This lesson uses excerpts from A Tale and Love and Darkness by the great Israeli novelist, and the film about Haya-Lea Dinko...

Using the Detinko film with Amos Oz


This lesson plan describes how an Israeli school used Centropa´s Detinko film with Amos Oz's book "A tale of love and darkness". Both depict Jewish pre-war life in Rovno.

Haya-Lea Detinko: Lesson plan for ESL teachers


Centropa Biography Film/Stolpersteine Assignment

History, other projects
In this project, students work in pairs to read Centropa biographies, create a 5 minute video about the interviewee, and design a Stolpersteine (commemorative stone) for them.
6, 7, 8, 9

The Jewish Life in Poland in the 20th Century

English Project

Submitted by Eden Degerzi and Yuval Ravid-Tal (11th Grade)

English Teacher and Project Designer: Sylvia Asher

Ironi "Tet" High- School, Tel-Aviv

The  Jewish Life in  Poland...