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Oscar winner ‘Ida’ traces void left by Poland’s murdered Jews

By ANTHONY WEISS
Ed. note: This story was received prior to the Feb. 22 Academy Awards, at which “Ida” won the best foreign film award.
LOS ANGELES (JTA) – For the past few decades, Holocaust films have been common – and often victorious – fare at the Academy Awards.
But this year, the Polish nominee in the Foreign Language Film category ventures into the less frequently explored territory of the Holocaust’s aftermath.