Watch films incorporating themes related to the rescue of Jews during the Holocaust; our Museum will be happy to provide you with information on both Polish and foreign films on this subject, including both documentaries and feature films. Each item pertaining to a specific film includes a brief description and a plot summary.

  • Apteka pod Orłem, Krzysztof Miklaszewski, 2006, Polska, Documentary film, 44 min

    This is the story of the pharmacy which was included inside the area of the Kraków ghetto established by the Germans in March 1941. It constitutes the background to this restoration of the memory of Tadeusz Pankiewicz. He was the only Pole who lived, day to day, amongst the Jewish community to whom he actively provided help.

  • Bartoszewski, Jerzy Ridan, Jerzy Kowynia, Studio Filmowe Kalejdoskop, Telewizja Polska - I Program, Polska, biograficzny, 42 min

    A film biography of Władysław Bartoszewski, who was one of the first Poles honored with the title "Righteous Among the Nations". Helping Jews was one of the most important facts of Bartoszewski’s life.

  • Cena życia, Andrzej Baczyński, Telewizja Polska (Kraków), 2004, Poland, Documentary film, 42 min

    This documentary tells of the tragic fate of Józef and Wiktoria Ulma who, in the village of Markowa near Łańcut, hid eight Jews in their home.

  • Cena życia i śmierci, Janusz Kidawa, Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych, 1968, Polska, 19 min
  • Człowiek, który chciał zatrzymać Holocaust, Jan Grzyb, TV Polonia, 2005, Poland, Documentary film, 15 min

    This film describes events in Israel, commemorating Jan Karski Year. They include the naming of a street in his honour in Rishon LeTsiyon and the planting of trees in the Jan Karski Forest, which is to be established near Jerusalem. 

  • Daremna misja. Opowieść Jana Karskiego-Kozielewskiego, Janusz Weychert, Telewizja Polska - II Program, Poland, Documentary film, 38 min

    This film presents scenes behind the famous mission of Jan Karski, the emissary of the Polish Underground State, whose task was to inform the leaders of the Western powers about the Holocaust of the Jews.

  • Diamonds in the Snow, Mina Reym Binford, USA, Documentary film, 59 min

    The story of three women – film director Mina Binford, Shulamith Levin and Ada Raviv, all who, as children in Będzin, survived thanks to the help of Poles. This documentary also tells of the saving of Jews by the German, Alfred Rossner, a factory owner who did not live to see the end of the War, He died in a Nazi prison.

  • Dwie szuflady, Jan Strękowski, 2005, Poland, Documentary film, 54 min

    After 1968, in one drawer, Professor Michał Głowiński collected notes on PRL “newspeak”. In another drawer, awaiting publication, was his account of his time in the Warsaw ghetto and of his hiding on “the Aryan side”. Two forms of totalitarianism and two drawers form the main themes of this film.

  • Dzieci czasu Zagłady, Małgorzata Imielska, 2011, Poland, Documentary film, 22 min

    A report on the 23rd International “Children of the Holocaust” Congress held in August 2011. Congress participants were those who, during the War, were either children or who were born in or before 1945. Often they were accompanied by their entire families – children or grandchildren. For many of the participants, it was their first visit to Poland. During the Congress, they took part in numerous lectures, panel discussions and workshops. The final event was the presentation of the title of “Righteous Among the Nations” to those who, during the War, had come to the aid of Jews.

  • Dzieci dwojga rodziców, Małgorzata Imielska, WirFilm Studio (dla Programu 1 TVP), Cykl "Sprawiedliwi", 2007, Polska