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.
- 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
- Dzieci Holocaustu, Małgorzata Imielska, 2013, Poland, Documentary film, 40 min
This is the story of people who, through their own Holocaust experiences, try to use them as a lesson for the contemporary world. Those featured in the film are the founders of the “Children of the Holocaust” Association in Poland. When the War broke out, they were aged less than thirteen. Many of them were born either in a ghetto or in a concentration camp.
- Dziedzictwo Jedwabnego, Sławomir Grunberg, LogTV, 2005, Poland, Documentary film, 72 min
This film tells of the history of the pogrom of the Jews in Jedwabne in 1941 and of the controversy surrounding this event. We meet people, in Poland, the United States and Argentina, who were rescued from the pogrom. We also meet the Poles who saved and helped them.
- Dzięki niemu żyjemy, Marek Drążewski, 2008, Poland, Documentary film, 46 min
This film tells the story of Wilhelm Hosenfeld, a Wehrmacht officer who, during the War, contributed to saving the lives of both Jews and Poles. He died in 1952 in a Soviet camp near Stalingrad. An attempt to rescue him from that camp was unsuccessful. He was posthumously awarded the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta, as well as being honoured with the title of Righteous Among the Nations.