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.
- Karuzela, Michał Nekanda-Trepka, Pol Net (dla Programu 1 TVP), Poland, Documentary film, 34 min.
This documentary is dedicated to the memory of the famous ŻOB (Jewish Fighting Organisation) liaison officer, Alina Blady-Szwajger. It tackles the issue of indifference towards the Jewish tragedy, but also recalls those who did extend help.
- Kto ratuje jedno życie..., Małgorzata Imielska, 2006, Poland, Documentary film, 20 min
This film is from the “Sprawiedliwi” (Righteous) series. Jerzy Kożmiński and his family, together with the “Żegota” Council to Aid Jews, rescued twenty-seven Jews. Some were hidden at home, others in pre-prepared hiding-places. Sometimes, their help was provided over several weeks, sometimes over several years. “During those times, we had to hide our activities from the Germans and from the neighbours”, recalls Kożmiński. There were many days when he was terribly afraid. After the War, the Kożmińsky family was honoured with the title of Righteous Among the Nations.
- Kto zna człowieka ukrytego w ścianie?, Bogdan Łoszewski, 2001, Poland, Documentary film, 53 min
Szewach Weiss’s grandparents lived in Borysław. Szewach was four-years-old when the War broke out. After escaping from the ghetto, his family found refuge with Anna Góral. Thanks to her help and the help of other Polish neighbours, the Weiss family survived the occupation. Szewach Weiss personally presented Jan Góral with the title of Righteous Among the Nations.