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.
- Pamiętam, Marcel Łoziński, The Shoach Foundation, Heritage Films, Poland, USA, Documentary film, 60 min.
This film is part of the American “Broken Silence” series, based on material recorded for the Steven Spielberg Shoah Foundation. It tell the stories of four survivors who testify to both the help and the hostility which they experienced from Poles.
- Pięć moich matek, Michał Nekanda-Trepka, Telewizja Polska - I Program, Poland, Documentary film, 27 min.
The story of Tama Lavy, a child Holocaust survivor, who, years later, decided to find her saviors. She says that, including her real mother who was murdered by the Nazis, she has five mothers. Three hid her during the War and a fourth who, after the War, took her to Israel. As a child, she was left in a convent near Zomość, where she was cared for by Sister Bogumiła Makowska (later honoured by Yad Vashem). On her return, she manages to find one of the women who hid her, as well as Sister Bogumiła.
- Polscy Sprawiedliwi, Julia Popławska, TVP, 2008, Poland, Documentary film, 26 min
This film tells the story of those who hid Jews during the occupation. Józef Walaszczyk tells how twenty-one individuals were freed from prison for one kilogram of gold. Alicja Schnepf-Szczepaniak describes how an escapee was saved in a hiding-place created in a couch. Czesława Żak recalls how fourteen Jews were hidden for over two years. Ryszard Zieliński hid a Jewish family who had been smuggled out of the Warsaw ghetto.
- Polska metryka Szlomo Jardena, Wojciech Barczak, 2008, Poland, Documentary film, 26 min
The central figure of this report is Shlomo Yarden. Since 1945, he has lived in Israel, on Kibbutz Degania Bet. During the War, after escaping from the Warsaw ghetto, he hid near Sochaczew using a false birth certificate as Wiesław Adamiak. Shlomo Yarden tells of his wartime experiences in Poland and of his life on an Israeli kibbutz.