Saturday, March 24th, 2018

Released Film


The year 2013 is the 70th Anniversary of the Uprising of the Warsaw Ghetto.

 A newly released film “Never Forget to Lie” will be shown on PBS, please check your local listings.

The subject of the film are children holocaust survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto. This critically-acclaimed film by director Marian Marzynski, addresses his own wartime childhood experiences as well as that of other child survivors, including Edward and Halina Herman. The film explores childhood feelings about Poland, the Catholic Church, and the ramifications of identities forged under circumstances where survival began with the directive to the children “never forget to lie”. The film will be broadcast on PBS FRONTLINE on April 30, 2013 after a series of theatrical screenings in New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami and other US cities as well as in Europe:  in Athens, Paris, Rome, Lisbon, Prague, Krakow and Warsaw..

 Biography of Marian Marzynski, the director of the film Marian Marzynski was born in Poland and survived the Holocaust as a Jewish child

hidden by Christians. He has been making documentary films for over 50 years, first in Poland, where during the ’60s he was one of the pioneers of “cinema verite”. then in Denmark, and for the last 30 years in the United States.  He was a Guggenheim Fellow in 1982 and won two Emmy Awards for his documentaries,and  a major contributor to such PBS series as The American Experience, NOVA and Frontline.  Some of his films Return to Poland (1982), and Jewish Mother (1984), have dealt with the subject of Holocaust. The three hour long Shtetl (1996), became the most important work of his career.  In 2005 he produced a film for “Frontline”, A Jew Among the Germans, a story of building in Berlin, a memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe.

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