Directed by Slawomir Grunberg
USA, 2015, 72 minutes
This powerful documentary, interspersed with graphic animation, tells the story of Jan Karski, the Polish underground courier who traveled across occupied Europe to inform the Allied powers of Nazi war crimes against the Jews of Europe in an effort to prevent the Holocaust. Karski carried his dreadful eyewitness report to Britain and the United States, hoping that it would shake the
conscience of the powerful leaders, or—as he would call them—the “Lords of Humanity.”
Introductory remarks by Mr. Robert V. Ogrodnik, Hon. Consul Emeritus of the Republic of Poland in St. Louis from 2001 until the end of 2015 when he retired from his post.
Generous support for this screening provided by Saint Louis Polonia Inc.
Location: Holocaust Museum & Learning Center, 12 Millstone Campus Drive, St Louis MO 63146
The screening is part of the 2017 Sunday Afternoon Film Series sponsored by Sandra and Mendel Rosenberg.