Never forget to lie

PBS Distribution (Firm)

DVD - 2005

In his latest film, Marian Marzynski tells the extraordinary story of how he as a Jewish boy escaped the Holocaust, hiding from the Nazis, and surviving the war as an altar boy in a Catholic monastery. In a deeply moving and personal film he shares the poignant, painful recollections of other child survivors, many of whom are visiting scenes of their childhood for the last time.

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[Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Distribution c2005.
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Marian Marzynski (-)
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1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
DVD, widescreen, stereo.
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Photography, Jason Longo.
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Review by School Library Journal Review

Gr 10 Up-Documentary filmmaker Marian Marzynski revisits his Polish roots to tell the story of Holocaust survivors through the eyes of those who were children during World War II. Marian grew up as a Jewish boy in Warsaw and for a time was in the Warsaw ghetto. Due to the bravery of his mother, he was saved by a Christian family friend and lived in a church orphanage until the war ended. Hiding from the Nazi's, he survived the war as an alter boy in a Catholic monastery. In Warsaw, Marzynski interviews other survivors, including a woman who grew up in the ghetto and others who lost entire families during the Holocaust. The oldest was 11 at the time and the youngest around age 3, but all have vivid memories of the horrors they faced and the necessity to lie in order to survive. Through the interviews, pictures, and footage shot around Poland, a clear picture of the atrocities committed on the Jewish people is made accessible to viewers. This classroom friendly film brings to light this period in history and is a way to assure that viewers will "never forget." As the World War II generation grows older and passes away, films like this will remind students studying world and European history of the past in ways that are tangible and moving.-Sarah Flood, Breckinridge County Public Library, Hardinsburg, KY (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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