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Author Ankiewicz, Dźamila

Title Zygielbojm's death / by Dzamila Ankiewicz and Marek Nowowiejski
Published New York, NY : Filmakers Library, 2001


Description 1 online resource (43 min.)
Series Filmakers Library online
Summary Szmul Arthur Zygielbojm was a brilliant Polish Jew, an important member of Warsaw's Jewish Bund in the years leading up to the Nazi occupation. In 1942 he was smuggled to Belgium, New York and London as the Jewish representative of the Polish Government-in-exile. His mission was to inform those governments of the Nazi horrors in Poland. His extensive efforts to influence high ranking members of each government were futile. Frustrated, he considered his efforts a failure. On May 12, 1943, one day after the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising ended, Zygielbojm committed suicide, to shock the world out of its indifference. This tragic story is related by Zygielbojm's brother Reuven, who travels to today's Warsaw and London exploring the facts of Zygielbojm's life and the significance of his death. Among those interviewed are Jan Karski, the famous "Messenger from Poland" and Marek Edelman, the doctor who organized the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. "The production uses stills, archival footage, as well as contemporary video to present the story. All are of very good to excellent quality." MC Journal; The Journal of Academic Media Librarianship
Analysis History
Credits Writer, director, Dzamila Ankiewicz ; producer, Marek Nowowiejski
Performer Speaker, Reuven Zygielbojm ; Jan Karski, Marek Edelman, interviewees
Audience For College; Adult audiences
Notes Polish, subtitles in English
Print version record
SUBJECT Zygielbojm, Szmul, 1895-1943.
Zygielbojm, Szmul, 1895-1943. fast (OCoLC)fst00076029
Subject Poland.
Genre/Form Documentary
Documentary films.
Form Streaming video
Author Nowowiejski, Marek