Sunday April 11th, 2021, 2PM AST, Registration Required
About “Warsaw: A City Divided”:
Director: Eric Bednarski
Credits: Documentary; 2019; Poland; Duration: 71 minutes; Languages: English; Polish, with English Subtitles.
In this story of a city, Ghetto survivors and witnesses, who still call Warsaw their home, recount their extraordinary memories, while architects, urban historians, and the Chief Rabbi of Poland examine the chilling Nazi vision for Warsaw. Making use of little-known German documents, “Warsaw: A City Divided” sheds new light on the insidious Nazi process of division and resettlement that culminated in the near total destruction of this once vibrantly multicultural city, and in the death of hundreds of thousands of its inhabitants. At the same time, it shows a thriving modern city still coming to terms with a traumatic period of its history. By interweaving rich material from the past with glimpses of present-day Warsaw, both its human face and its urban fabric, it affirms the importance – and the difficulty of remembering.
Following the virtual screening of the film, there will Q&A with Eric Bednarski, with an introduction by Dr. Dorota Golwacka, University of King’s College.
Presented by the Atlantic Jewish Council in partnership with the University of King’s College and the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.