With introduction by
Prof. Alexander Motyl (Rutgers University)
Friday, September 27, 2013, 7:00 PM
Ukrainian Institute of America
2 E 79th Street, New York, NY
Ive been on the run all my life: During WWII from the Germans, a few times from death in Auschwitz, after the war from the Reds, and now off to the wide world, not to gather moss... - Kazimierz Piechowski in The Runaway
Marek Pawlowski's storyline concentrates on the friendship between two prisoners, whose solidarity, perseverance, and will to survive help them to overcome the Nazi killing machine and, by their daring escape, disguised as German officers in the commanders personal car, to set an example that inspired thousands of prisoners who stayed behind. Pawlowski focuses primarily on his protagonists who develop a unique friendship forged by resistance to the Nazis in the Auschwitz concentration camp.
The screening will be introduced by Alexander J. Motyl, a professor of political science at Rutgers University-Newark, a writer and a specialist on Ukraine, Russia, and the USSR. He is the author of numerous volumes on nationalism, revolutions, empires, including The Encyclopedia of Nationalism.
Presented by the Polish Cultural Institute New York, Ukrainian Institute of America, and the Ukrainian Film Club of Columbia University.
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