Appearing in a new two-part documentary to be screened on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the extermination camp’s liberation, Auschwitz Untold in Colour aims to bring the horrors of the Holocaust to contemporary audiences “so that we never ever forget the atrocities of the past.”
The stamps were hidden at the end of the war by Major Rudolph Wahlmann, a passionate philatelist. The filmmakers said they lied to locals as “we didn’t want to reveal the truth because we were afraid that it might end up like the Golden Train in Wałbrzych,” referring to the intense media interest in the search for a train supposedly containing wartime stolen art and gold.
In a statement, the network said it would “make it clearer that the extermination and concentration camps in Poland were built and operated by the German Nazi regime who invaded the country and occupied it from 1939-1945.”
When Stanisława Leszczyńska arrived at Auschwitz what she discovered went beyond any normal description of horror. Volunteering to work in the camp’s hospital as a midwife, she set about defying its murderous intent by bringing life to thousands of babies. Now, using intimate family accounts, records and photos, her great-niece Maria Stachurska, who is mother of successful sports trainer Anna Lewandowska, is turning the incredible story into a powerful new documentary.
Despite suffering from polio, wheelchair-bound Dr. Helena Pyz has spent the last 30 years working with children and families suffering from leprosy. With her brusque manner and no-nonsense attitude, she has won over the hearts and minds of the villagers she treats. But, as a new documentary about her extraordinary work reveals, the future of her complex is now under threat.
Filmed by champion motorcycle racer Alfons Ziółkowski, the 8mm film records the growing horror of the largest ghetto in German-occupied Europe.
Film director and climber, Eliza Kubarska took a TFN reporter to the beautiful Kampinos National Park to talk about her new project ‘The Wall of Shadows’ that examines what drives people to risk everything to get to the summits of the world’s highest mountains.
Award-winning documentary film maker Eliza Kubarska explains why she is accompanying an expedition to climb a sacred Himalayan mountain.
Communion is Anna Zamecka’s directorial debut. Set in Warsaw, the film delves into the harrowing life of 14 year-old Ola Kaczanowska. The documentary follows her journey as she struggles to take care of both her autistic kid brother and alcoholic father.
Leonardo DiCaprio ads his weight to the Netflix documentary that hits screen across the globe on December 21.