The Daniel Pearl Education Center in East Brunswick will host the New Jersey premier of Karski & The Lords of Humanity, the acclaimed new film about the man who tried in vain to stop the Holocaust, on Sunday, March 6 at 11:30 a.m. at Temple B’nai Shalom. Tickets are free for the screening.
Karski & The Lords of Humanity is a unique, partially animated documentary film about the man who tried to stop the Holocaust. As a courier for the Polish Underground in 1942, Jan Karski secretly carried information from Nazi-occupied Poland to London and Washington for the Polish government-in-exile. Jewish leaders in the Warsaw Ghetto told him of Hitler’s destruction of Poland’s Jews, then smuggled him into the ghetto and a Nazi transit camp to see for himself. He carried his horrific eye-witness account of the atrocities to England and the U.S., hoping to shake the conscience of the powerful leaders, whom he would later call “the Lords of Humanity.”
Following the screening, the film’s Emmy Award-winning director, Slawomir Grunberg, and Rutgers University faculty members will lead a Q&A discussion.
“This is a very powerful film with a very powerful message about standing up for what’s right,” said Sally Bauer Cohen, a Daniel Pearl Education Center committee member and the host for this program. “What we learn from Jan Karski is exactly what we learn from Daniel Pearl – that it takes great strength to stand up for what’s right.”
The film was recently nominated for consideration as Poland’s best documentary in 2015. In addition, in reviewing the film, The New York Times wrote, “Slawomir Grunberg’s stately documentary ‘Karski & the Lords of Humanity’ focuses exclusively on Karski’s courageous adventures in intrigue and espionage.”
“What I find very important is that Jan Karski was just 25 when he began his life-saving efforts,” said Dr. Andy Boyarsky, chair of the Daniel Pearl Education Center. “I hope that we will all be inspired by his courage and this remarkable story.”
The Daniel Pearl Education Center is a non-profit, charitable organization committed to the ideals of community and understanding. The DPEC sponsors a number of area programs and activities, including an annual trip to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum for area teens; Daniel Pearl scholarships to graduating seniors at East Brunswick High School; teacher training workshops; a speaker series, and much more.
Tickets can be reserved by contacting the Daniel Pearl Education Center at 732-251-4300 x232 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.