Nearly all seats were taken at the first of three free screenings of the film “The Courier Girl” at the Remembrance Museum of Land of Oświęcim Residents.
The film, directed by Marek Luzar and co-financed by The Remembrance Museum of Land of Oświęcim Residents, presents the main character’s story combined with the latest animation techniques.
This is the extraordinary story of Władysława Krystyna Rzepecka née Harat, a second lieutenant in the Home Army, pseudonym Wanda. In 1943, as a 17-year-old girl, she carried documents stolen by prisoners of KL Auschwitz on a secret mission to Warsaw which were later used by Jan Karski.
“During the war, due to her brilliant memory and knowledge of the German language, she was sworn in as a Home Army soldier by her father Andrzej Harat,” said Zbigniew Mazur, curator before the screening. He also introduced the director Marek Luzar. After the screening, the director himself answered questions from the audience for an hour. In September, he will conduct animation workshops at the Remembrance Museum.
The Remembrance Museum of Land of Oświęcim Residents is co-organizing the commemoration of the 82nd anniversary of the first transport of Poles to Auschwitz, June 14, 1940. The film will be shown twice more.
June 21 (Tuesday) – 10am
26 June (Sunday) – 3pm
Due to a limited number of seats, those interested in seeing “Kurierka”(The Courier Girl) are asked to register their participation in advance via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 33 447 40 84. Note: the Polish version of the film is shown.
For groups of more than 15 people and schools there is a possibility to screen the film at other, pre-arranged times.