From: Tompkf@aol.com Here is the information on our screenings. Any assistance in publicizing is much appreciated: contact me with any questions. Regards TomMessage 1 of 1 , Jun 1, 2002View Source
FW: A Forgotten Odyssey - NY screening on June 13From: Tompkf@...
Here is the information on our screenings. Any assistance in publicizing is much appreciated: contact me with any questions.
DOCUMENTARY ON DEPORTATION OF 1.7 MILLION POLES
AT KOSCIUSZKO FOUNDATION
THURSDAY, JUNE 13 AT 7 PM
One of the great crimes of World War Two was the deportation of 1.7 million Poles in 1939 to labor camps in Siberia and Kazakhstan. Stalin ordered this only days after Germany attacked Poland from the West; more than a million died, while some survivors escaped and made their way to General Anders' Polish Army in Persia, eventually fighting with the Allies.
This story was largely suppressed during the war itself, since Stalin was still officially an ally. It was only in recent times that some of the survivors and their families have had a chance to speak of their experiences.
"A Forgotten Odyssey" is a documentary on this event, produced by Jagna Wright and Aneta Naszynska. It will be shown at the Kosciuszko Foundation on Thursday, June 13 at 7 PM; Ms. Wright will be present to introduce the film and discuss her work. No ticket is required, but contributions will be accepted.
For information and reservations, please call the Foundation Office at (212) 734- 2130.