Karski & the Lords of Humanity


MFA Alfond Auditorium Sun, Nov 20, 2016 12:00 PM
Film Info
Director(s):Slawomir Grunberg
United States
Running Time:72 minutes
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:Massachusetts Premiere
In Person/Special Program:Slawomir Grunberg
Jan Darsa, Moderator
Marek Lesniewski-Laas, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland, Introduction
Supported By:Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York
Consulate of the Republic of Poland, Boston


Jan Karski’s astounding and noble bravery comes to light through a mix of documentary footage and animation. Karski, a Polish underground courier, risked his life in a series of visits to the Warsaw Ghetto and a Nazi transit camp so that he could deliver eyewitness accounts of the unfolding Holocaust to the Allied powers. Despite hopes that his findings would awaken the consciences of world leaders in Great Britain and the USA (or as he would call them, “the Lords of Humanity”), his reports fell on deaf ears. But his testimonies are some of the most important accounts we have today – and his efforts stand as an example of heroism in the face of atrocity.


Screening in Alfond Auditorium

Sponsored by Facing History and Ourselves

Sponsored by Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York

Sponsored by Consulate of the Republic of Poland, Boston