The documentary Karski & The Lords of Humanity has its premiere on November 24 at the JCC Manhattan and will screen at NYC’s Cinema Village starting on November 27. It tells the story of Jan Karski (1914-2000), a Roman Catholic member of the Polish underground movement during the Second World War who took it upon himself to witness the extermination of his country’s Jewish population and then to reach London and Washington, where he presented details of the emerging Holocaust to leaders, including FDR.
Filmmaker S?awomir Grünberg blends interview and archival footage with animation to depict Karski’s amazing exploits. Inspired by the award-winning film Waltz with Bashir (2008), Grünberg tasked Polish animator Tomasz Nied?wied? with creating scenes that depict the often-horrific experiences Karski survived.