27 January is Holocaust Memorial Day. Colin Revolting reviews two films set during WW2 that chronicle Jewish resistance
When the Nazis invade Belarus, three Jewish brothers escape into the woods and vow to resist. 247 more words
This is going to be a short one… Wow.
Wladyslaw Szpilman was a well-known Polish pianist and composer, who performed frequently on Polish radio. He was also a Jew, and after the German invasion of Poland in 1939, he became one of the millions of people subjected to Hitler’s anti-semitic laws. 335 more words
As part of the London International Mime Festival, Thomas Monckton performs his clown and circus solo piece The Pianist. Every show in this annual festival tends to provide fresh perspectives of what theatre can be and for that same reason is worth taking a look to at least one of the many interesting things being created across the world. 448 more words
Adrian Brody rose to fame when portraying celebrated Polish-born and Jewish pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman in Nazi-occupied Warshaw in Roman Polanski’s “The Pianist” (2002). Beginning in 1939 (based on Wladyslaw Szpilman’s own memoirs, published in 1946), he had to attempt trying to survive the destruction of the city’s ghetto and the Holocaust during World War II. 3,634 more words