POLISH CINEMA AND THE HOLOCAUST (Film polski o Zagladzie)
The major part of the article is the filmography embracing films made by Polish producers in whole or in part (both documentaries and feature films) concerning the Holocaust in the broad sense. It contains the following information about 140 such films, produced between 1944 and 2009: year of release, title, director, subject. The filmography does not embrace film on concentration camp subjects unless they deal directly with the Holocaust. In the introduction, the authoress reviewed some important issued influencing the subjects of the films discussed, including in particular the presence of preventing censorship on all the major films produced in Poland, which continued until as late as 1989. She discussed the main topics and screen adaptations of literary works. She drew attention to the exceptional role of the cinema in social transmission of knowledge about the Holocaust and the blurring of the boundary between documentary and feature films.
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