FRONTLINE: Never Forget to Lie - A Film by Marian Marzymski
Children of the Holocaust recount extraordinary stories of survival
Marian Marzynski was born in Poland and survived the Holocaust as a Jewish child hidden by Christians. He has been making documentary films for over 50 years, first in Poland, where during the '60s he was one of the pioneers of cinema verite, then in Denmark, and for the last 30 years in the United States. He was a Guggenheim Fellow in 1982 and won two Emmy® Awards for his documentaries. He is a major contributor to such PBS series as AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, NOVA, and FRONTLINE. Some of his films like Return to Poland (1982), and Jewish Mother (1984), dealt with the subject of Holocaust. The three-hour Shtetl (1996), became the most important work of his career. In 2005 he produced A Jew Among the Germans for FRONTLINE, the story of building a Berlin memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe.
In Never Forget to Lie, the most recent of Marzynski's critically-lauded autobiographical films, the director explores, for the first time, his own wartime childhood and the experiences of other child survivors, teasing out their feelings about Poland, the Catholic Church, and the ramifications of identities forged under circumstances where survival began with the directive ""never forget to lie.""
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