Screening of the movie THE PILECKI REPORT

On the occasion of International Holocaust Victims Commemoration Day,
On January 29, Monday, at 17:00, Skolas iela 6,
Riga Jewish Community and Embassy of Republic of Poland to Latvia
have the pleasure to invite you to the screening of the movie


The 2023 film presents a story of one of Poland’s greatest heroes of World War II – cavalry captain Witold Pilecki. A soldier of the Home Army, Captain Pilecki, risking his life, deliberately gets arrested in order to be imprisoned in Auschwitz concentration camp. There he organizes the underground resistance movement of the Home Army, and after 947 days in camp captivity and daring escape, he writes reports in which he reveals to the world the truth about the Holocaust and other Nazi crimes.
W.Pilecki took part in the 1944 Warsaw Uprising and fought in Italy with the II Polish Corps commanded by General Anders. After returning to Poland, he was arrested by the communist authorities, brutally interrogated and sentenced to death under the pretext of espionage. During the last meeting with his wife, he said: “I can’t live anymore, I am finished, Auschwitz was nothing compared to this”. President Bolesław Bierut refused to pardon him. Captain Pilecki was executed on 25 May 1948 in Warsaw.
In 1990 Captain Pilecki was fully acquitted of all charges and rehabilitated by the Polish State.
Direction and scenario: Krzysztof Łukaszewicz
Starring: Antoni Pawlicki, Karol Wróblewski, Mariusz Jakus, Paulina Chapko, Paweł Paprocki, Przemysław Wyszyński
Music: Michał Lorenc
Film in Polish with translation into Latvian language and English subtitles.
Entrance free, everybody is welcome!