Irena's Vow

Irena's Vow

Winter
2024-03-26T00:00:00
Session schedule
Tue, Mar 26 - Tue, Mar 26
Number of Sessions
1
Age range
Adults
-
16.00
Members
16.00
Public

In Person. Click here to purchase tickets. Screening followed by Q+A with writer Dan Gordon. Reception to follow.

Irena’s Vow
Dir. Louise Archambault
(Canada/Poland, 2023, 121 min)
Through the eyes of a strong-willed woman comes the remarkable true story of Irena Gut Opdyke and the triumphs of the human spirit over devastating tragedy. 19-year-old Irena Gut is promoted to housekeeper in the home of a highly respected Nazi officer in Poland when she finds out that the Jewish ghetto is about to be liquidated. Determined to save Jewish workers, she decides to shelter them in the safest place she can think of – the basement of the German Major's house. Over the next eight months, Irena uses her wit, instinct, charm, and immense courage to hide her friends for as long as possible.

Cosponsored by 3GNY and Stand With Us.

 

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