WWII Center to Show Classic Film at Brookdale
Local Film Authority to Comment
Brookdale Community College’s Center for World War II Studies and Conflict Resolution will screen the classic, “Katyn” Tuesday, October 9 in the Warner Student Life Center, lower level, Twin Lights Room. The presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m.
The Video and Vets Series is a unique program featuring the presentation of a WWII inspired movie with discussion of the movie by subject experts.
Providing commentary following the film for the question and answer segment will be noted film authority, Neil O’Conner, Middletown.
The film is an examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn Forest in April/May 1940. On September 17, 1939, a group of Polish officers and soldiers were imprisoned by the Soviet Army on the border of Poland.
In the film, a wife and her daughter travel from Krakow to meet her husband and an officer, Andrzej and try to convince them to escape and come back home. Andrzej refuses to leave the troops and all are deported to USSR. Later the Soviets report that the Polish officers had been massacred by the Germans in the Katyn Fores, however, the wife retrieves Andrzej's diary disclosing that the soldiers had been actually murdered by the Soviet Army.
The film and q&a following the screening is an opportunity to learn about the Katyn massacre and the now infamous cover-up by the Soviets.
The fee and code for the film is $5 / Brookdale students free. To register for the viewing, call 732-224-2315 for event code XWWTS 270 PR.
The Center gratefully acknowledges the Program Series sponsorship provided by The Two River Times.