Film Screening of 'Tonia and Her Children'
Film Screening of 'Tonia and Her Children' by Marcel Łoziński with introductory remarks by Dr. Przemysław Kaniecki: Tonia Lechtman’s personal archive in the collections of the POLIN Museum.
A documentary on the life of Jewish communist Tonia Lechtman who was sentenced to 5 years in prison after the war. The figure of Tonia Lechtman is presented through the prism of her prison correspondence as well as the reminiscences of her adult children, Wera and Marcel, who recall being separated from their mother, and being moved from one orphanage to the other. The documentary poses vital questions on difficult family relations, the influence of parents’ choices on their children’s fate, and the social ostracism stemming from those choices.
This event is part of international academic conference titled 'Biographies and Politics: The Involvement of Jews and People of Jewish Origin in Leftist Movements in 19th and 20th Century Poland'.
The conference is organized within the Global Education Outreach Program.
The conference was made possible thanks to the support of Taube Philanthropies, the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation, and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland.
The conference was organized with the support of Stiftung für deutsch-polnische Zusammenarbeit.
The conference was made possible thanks to the support of the European Association for Jewish Studies.
This conference was made possible thanks to a grant from the German-Polish Science Foundation.
The conference is supported by the Gotteiner Institute for the History of the Bund and the Jewish Labor Movement at the University of Haifa.