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“How About We Stop by Tomaszow for the Day?”, dir. Sławomir Grünberg (PL/EN)

29.06.2023 - 14:00 / JCC Krakow, 24 Miodowa St.

How About We Stop by Tomaszow for the Day? is a feature-length documentary film by Slawomir Grünberg about Tomaszow Mazowiecki’s Jewish community, which before the war had been a vital ethnic group in the city that was second only to the Poles in its size. One of the film’s subjects is Allan Chernoff, former CNN journalist and co-author of the book The Tailors of Tomaszow: A Memoir of Polish Jews, which he wrote with his mother, Rena Margulies from Tomaszow. The film also features video material that Allan recorded with his mother in 1994 in Tomaszow Mazowiecki and at Treblinka and Auschwitz. The film’s other subjects include the world renowned pianist, Sarah Grunstein (the daughter of Chana Bornstein from Tomaszow), who travels between Sydney and New York , and two siblings – Ewa Korulska, who lives in Switzerland and her brother, computer programmer Daniel Wencel from California – who in their incredibly revelatory journey and search of their family roots are accompanied by Professor Krzysztof Tomasz Witczak. Allan, together with his mother Rena, as well as Ewa and Daniel all “stopped by” Tomaszow for a day in order to confront the stories they heard from their parents and grandparents with today’s reality.

We would like to invite you to a meeting with filmmakers and heroes of the film: Sławomir Grünberg, Sarah Grunstein, Ewa Korulska, Daniel Wencel, Barbara Grünberg
The meeting will be lead by Michalina Majewska

The film will be screened in two language versions: Polish and English.

The meeting with creators will be in Polish.