Monday, October 27, 2008

Movie Night: Katyn


Tonight we had our first movie night and were given the opportunity to view the film Katyn, directed by Andrzej Wajda.

In 1943, while fighting against the Soviet Union, German troops came across mass graves in the forest of Katyn in present-day Belarus. The Soviets denied accountability for this crime and instead blamed it on the Nazis. This incident remained taboo in Poland for decades, until 1990, when the Soviets finally admitted that they were guilty of the massacre.

Since I have been in Poland I have seen some good films (including others by the talented Wajda), but hands down this is my favorite so far.

On a lighter note we had a little surprise party for Emily, who turns 21 tomorrow! Wszystkiego Najlepszego!

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