Free Walkative! Special - The Pianist's Warsaw
18 November 2017, Saturday
Start time: 13:30
Place: Warsaw - Śródmieście dist., Filharmonia Narodowa w Warszawie, ul. Jasna 5
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In November 1940 the biggest Jewish ghetto in occupied Europe is finally closed with 450.000 people inside. One of them is Władysław Szpilman, a young pianist and composer.
In 1942 in the so-called "Great Deporation" action, Szpilman loses his family. Himself he has a chance to escape the ghetto and survive the War.
In 1946 he publishes a book with his memories from the times of WWII.
In 2001 a Polish director and Holocaust surviver Roman Polański shots his Oscar winning movie based on the book.
In Novemeber 2017 (70 years after those events) we invite you for a special tour through the small ghetto where we will see the original former jewish houses, preserved part of the ghetto wall, the location of a wooden footbridge and Janusz Korczak related places.
We start by the Warsaw Philharmonic where the last scene of the movie was made.
Please remember to watch "The Pianist" before the tour. The narrative will be based on the film and the Szpilman's book.
Meeting point: The Warsaw Philharmonic, Jasna 5 at 1:30PM
Duration: about 2h 15min - 2h 30min
You don't need any reservation. Simply show up at the meeting point.