for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest

In Darkness (2011)

sunday evening (27th july), 9.45pm-12.00, on bbc 4 tv (freeview channel 9)
in darkness (in polish, subtitled, 2011)

In Darkness is a dramatization of a factual rescue of Jewish refugees.
For over a year, a Polish Catholic sewer maintenance worker and burglar, Leopold Socha – along with his friend and coworker Szczepek Wróblewski – hid and cared for a group of hunted Polish Jews who had escaped the massacres and deportations during the liquidation of the Lwów Ghetto, at first helping them in exchange for daily payment, but then continuing to do so long after the Jews’ money had run out, and aiding them had become ever more dangerous.”

(not available on iplayer)

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Comments on: "In Darkness (2011)" (1)

  1. Gregory B. Wroblewski said:

    Szczepek was a relative of mine, I also have another who in Warsaw took on the responsibity of smuggling tens of thousands of Jewish people by rail, boat, air , what ever means was possible. This too is documented but because of the high possition held it’s not spoken of. I met my Aunt once at a funeral in 1958 and she died with in a year later from a heart attack most likely from the strain of her duties. I have in possession, in brief of these achievements and her duties that she couragously carried out. I am Proud of all my ancestors to take on seemingly impossible feats.

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