The Last Witness
Szkopiak's mother was then deported to Siberia in , eventually making it out and settling in England in In the wake of the recent Windrush scandal, Britain is finally confronting its difficult history of post-war migration. This film serves as a timely reminder of the lesser-known experiences of the many Polish veterans and civilians resettled here in the s, as their country came under the iron grip of Soviet totalitarianism that would last more than 40 years.
Szkopiak's film masterfully depicts the cover-up of this historical tragedy and shows its relevance to British history.
A Polish-British independent film about the Katyn Massacre. Piotr's parents were born in Poland but were deported when both the German and Soviet armies invaded the country in Piotr's father and his family were sent to Austria by the Germans as forced labour. His mother and her family were sent to Siberia by the Soviets as enemies of the state. After the war, Piotr's mother and father found themselves in England but could not return to Poland as it was still occupied by Soviet Russia and under communist rule.
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