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In May 1943, Szmul Zygielbojm, a member of the Polish government-in-exile, commits suicide in London. His action leads young British journalist Adam to follow the coroner’s investigation, revealing the significance of Zygielbojm’s mission in Great Britain: to convince the indifferent Allies to intervene in the Holocaust being perpetrated by Nazi Germany in Europe. An account of a true historical tragedy, The Death of Zygielbojm is a timely reminder that we must always take evil seriously – and act against it.


A story about the tragic fate of a Jewish political activist who committed suicide in London on May 12, 1943. His act was to be a protest against the world's inaction in the face of the tragedy of the Holocaust. A story told from the perspective of a young British journalist who, like most contemporary people of the Western world, was unaware of the scale of the crime taking place in eastern Europe at that time.

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    86 minutes
  • Language
    Polish w/subtitles
  • Country
    Poland
  • Premiere
    Palm Beach County
  • Director
    Ryszard Brylski
  • Cast
    Jack Roth, Wojciech Mecwaldowski, Karolina Gruszka