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Annual Copernicus Lecture and Film

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
12:00 AM
1636 International Institute/SSWB, 1080 S. University

Polish writer Agata Tuszynska presents "Wiera Gran: A Singer, A Collaborator? The Other Side of Polanski’s Pianist"

Polish writer Agata Tuszynska will talk about her latest book, which is built on detailed research and personal interviews with Wiera Gran, who sang in the Warsaw Ghetto to the accompaniment of Wladyslaw Szpilman, the hero of Roman Polanski’s film, The Pianist. The author will speak about her book and the mystery of whether Gran was guilty of aiding the Nazis, as Szpilman later accused. Sponsors: Copernicus Endowment, CREES, Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.