A Requiem for Hania

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September 1, 2021

In 1942, Hania Stern wit­ness­es the hor­rors of War­saw Ghet­to. Hers is the sto­ry of a soul lost, and a soul found.

In 1968 Pawel Weisz, an avant-garde War­saw com­pos­er, knows lit­tle of his own his­to­ry. At a time of anti-Semi­tism purges, Pawel falls in a for­bid­den love with a rad­i­cal young Jew­ish vio­lin­ist. But theirs is a love lead­ing to loss and exile while Pol­ish State Secu­ri­ty watch­es and waits.

And in 2006, War­saw actor Agnies­ka Janiec dis­cov­ers at the death of her Grand­moth­er secrets that lead to a jour­ney of dis­cov­ery: about her Grand­moth­er, about War­saw in the Ghet­to years, about those lost, those found.

A Requiem For Hania is a sto­ry of iden­ti­ty, of loss, of redis­cov­ery, a sto­ry about friend­ship, about music that illu­mi­nates our com­mon human­i­ty, about the pain of the past and the poten­tial for the present to heal. It is final­ly a sto­ry of where we have come from and just per­haps where we are going.

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