Arthur Nauzyciel
Jan Karski

Saturday & Sunday, September 17 & 18, 2011

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Arthur Nauzyciel directs a site-specific staged reading based on the French novel Jan Karski written by Yannick Haenel and translated by Ian Monk (published in the U.S. as The Messenger).

Adapted by Arthur Nauzyciel, it recounts the heroic acts of Jan Karski, a messenger of the Polish Resistance, who risked his life beginning in 1942 to report to the Allies on the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto and the Holocaust. The novel blends documentary and fiction to relate the life of Karski, one of the witnesses interviewed in Claude Lanzmann’s landmark documentary, Shoah.

In English.

“Arthur Nauzyciel is one of the most interesting directors today.” —Le Monde

This event is part of Fiction & Non-Fiction, one of Crossing the Line 2011's three curatorial program perspectives.


972, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy
972 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10075


Co-presented with 972, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy
and the Centre Dramatique National in Orléans (France)
Images: Arthur Nauzyciel © Frédéric Nauczyciel; Jan Karski

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