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De l'holocauste à Hollywood

Author: Gene Gutowski
Publisher: Lausanne : Noir sur blanc, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : FrenchView all editions and formats
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Memoirs of Gutowski, the producer of many of Roman Polanski's films, including "Repulsion" (1965) and "The Pianist" (2002). Gutowski was born in Lvov in 1925 and grew up in Rawa Ruska. Pp. 46-120 recount his experiences during the Holocaust. During the Soviet occupation the family returned to Lvov. Following the German occupation, thanks to his good manners and command of language, Gutowski was able to pose as a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Autobiographie
Biography
Named Person: Gene Gutowski; Gene Gutowski; Gene Gutowski
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gene Gutowski
ISBN: 2882501781 9782882501783
OCLC Number: 186496973
Notes: Translation of: From Holocaust to Hollywood. originally published in Polish under title: Od holocaustu do Hollywood.
Description: 296 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Od holocaustu do Hollywood.
De l'holocauste à Hollywood, ou, Le triomphe de la vie
Responsibility: Gene Gutowski ; traduit de l'anglais par Florence Hertz.

Abstract:

Memoirs of Gutowski, the producer of many of Roman Polanski's films, including "Repulsion" (1965) and "The Pianist" (2002). Gutowski was born in Lvov in 1925 and grew up in Rawa Ruska. Pp. 46-120 recount his experiences during the Holocaust. During the Soviet occupation the family returned to Lvov. Following the German occupation, thanks to his good manners and command of language, Gutowski was able to pose as a German working for the Red Cross. In this capacity he obtained Christian birth certificates for his family and many other Jews. However, in 1942 his mother was arrested and deported to Bełżec, where she died. Gutowski fled to Warsaw and hid on the "Aryan side" until 1943, when he signed up to work with Organisation Todt and was sent to Riga. He spent the rest of the war building fortifications there. After the war he spent a few years working for the American counter-espionage unit (CIC) in Germany before moving to New York, where he gradually found his way into the film industry. His father was killed by the Nazis in summer 1942, and his only brother took his own life during the liquidation of the Lvov ghetto.

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