The Pianist

Grades: High School & College
Subject Area: History, Holocaust Studies
Made Possible By: Focus Features

Explore the moral anguish of a Holocaust survivor with this study guide to Roman Polanski’s Academy Award-winning film The Pianist. Students gauge their own reactions to prejudice, weigh the options for resistance to persecution, and discover the humanizing power of compassion as they follow the film’s hero, Wladyslaw Szpilman, through his five-year struggle. Includes a Holocaust timeline and resource list.

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