He loved animals, liked small children, easily got attached to people. This is how the commandant of the German concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau Rudolf Hoess, a war criminal responsible for the killing of millions of people, was said to have been described. Rudolf Hoess is featured it in the second episode of the new documentary series "Ekspertyza," produced by TVP Historia in cooperation with the Institute of National Remembrance and the Prof. Jan Sehn Institute of Forensic Research in Krakow.
The premiere screening of "The Memories of Rudolf Hoess" will take place at the IPN’s "History Point" Educational Centre in Warsaw, at 21/25 Marszałkowska str. on 4 November 2019 (at 5:30 p.m.). Piotr Legutko, Director of TVP Historia and Dr hab. Filip Musiał, Director of the IPN Branch Office in Kraków - the historical consultant of the series, will take part in a discussion following the screening. The meeting will be moderated by Tomasz Müller.
Each episode of the series presents the opinions and memories of the witnesses of the events in question, as well as the opinions of experts from the Institute of National Remembrance and the Prof. Jan Sehn Institute of Forensic Research. The creators of the series - Piotr Litka and Tomasz Kamiński also used archival recordings while making the series.
On 4 November 2019, the premiere screening of the second episode will also take place at the IPN’s "History Point" in Kraków. There, the discussion after the film will be attended by: Dr Joanna Lubecka from the Krakow Branch of the Institute of National Remembrance, who is one of the experts taking part in the production, the film’s narrator Dr Tomasz Kupiec, the scriptwriter and director Piotr Litka and the second director Tomasz Kamiński. The meeting will be hosted by Dobrosław Rodziewicz.