KINO OKO is showing another WWII documentary “Stefan Starzynski. Investigation Discontinued / Stefan Starzyński. Śledztwo umorzono” (2017, 60 min), directed by Hanna Etemadi.
Stefan Starzyński was the Mayor of Warsaw from 1934 to October 1939. He became famous for his heroic attitude during the defense of Warsaw in September 1939. He refused to evacuate with the government to Romania and remained faithful to Warsaw to the end, He did not abandon it in the face of the advancing German troops, despite receiving a clear order to do so. Starzynski was a politician with a vision and grand plans that were destroyed by World War II.
The circumstances of Stefan Starzyński’s death are still not entirely clear. His assassination is attributed to Einsatzgruppe IV under the command of SS-Brigadeführer Lothar Beutel. There are many different hypotheses about when and where he was murdered and that’s what the documentary is about.
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