The Department of Global Communications and
the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Poland to the United Nations
invite you to the film screening
Thursday, 2 May 2019
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
ECOSOC, United Nations Headquarters, New York
Registration is now closed.
Renia and Ariana. Photograph: Bellak Family Archives
Broken Dreams is the compelling story of two Polish Jewish, teenage sisters, Renia and Ariana Spiegel, struggling to survive the Holocaust in Nazi-occupied Poland. The film draws on the journal kept by Renia from 1939 to the summer of 1942. In 1942, Renia was murdered by the Nazis. She had just turned 18. The film presents a powerful insight into a young life cut short before the talent evident in her writing could blossom. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with film director Tomasz Magierski and Renia Spiegel’s sister, Ariana Elizabieta Bellak. It will be moderated by Ms. Alison Smale, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications.