Barbara Necek, Katarzyna Cieslar
In 2015, an article appeared on the website "Le Figaro": "During World War II, two Polish doctors rescued 8,000 Jews, causing a false epidemic of typhus with a modified vaccine." The information has been confirmed in numerous other press articles around the world. The titles were intriguing: "He saved 8,000 Jews", "Polish Schindler" - and encouraged the artists to query Lazowski and Matulewicz, whose history seemed to have been forgotten. Who were they and how did they save so many people? Starting from this information, we learn chronologically the history of Eugeniusz Lazowski. As in a police investigation, we try to discover the truth by visiting places and people with whom Lazowski was associated. This is a film about a brave and heroic man in the dark times of war. It is also a film about history and our ideas about it; about journalistic reliability and unreliability, for which fake news and all half-truths are the breeding ground. This is a film about Polish-Jewish relations in the past and today. The film tells the true story of the hero Eugene Lazowski.