János Esterházy. Unerased history.

János Esterházy. Unforgettable history "is a touching, turbulent and tragic story of a Hungarian count, grandson of the chancellor of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow (PL), one of the largest and oldest universities in Europe. He was brought up in a Polish-Hungarian home and culture. Under the treaty of Trianon, he suddenly became a resident of Slovakia and took on his shoulders the fight for the fate of all national minorities, and during World War II he saved many Poles, and at his home in Budapest he organized conspiratorial meetings of Polish politicians and military during World War II, it would be suitable for a spectacular series presenting the history of Central Europe from the end of World War I to the communist regime. After WWII, for revealing Stalinist crimes, mainly the Katyn massacre, he was taken to Moscow to Lubyanka and in 1946 he was sentenced to many years in labor camps and work in a porcelain factory, that made him deadly ill. Until 1957 he was in 11 prisons - also in Lviv, then in Czechoslovakia - from Pilsen to Leopoldov, he died in Mirov, in the heaviest prison for political prisoners, and his ashes were not handed over to the family until 2017! In 2011, he received the award posthumously of Jan Karski from the American Anti-Defamation League for saving Jews during World War II.
Documentary is based on interwievs with experts historians from Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and the United States, archival materials, including films, and fictionalized scenes.

  • Grzegorz Kubaszko
  • Grzegorz Kubaszko
  • Grzegorz Kubaszko
  • Jaap Arrien
    Cinema operator
  • Marcin Pawełczak
    Cinema operator
  • Dariusz Panza
    Cinema operator
  • Rafael Samanez
    Cinema operator
  • Piotr Stachowski
  • Grzegorz Kubaszko
    Sound recordist
  • Marta Chalimoniuk - Nowak
    Production manager
  • Krzysztof Rapp
  • Michał Zabłocki
  • Marta Chalimoniuk - Nowak
    Substantive cooperation
  • Michał Zabłocki
    Substantive cooperation
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    János Esterházy. Niewymazana historia.
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    58 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 26, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    21,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, United States
  • Language:
    English, Polish
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  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Distribution Information
  • Fundacja Filmowa Polscy Wychodźcy (Polish Emigrants Film Foundation)
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights, Internet, Free TV, Paid TV
Director Biography - Grzegorz Kubaszko

- János Esterházy. Unerased history (2021)
- From slander to burning (2021)

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He has 20 years of experience in television and film productions. He is the founder and for 4 years the head of the Polish Emigrants Film Foundation (Fundacja Filmowa Polscy Wychodźcy). He's independent producer, production manager, funds seeker, screenplay author and also director. In 2021, he produced 3 documentaries. He is the author of two of them. - "János Esterházy. Unerased history". and "From slander to burning" - the history of slander and witch trials in the Duchy of Nysa in the 17th century.