"Nazi Persecution of Polish Christians" (working title)
- a two-hour documentary film-in-progress

An appeal for help in this project from:

Barbara Kathleen Herbich,
Producer, Academy Award Nominee

Richard C. Lukas, Ph.D., L.H.D.
Historian and Author of:
The Forgotten Holocaust
and Did the Children Cry?

Aldona Wos, M.D.
Member, United States Holocaust Memorial Council

Bozenna Urbanowicz Gilbride
Associate Producer of the Film: ZEGOTA: Council for Aid to Jews in Occupied Poland: 1942-1945


Dear Friends,

Please help! We only have until June 2003 to raise $100,000, or an opportunity to educate the world about the Christian Polish experience during World War II will be lost. Any amount that you can send, $50 or as much as $5,000, is vitally important. We must not let this project die.

Especially since nearly 100 hours of interview footage has already been filmed.

The two-hour Documentary, Nazi Persecution of Polish Christians (working title), produced by Barbara Herbich, with sponsorship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, is an educational and historical film in progress that is desperately in need of post-production funding. She has spent four years working on this historically significant documentary about the little known facts of the victimization of the Polish Christians by the Nazis.

Of the $300,000 production budget, approximately $200,000 has been raised from various corporations, foundations and individuals. However, $100,000 is needed for post-production costs to be raised within the next four weeks, or the project will not be completed.

Please send contributions to:
    New York Foundation for the Arts
    155 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY 10013-1507
    Attn: Tina Travis

Please annotate your contribution:
Barbara Kathleen Herbich for Nazi persecution of Polish Christians

All contributions are tax-deductible.

The film is the creation of Barbara Kathleen Herbich, Academy Award Nominee and winner of international film awards including two CINE Gold Eagles.

Our opinion is that this film has the potential of being perhaps the most important documentary presentation of Poland's victimization under the Nazis since the end of World War II.

Antony Polonsky, the Albert Abramson Professor of Holocaust Studies at Brandeis University says, "I strongly support Ms. Herbich's film-in-progress. I very much hope that the film obtains the financial backing it deserves."

PBS Executive, Anne Robinson wrote to Ms. Herbich, "The film... promises to be a sensitive presentation of a complex and difficult subject. Your proposed film on an important and little known chapter in the history of Polish citizens during the Nazi era is well-suited as a special for our national prime time schedule."

In addition to broadcasts on PBS and possibly the History Channel, through Direct Cinema Limited, videocassettes will be available to schools, universities, libraries, community centers and museums. Special screenings will encourage public discussion through a broad range of church, civic and educational organizations.

Exhaustive research has gone into this extraordinary project. Please see the summary of this film project by Barbara Herbich.

Please support this nearly funded project through a contribution TODAY and by forwarding this to anyone and everyone that you know who might be interested in helping as well. You will make a difference in how history is viewed.


Aldona Wos, M.D.
Member, United States Holocaust Memorial Council

Richard C. Lukas, Ph.D., L.H.D.
Author and Historian

Bozenna Urbanowicz Gilbride
Associate Producer of the Film: ZEGOTA: Council for Aid to Jews in Occupied Poland: 1942-1945