Wanda Jakubowska

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Wanda Jakubowska
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Born (1907-10-10)10 October 1907
Warsaw,  Poland
Died 25 February 1998(1998-02-25) (aged 90)
Warsaw, Poland
Occupation Film director
Years active 1932 - 1988

Wanda Jakubowska (10 October 1907 in Warsaw – 25 February 1998 in Warsaw) was a Polish film director.


During World War II, she was a prisoner in Auschwitz. After the war, she made the movie Ostatni etap (The Last Stage) in 1947. The film was partly shot on location at Auschwitz concentration camp. The film is based on her personal experiences as a prisoner at Auschwitz. She claimed that what helped her to survive Auschwitz was constantly thinking about the documentation of her experiences.

She was a professor at the National Film School in Łódź (1949-1974).

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