Press Releases


April 1, 2013

On April 22 at 7:30 p.m., MPTV will host a screening of NEVER FORGET TO LIE, a documentary by filmmaker Marian Marzynski. The piece is an autobiographical look into Marzynski's wartime childhood and the experiences of other child survivors of the Holocaust.

This screening is open to the public and will be held at the Oriental Theater at 2230 North Farwell Avenue in Milwaukee. Tickets are $10 and will be on sale at the box office. This screening is co-sponsored by The Nathan and Ester Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center.

NEVER FORGET TO LIE explores the history and conflicting feelings about national, cultural and religious identity that mark many survivors. It tells of parents who did anything possible to save their children, entrusting them to Christian friends, priests and orphanages. Many of the children were baptized as Catholics in order to provide them with the documents that could mean the difference between life and death. Some survivors recall the challenges of assuming their Jewish identities after the war.

"The Holocaust story has been told by others; this is our turn," Marzynski said. "In our old bodies, we are still children." Marzynksi will be available after the screening for discussion and questions with the audience. He was born in Poland and survived the Holocaust as a Jewish child hidden by Christians. He has been making documentary films for over 50 years. He has won two Emmy awards for his documentaries and is a major contributor to such PBS series as AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, NOVA and FRONTLINE.

NEVER FORGET TO LIE will air on Monday, May 6 at 9 p.m. on MPTV 10.1 HD and 36.2 HD as part of PBS' FRONTLINE series.

About MPTV
Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV) is southeastern Wisconsin's premier non-commercial media organization. MPTV consists of two traditional television stations, WMVS and WMVT, and seven additional digital television services. The MPTV stations are the area's only over-the-air source for PBS and other national public television programs, and also offer a diverse schedule of their own award-winning local series and specials. The station is watched by over 900,000 viewers each week throughout southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
For more information, visit


Erin Eaton, Publicist/Grant Writer
P: (414) 297-8229

Darlyne Haertlein, Manager-Community Relations
P: (414) 297-7518