2009-2012: Kazik and The Kommander's Car
Kazik and the Kommander's Car is a 25 minute documentary produced by Katy Carr and directed by British film maker Hannah Lovell and documents Katy Carr's first visit to meet and present her tribute song, Kommander's Car to Polish World War II veteran Kazimierz Piechowski born October 3, 1919 in Rajkowy, Poland) who was a Boy Scout during the Second Polish Republic, a political prisoner of Nazi Germany at Auschwitz concentration camp, a soldier in the Polish Home Army (Armia Krajowa) and then a prisoner for seven years of the Soviet Union's Communist government ruling Poland after World War II.
'Kazik' Kazimierz Piechowski was also present for the debut screening of in Poland of the film Kazik and the Kommander's Car which included a Katy Carr concert on January 27, 2010, at the Dom Spotkań z Historią, History Meeting House in Warsaw, Poland to mark the 65th anniversary of liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp.
Kazimierz Piechowski since remarked to the BBC that Kommander's Car is "like a gate closing on the drama of my life - she (Carr) has actually put the drama so precisely in the song. I always thought that this the most dramatic moment of my life would be somehow not heard. Now I can close that chapter."
On Holocaust Memorial Day, 27 January 2012 to commemorate Piechowski's 70th Anniversary of his escape and also the Liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp a DVD entitled Kazik and the Kommander's Car was released consisting of three cinematic responses: – a documentary, Katy Carr's music video for Kommander's Car and a series of film extras. Funding for the release came from both the Polish Cultural Institute in London and Arts Council England.
Katy Carr’s contribution to highlighting the experience of a man caught up in one of humanity’s greatest failures does not end there. Her newly completed album Paszport (2012) is, says Carr, “a deep net of historical delights” and concentrates on the Polish experience of the war.
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