Teaspoon for Life

Director: Michał Nekanda-Trepka

written & directed by Michał Nekanda-Trepka director of photography Michał Bukojemski, Andrzej Jaroszewicz music by Jerzy Satanowski edited by Lidia Mandes, Zofia Żydaczewska, Marcin Bukojemski, Marek S. Szumski sound by Michał Bukojemski, Michał Jaroszewicz production manager Ewa Metelska produced by Digit – Film, Positive-Charge, Telewizja Polska – Agencja Produkcji Audycji Telewizyjnych
colour, 18′
Poland 2004


Elżbieta Fickowska was six months old when her Jewish parents placed her in the custody of Irena Sendler, a Polish woman, who at the peril of her own life, tried to rescue Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. The only thing Elżbieta had with her was a little spoon with her name and birthday engraved on it. Of one million Jewish children in Europe, 90 percent were annihilated. A half a million of that children were living in Poland. Approximately 5,000 were rescued. Most of them don’t know their real name or date of birth. This is the first film that shows a Jewish child saved during World War II that still lives in Poland.


Michał Nekanda-Trepka
Born in 1947. Graduated in Film Directing from the National Film School in Łódź. Director and screenwriter of documentary films.