A book review of Marek Haltof’s Polish Film and the Holocaust. Politics and Memory (2012), in which the author takes up the question of representation of Holocaust in Polish film. Haltof carries out a meticulous analyses of films, and relates them to the political, ideological and cultural contexts of time in which they were made. Amongst others he considers: Wanda Jakubowska’s The Last Stage, Aleksander Ford’s Border Street, Andrzej Wajda’s Generation and Andrzej Munk’s The Passenger. Haltof also discusses films made after the end of 1989, after a period of silence (the years of 1965-1980), when the subject of the Holocaust was reluctantly taken up by film-makers. Amongst others he considers Andrzej Wajda’s Korczak and Roman Polański’s The Pianist. Haltof’s book can also be viewed in terms of an important contribution towards the discussion of Polish national memory.