A true story of the struggle to survive, to love,
and to remember

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The Story

My mother, Aranka, is a Holocaust survivor with dementia.

Over 35 years ago, she documented the horrors she endured at the hands of the Nazis and how she met my father, Josef, in a concentration camp, separated by barbed wire, physically and psychologically ravaged by starvation and brutality. And yet, they fell in love, giving each other the strength and will to survive.

In this documentary I journey to the sites of the ghettos, concentration camps and slave-labor factories as they are today, finding visual remnants of the past in the present. What lies within the tangles of my mother’s memory, lies beneath these locations that time may have changed, but can never truly erase.

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