Santa Barbara area Holocaust Survivors illuminate the rich European Jewish culture that was systematically destroyed during WWII. Through the stories of the few who escaped we come to know how much was lost. 25 local Survivors recount their earliest childhood memories of their lives in Hungary, Austria, Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Germany. They share their memories of how their lives were abruptly and forever changed, of the dramatic and deeply sad events that transpired, of the loved ones who perished and of the courageous ones who pulled them to safety. These stories are infused with the wisdom and the strength that's born out of building life after loss.