1. Arek's story, Chapter Three

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    Holocaust survivor Arek Hersh describes the liquidation of the ghetto he was in in 1942 and how he evaded being one of the 10,000 children shot by the SS.

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    • Arek's Story, Chapter One

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      Holocaust survivor Arek Hersh describes his childhood in Poland, his schooldays and the place of faith in his family life

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      • NAOMI WARREN: A Story of Hope and Renewal - Directed, Written & Produced by Leslie Sachnowitz Meimoun

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        Awarded a top Grand Remi at WorldFest 2013 International Film Festival. Synopsis: Born in 1920 in the town of Wolkowysk, Poland to parents Samuel and Hasia Kaplan, Naomi and her siblings were raised in a warm Jewish home filled with the aromas of her mother's kitchen and fond memories of her beloved father. When the Nazis invaded and Jews across Europe were targeted for mass extermination, Naomi's family was shattered and her world was turned upside down. With testimonies from Naomi herself as well as her own children, this story weaves together a tapestry of what it means to have hope amidst deep despair and a soaring spirit that ultimately achieves triumph over tragedy. 2012 - Documentary Film (25 min). Directed, Written and Produced by Leslie Sachnowitz Meimoun.

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        • Ruth ☙ Greg and ☙ Emily ☙ give a concert

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          My dear brother-in-law Gregory Elmaloglou, former assistant principal cellist of the Sydney Symphony orchestra, joined up with his musician friend Ruth Rack, a mezzo soprano and pianist Emily Courtright to give a concert at the Holdsworth Community Care Centre in Woollahra Sydney on October 30th, during my visit to Australia in 2012. The concert was given for older members of the Eastern Suburbs Jewish community who meet at the centre for companionship and fellowship, all sharing a common memory of suffering under the Nazis. Ruth was born in Leipzig in 1929. Her father was an opera singer who was murdered by the Nazis, as was her mother. Ruth came to England as a child under the Kindertransport child rescue scheme, and eventually married and settled in Australia. She wrote a memoir of her experience in 'Book of Ruth: Memoirs of a Child Survivor', and she gives talks to schools. I have been very moved making this film. Although Ruth does not say as much explicitly, her choice of music and the feeling in her singing, together with Greg's sensitive cello playing and Emily's skilful accompaniment on the old upright piano at the Centre, combined to create an atmosphere of great generosity and cheerfulness among the visitors that day; it seemed to help for a short time at least to forget past cruelties and restore a little faith in human nature...

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          • the'fax: November 15, 2012 Show Trailer

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            Remembrance Day is the highlight of this week's episode of the'fax. Chris Putnam gives a preview.

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            • the'fax: November 15, 2012 (ep. 2)

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              This week's episode of the'fax covers Remembrance Day ceremonies, tips on winter cycling, Nova Scotia's new math curriculum, and more. Hosts: Samantha Alexander, Aaron Williams.

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              • One of the Lucky Ones - Eva Felsenburg Marx

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                Born in Czechoslovakia, Eva Felsenburg Marx is thrown into the turmoil and terror of World War II - first sent away at two, then again at six, in disguise and tearful. Separated from her parents, forced to “pass” as a Christian child, coping with dangers she barely understands, this evocative and lyrical memoirs describe childhoods irrevocably marked by the Holocaust. In the same book as Judy Abram's, Tenuous Threads and One of the Lucky Ones tell us the parallel but unique stories of two children who were able to survive when so many others perished. Buy the book: http://www.azrielifoundation.org/memoirs/books/tenuous-threads-one-of-the-lucky-ones/

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                • Little Girl Lost - Betty Rich

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                  When the Nazis invade her small town of Zduńska Wola, Poland in 1939, sixteen-year-old Betty Rich escapes into Soviet-occupied Poland. Over the next five years, her journey takes her from a forced labour camp in the far north of the USSR to the subtropical Soviet Georgian region and back to Poland. After the war, Betty and her husband flee from the Polish Communist regime and eventually immigrate to Toronto. Rich’s reflection on her is “a montage of graphic snapshots and moments in motion… both testimony and a meditation on what it meant to her sense of self to endure and survive as a young woman growing into adulthood in exile.” Buy the book: http://www.azrielifoundation.org/memoirs/books/little-girl-lost/

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                  • Tenuous Threads - Judy Abrams

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                    Judit Grünfeld (Judy Abrams) is thrown into the turmoil and terror of World War II. At seven, Judy’s mother leaves her at a convent where she must adopt a new “Christian” identity. Separated from her parents, forced to “pass” as Christian children, coping with dangers they barely understand, this evocative and lyrical memoir describe a childhood irrevocably marked by the Holocaust. In the same book as Eva Marx's Memoir, Tenuous Threads and One of the Lucky Ones tell us the parallel but unique stories of two children who were able to survive when so many others perished. Buy the book: http://www.azrielifoundation.org/memoirs/books/tenuous-threads-one-of-the-lucky-ones/

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                    • If Home Is Not Here - Max Bornstein

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                      Max Bornstein’s epic account of surviving as a Polish child born into desperate poverty; a boy who lived in Canada for ten years but returned to Europe in 1933, the year that Adolf Hitler came to power; and a stateless refugee in 1930s Paris who managed to escape as France fell to the Nazis only to be interned in a Spanish camp, is breathtaking in scope. Max Bornstein’s unusual candour in recounting his struggles with mental health add powerful dimension to his Holocaust survival. If Home Is Not Here gives rare insights into the experiences of an undocumented Jewish boy who is caught up in political forces beyond his control. Buy his book: http://www.azrielifoundation.org/memoirs/books/if-home-is-not-here/

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