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Holocaust survivors star in new documentary

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 02:18

Holocaust survivors describe their lives in new documentary ''Destination Unknown''. Jane Witherspoon reports

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Holocaust survivor Ed Mosberg still wears a bracelet bearing his identification number from Mauthausen concentration camp. He and other survivors describe their lives during and after the Holocaust in new documentary "Destination Unknown". SOUNDBITE (English) HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR, ED MOSBERG, SAYING: "I remember right after the war, including my wife, they shave a tattoo on her arm. She was holding it up, she didn't want to see because they were ashamed, that they survived. And I always said I am not ashamed, I didn't do nothing wrong. I wear this all the time, this number. This number was original plate from Mauthausen. You was wearing it with the wires on your wrist." The film, compiled over the course of 14 years, follows the stories of Jews who were in hiding, those who fought in the Jewish resistance movement and those who survived imprisonment in concentration camps. SOUNDBITE (English) DIRECTOR, CLAIRE FERGUSON, SAYING: "When I watched the testimony, what came across to me as unique and fresh was how do you live with pain? How do you have a life after such atrocity? And so that became the premise really for the film." Six million Jews died at the hands of the Nazis and their allies during the Holocaust, with many being sent to death camps after their possessions were seized. SOUNDBITE (English) HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR, ED MOSBERG, SAYING: "Not to forget. This is the whole thing. To go, that young people learn what happened because if there would be not somebody like me and like Mr. Roberts and Claire to put this on a film, OK, it would go forgotten. And this is why we have to thank to them for doing it, that next generation will still remember." The film is relased in the UK on June 16.

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Holocaust survivors star in new documentary

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 02:18