Swimming in Auschwitz

Swimming in Auschwitz

Tue, 04/17/2012 - 9:00pm

This is a picture of survivor Renee Firestone taken during her first return to Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1996.

Photo provided by family

The interwoven stories of six women provide a glimpse into life, spirit and survival at the notorious concentration camp, Auschwitz.

One of the glaring omissions in the ongoing study of the events of the Holocaust is the experiences of women in the concentration camps. While subject to the same physical conditions as the men, and many of the same physical hardships, the ways in which women convey their memories is a stark contrast to most male testimonies. A strong focus on family and friendship, on faith and spirituality of all kinds become focal points. It is this experience that Swimming in Auschwitz captures. Swimming in Auschwitz airs Tuesday, April 17 at 9 p.m. on WXXI World (cable 524/DT21.2).

 

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I was born a German and as of

I was born a German and as of this Day I can not understand that a whole Nation went "Kuckoo"
Juism in my Parents house was a Religion - nothing else.
I do think that the Dokumentaries need to be repeated - SO WE DO NOT FORGET!
I hope these Ladies are still alive, just to tell it like it was.

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