Blind Love: A Holocaust Journey Through Poland with Man’s Best Friend

Blind Love: A Holocaust Journey Through Poland with Man’s Best Friend

Sun, 08/02/2020 - 5:00pm - 5:30pm

Photo: A shot from Blind Love

Provided by NETA

With the help of their loyal guide dogs, six blind Israelis travel on the March of the Living, a program that brings students from all over the world to Auschwitz.

They march arm in arm with Holocaust survivors from Auschwitz to Birkenau, and are joined by thousands of diverse people of goodwill, marching against prejudice, intolerance and hate. Blind Love: A Holocaust Journey Through Poland with Man’s Best Friend, airing Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 5 p.m. on WXXI-TV, shares their journey.

The film highlights two historical facts: the first victims of Nazi Germany were the disabled, of whom approx. 250,000 were murdered by the regime; and the Nazis often trained dogs to attack and kill their prisoners. In the film, the disabled visitors travel to Poland and Auschwitz, with guide dogs who assist them on every step, a stark contrast, to the cruel treatment of the disabled and the brutal usage of dogs, by Nazi Germany during WWII.

This program is part of Move to Include, a partnership between WXXI and the Golisano Foundation designed to promote inclusion for people with intellectual and physical disabilities. This Move to Include model expands nationally this year to five additional communities with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people. To learn more about the national efforts, visit movetoinclude.us.

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