They experienced perhaps the greatest crimes against humanity the world has ever seen. Yet what do we know about the Holocaust survivors who made Britain their home?
Made by the multi-award-winning director Daisy Asquith, Britain's Holocaust Survivors takes a unique approach to recording the experiences of the last generation to have living memories of the Holocaust.
Made in Daisy's inimitable warm documentary style, the film takes viewers into the homes of a small group of extraordinary survivors, telling their stories with sensitivity, humour and compassion.
A compelling cast of characters are revealed as they gradually reveal the horror of their past and how those experiences have shaped their lives.
While many of their testimonies are horrific, they also provide moments of hope and humanity; a daughter's heartfelt pleas to an SS officer successfully saving her mother from the gas chambers; and the blossoming relationship between a young woman and a British soldier who helped liberate the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
This film is an important historical and visual document, a testimony to the strength, determination and character of Holocaust survivors, a contemporary benchmark and possibly the final chance to hear from those survivors living in Britain.
They experienced perhaps the greatest crimes against humanity the world has ever seen. Yet what do we know about the…
- Features Holocaust survivors reliving the horrors of the war
- This episode has subtitles available.
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Daisy Asquith meets some of the last remaining survivors of the Holocaust, telling their stories with sensitivity, humour and compassion