Remembering the Holocaust (03:19)
For decades many survivors of concentration camps were unwilling or unable to describe their experiences. Witnesses wondered why they survived when their family members did not. (Credits)
Labeled Jewish (03:13)
Pick Hanus was sent to Auschwitz and did not survive. At the end of World War II a film circulated of Bergen-Belsen being liberated. Frank Bright kept a photograph of his class from the ghetto.
Before World War II (05:19)
Janine Webber's mother took her to see a Shirley Temple movie before the war. Susan Pollack and her brother would hide under the table when her parents left the apartment. Anita Lasker Wallfisch caused her daughter to feel constantly stressed.
Turning Genocide into Sculpture (05:08)
Maurice Blik thought he would be a doctor when he grew up but wanted to create something. The sculptor created his first sculpture for his little sister's birthday in Bergen-Belsen. Clara Milk placed Millie's pile on the heap of corpses outside the barracks.
Living in a Concentration Camp (04:15)
Manfred Goldberg and his mother were permitted to move to the same camps. Herman Goldberg disappeared while his family worked. God decreed that individuals believe in him through faith, not logic.
Survivor's Stories (03:08)
Lydia Tischler fantasized that her mother survived the Holocaust and lived in a displaced people's camp. Ivor Perl held his father's hand at Auschwitz before his execution. Perl celebrated his Bar Mitzvah at a satellite camp to Dachau.
Visiting Auschwitz (05:53)
Perl and his daughter and granddaughter travel to Poland. Pollack is offended that concentration camps have become centers for tourism. Zigi Shipper describes his guilt hoping people would die so he could sit down on the train.
Auschwitz Arrival (03:20)
Those who were selected entered the gas chambers immediately. Webber was unable to say goodbye to her mother. Perl felt that he needed to go on with life.
Remembering Concentration Camps (02:33)
Perl cannot continue with the Auschwitz tour, because it is too painful. Survivors describe how they are unable to cry or refuse to show emotion.
Germany Returning to Fascism (04:04)
The Nazi party never disappeared. The recent refugee crisis brought out the worst in Germans. Wallfisch wanted to build bridges.
Honoring the Victims (02:57)
Goldberg contracted an artist to create a painting of a photograph of his brother. His family interceded and asked for a memorial for Herman.
Memorial for Goldberg's Family (04:37)
Goldberg describes how his father may have saluted Adolf Hitler as he drove by. See footage of the memorial ceremony for Goldberg's family.
Survivor's Guilt (04:01)
Bilk did not let the past destroy him and makes a point to enjoy life. Survivors worried that they would betray those who they have lost.
Credits: The Last Survivors (00:60)
Credits: The Last Survivors
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