Since Snapchat stories expire after 24 hours, here you can find some of our footages also in English permanently. But first please watch this three minute summary of our project.
After she had survived the holocaust Ella Blumenthal only wanted to forget the past and move on. For years, she did not speak of her experiences to anyone. But her daughter sensed that something was wrong. We met them both.
Ernie Gross fought for his life as an inmate in Dachau. Don Greenbaum was a young soldier in the US Army – and liberated the concentration camp. Decades later the two men reunited. Our reporters met them for the first ever „sachor“ story in English.MEHR ZUM HINTERGRUND
She was only a child as she lost almost everyone of her relatives: We visited Maja Krapina in Minsk who talked about the Belarussian ghetto.MEHR ZUM HINTERGRUND
What is the story behind the mysterious entrance? In Leipzig, Germany, an extraordinary monument reminds of the Holocaust. It tells the story of two Jewish families who were expropriated by the Nazis.MEHR ZUM HINTERGRUND
Ben Ferencz is 98 years old and the last surviving prosecutor of the Nuremberg Trials. He remembers what he saw when he liberated concentration camps with the US army – and he explains how he is still fighting for a more peaceful world.MEHR ZUM HINTERGRUND
We met Sophie, who volunteers in Haifa, Israel and teaches German to survivors of the Holocaust. We’ve talked with one of her students.
What is it like when you are suddenly face to face with the man who is regarded as the chief organizer of the genocide of the Jews? Gabriel Bach tells us about it
Miriam Herzfeld was a child when the Nazis came to power. In order to save their lives, she and her family had to flee Germany and move to South Africa. Our reporters met her in Cape Town.
So far for now, our last story starts at the place where the most terrible Nazi crimes happened – at Auschwitz. However, it ends in Israel, with a woman, who tells us how she managed to survive this horror.MEHR ZUM HINTERGRUND