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JRoots – Jewish Journeys Connecting Generations, is a non-profit organization committed to educating generations about Jewish history, heritage and identity. Contact info@JRoots.org for further information.
January 20, 2014 9:50 AM
Very Sad to Learn about Holocaust
Sure. I will certainly tell all these hardships faced by the Jews to my children’s. I have watched lots of video’s and pictures available in various media’s over the past few months and also reading survivors stories. I am really fortunate to live in this century without all these hardships. My prayers to all those lost their lives in Holocaust and my greeting to all who survived.
July 17, 2013 6:30 PM
We must start teaching our children and Bochurom, that all of mankind, adults and children, Yiddishe and Non-Yiddishe, are precious in the eyes of the Creator, Hashem Yisborach.Halevai, that our children should see, that we worry about the well-being of every person and we make an effort, not to exclude any person, from our Teffilohs. Especially when we Daven for Refuah Shleimo, we must Daven for Yidden and for Non-Yidden who are R”L not well.That will strengthen our empathy and concern for all Human Beings, for Yidden and for Non-Yidden, regardless of what kind of mother they were born to. That will be M’oirer Rachmei Shomayim. HKB"H will, Never-Again, instigate any Hatred or Pogroms or Holocausts against us.
July 17, 2013 12:57 AM
I watched this film today, Tisha baav. While I mourn the destruction of all churban Europe, I am amazed at the level of yidishkeit that these survivers were able to maintain. To quote, " we didnt want water or bread. We said vetahair Leebainu. Wow
Masha Chaya Mastin,
July 16, 2013 9:26 PM
This world has alot to learn.A pity in Africa there was a genocide of people.In Cambodia also.To eradicate bigotry education of people of other cultures should be taught.
July 16, 2013 4:36 PM
We should let everyone know what has happened including our children. If we have no children still let them know. If we do not learn from history, then history will eventually repeat itself.
FLORA CIEPLY CALGARO,
July 16, 2013 2:37 PM
...filled in gaps of my Dad's life...
I am the daughter of a survivor...he was the sole survivor of his family...over 200 relatives murdered, including his Mom, sister, and twin brothers. As in the words of my Dad z"l, "No movie, documentary, book, words, photos or recounts can ever, ever describe the experience of the Holocaust in an accurate manner. Actually, only those who lived it, can describe it through their eyes." One of the most horrific, tragic and saddest time in history!RIP to all those who never had a chance. G-D bless those who did....
April 13, 2013 4:13 AM
it is truly a way to learn what really happen
I am proud to be a jew and this film makes me even more proud.
June 24, 2013 12:59 AM
about the flim on halstocast
I can't tell you enough how the video is on the holocaust. It make you feel like were really there and may this be an inspire to everyone to overcome challenges in our very own life.
April 9, 2013 12:59 PM
thank you for acquainting us with these heroes of our nation.
April 8, 2013 8:52 PM
We should tell our children and have them understand that it is important to know and pass onto their children.
This should; 'NEVER be FORGOTTEN.'
April 8, 2013 1:31 PM
Thank you for making this and sharing it. Painful, yes, but very important.
July 10, 2013 10:32 PM
The holocaust traumatized Klal Yisrael but today we still fight with each other. Instead we should realize the rest of the world hates us, and Achdut is key to Jews. I'm the great great nephew of Leon Trotsky and am ashamed to be so closely related to one who created the impetus for Hitler's hate.
April 8, 2013 10:26 AM
Tell the next generation
REMEMBER AND BE STRONGToday I stood in a cement room filled with memories of the pastI looked at all these memories behind a tear stained sheet of glassIt seems unfair that of the fallen of this place nothing much remainsExcept within a memory book that reminds us of their namesI thumbed through all the pages of this book with tears of sorrowRelishing everyone of them while praying for tomorrowWe shout our cries of "Never again" and "We will not forget"While many throughout the earth spew hate without regretThat day within that cement room as I looked at names gone byI swore I would not forget them or the reason why they diedMany limbs from off my family tree perished in this placeThey may have perished here but their lives you can't eraseA part of them, though gone, still lives on todayFor flowing through my veins is their very DNAThe place where I stood that day I could hear the ground cry outIt wasn't in a whisper or still small voice; it was a mighty shoutIn the silence of that room I heard it echo through my heartIt left a lasting memory that never will depart"We may have perished here in Dachau", I heard a voice from deep inside"But we still live on in you, live strong so we won't have fully died."I left that cold and barren place with a new found determinationThat I would pass their life and names to future generationsWe must pass along their names and pass their stories down as wellFor if we do not then we are destined to repeat this atrocity from hellI, for one, will not forget and I will shout it loud and longBe strengthened Israel, be courageous and be strong.Tinah Brown - January 2013
March 13, 2013 12:51 AM
there already are
The comment above about the possibility of there being another holocaust makes no sense. There are so many similar genocides happening in the world and it barely gets mentioned. After surviving something of this magnitude it may be important to help the people that are current living through this type of hell. How can you pass your knowledge to those of other countries... how can you empower them? there are too many being killed and because their countries have not resources that America is interested in...their stories are untold.. help those...
November 25, 2012 8:28 AM
Its painful, its heartbreaking. I am a jew, but I am unable to teach my children for the sake of their life. But I feel pain for the people who suffer this cruelty. May GOD bless their souls. May GOD safe Israel from any untoward incident.
November 25, 2012 9:47 PM
I disagree. Truth is important.
I do not know the age of your children. That makes a diff. Human beings lived through this. To think that your children cannot watch this film! I think you are raising children without wisdom and it is not just u but whole generations that are being raised with no concept of history nor perspective and making wrong decisions about life, politics as a result. Those who don't know histy repeat it. What does Never Again mean if they do not know what you are talking about? Where does it stop? Passover is about talking about a similar experience experienced by our ancestors, Chanukah too, Purim too. There were the Crusades which attacked Jews, attacks on Jews around the time of the Black Plague, the Inquisition, expulsions from countries, pogroms, the Holocaust. Now we are facing Iran to which many people including President Obama are tone deaf. He said his responsibility as president was to tune out the background noise that Netanyahu continuously tries to create. There could be another Holocaust in our age. American politicians are not hearing from Jews as a united voice. If you don't teach your children, other people are. They are teaching them that America and Israel are terrible countries because they are not perfect and that they need to be torn down. Without Israel and without America as we knew it we can definitely find ourselves in a position where we will repeat history. Yes a teen-ager has to read Elie Wiesel, read about the Holocaust, and come to terms with it, with evil. Omitting telling them about it is like teaching them colors but omitting dark colors. Some Jewish institutions are doing a poor job too. Humans can behave well or behave badly. Omitting the second phrase leaves children undefended. That level of innocence attracts evil. You would not tell a daughter to feel free about walking around on dark streets in the middle of the night. You would tell her to be aware that there are criminals who might attack her so that she could make wise decisions.
July 30, 2012 1:25 AM
extremely inspiring and uplifting
i am a principal of masores bais yaakov high school in brooklyn, n.y. we have a yearly holocaust program in our school. i would be interested in obtaining (buying) a copy of this film to show to my 11th and 12th grade students. please let me know if this is possible. thank you for an extraordinary experience shaindy pinter
July 29, 2012 10:41 PM
honest sincere painful memories shared from the heart
July 29, 2012 8:19 PM
This video is amazing! Unfortunately my Great Grandma was a Holocaust survivor and she lost all faith in G-d. Baruch Hashem she has total faith in Hashem now and she is still alive and doing good! I hope everyone is having an easy fast.
July 29, 2012 7:27 PM
Am yisroel chai
We will survive no matter what. We are a people who believe, have bitachon and emunah. Whatever Hashem does is good and will be better.
July 29, 2012 6:18 PM
so powerful and necessary
Thank you so much for an inspirational. and informative film. It is so easy to lose faith and judge G-d and His ways when we are suffering. Watching this film, I realize how lucky I am. Any "suffering" I think I have gone through, is nothing compared to these heroes and heroines.. If they could keep their faith in the face of such tragedies how dare we not keep our?. I can look to my parents who also kept their faith during the holocaust but seeing so many Jews from so many diverse backgrounds doing the same, saying the same words of emunah, adds legitimacy to this devoted approach to Judaism. it is a lesson I hope I am teaching my children.
July 29, 2012 6:01 PM
My deep admiration and appreciation to these Holocaust survivors. We are here because of you -- your strength, your faith. Am Yisroel Chai!
yehudis chana meshchaninov,
July 29, 2012 4:41 PM
It's Tisha B'Av. My three teenage daughters and I watched this moving, haunting and ultimately uplifting film together. Thank you to its creators and to the survivors whose stories gave us strength, hope and faith.
July 29, 2012 4:12 PM
What an amazing video. It really touched my soul and makes me realize how important it is to keep on going when the world keeps trying to bring you down. I felt like I connected on such a spiritual level with each and every one of the amazing men and women interviewed in this documentary.
July 29, 2012 4:21 AM
Thank you for the inspiration! i have one word... INCREDIBLE!
July 27, 2012 5:16 PM
THANK YOU JROOTS FLIMS SERLES
I thank you, to all the survivors. From the bottem of my heart for passing the truth to this generation. And the truth must be hear.My tears crys out for all family who had parrished in the Holocaust . May us never foget,and never again!
July 27, 2012 5:26 AM
I am a serious student of the Shoa. We must tell our children and they must tell their children, who must tell their children. We must remind the Christian world what was done to Jews because they were not Christian. It is not enough to simply remember, we must speak and we must watch for symptons of antisemitism. Nekoma!
July 28, 2012 12:45 AM
NEVER AGAIN, NEVER AGAIN.
I'M NOT JEWISH BUT MY HEART IS IN ISRAEL, AND WITH ALL THE ISRAELI PEOPLE. I PRAY THAT MY LORD WILL LET ME VISIT ISRAEL BEFORE HE TAKES ME HOME TO GLORY, IF NOT BEFORE THEN I WILL BE THERE WHEN HE BUILDS THE THIRD TEMPLE. GOD BLESS ISRAEL AND GOD BLESS AMERICA THAT WE MAY HELP THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
Barbara M Caliendo,
July 27, 2012 3:26 AM
What Heroes all the survivors are. Their stories never get old and should never be forgotten. Each survivor shows that the promise God made to Abraham will never be broken - no matter what evil comes to try to destroy His Chosen People. Thank you Aish for having this on your website and for all the articles. They have strengthen my spirit, my heart and soul.
July 21, 2012 12:21 AM
Heartrending but awesome presentation
I am so sorry for all the suffering of the Holocaust and my heart aches for all these surviviors went through. But am amazed that YHVH was with them in it all and they can tell the story for us to pass on. Really I am almost speechless after watching this well done film that has been able to grasp so much emotion.
July 18, 2012 12:21 AM
very well done, very moving.
i am a gentile, learning all i can about the plight of the Jewish people and all that happen during the holocaust.
i am so so very sorry for all the suffering of the Jewish people in the holocaust and throughout history.
I will stand up for Israel and the Jewish people.
April 27, 2012 4:08 AM
I only wish my grand parents could have been survivors, they would proudly join those who want the world to know the pain one man;s vision can inflict on a world. I finally now understand why they sent their children away to America
April 22, 2012 1:16 AM
My stomach went sour. I couldn't watch anymore.
April 19, 2012 4:13 PM
Thanks to all who make this possible.
April 19, 2012 3:30 AM
Thanky ou for allowing me the privledge to watch this. Right now I am speechless and my heart is very heavy. May we never forget and may we live our lives as Jews in a way that is pleasing to G-d.
April 18, 2012 5:17 PM
Thanks for share this movie, hope no more 2nd holocaust. This movie made me cry, same as when i saw film the boy with strips pajamas..touched my heart so deeply. Hope from this movie could make all Jewish unity no matter where they are.
July 10, 2012 12:44 PM
Never Again being victims requires ...
Not be become victims requires application of certain principles to decisions we make whether in the voting booth or how we prioritize our beliefs.
1) What does it mean for Israel now and future
2) What does it mean for the Jews now and our future
3) What is the truth and how to distinguish it from lies
4) Share the truth with others keeping above pts as context in mind
April 18, 2012 1:24 PM
Yishar Kochachem, all of you who made this film possible.
A huge heartfelt "THANK YOU" to all of the participants for sharing your most precious stories. They are all outstanding testimonies of your inner strengths and a tremendous reinforcement of the belief which many of us perhaps take for granted. You made superhuman efforts to survive spiritually. May Hashem bless you and all generations after you, to continue to grow spiritually and join together with all the rest of us to greet Moshiach very soon. It is for your sakes that I often look forward to the great day when YOU will see the awesome final heavenly judgement to be given to the Resho'im as they disappear forever.
Thank you JRoots and thank you Aish Hatorah from a grateful younger person who has Boruch Hashem never had to suffer what these people went through. I live with the hope and prayer that no evil should ever befall any of us ever again.
April 17, 2012 6:49 PM
we are safarin Gonocide fro1900 to 2012
we Lost to from 1900 to 1618 more 90% are nation to genocide only because semitc christians Turk kill more than 5 million christians Assyrians Armanian and greek in Turkey I am Assyrian and I support Israel and jewsh we Are safaring Genocide too .an genocide not stop on are nation in Middle East
April 17, 2012 1:26 AM
Thank you so much for this lovely movie
My grandfather a'h was also a Holocaust survivor,
I hope all Jews will watch this movie,
it really made me cry a lot.
May we have Moshiach soon.
April 18, 2012 2:46 PM
the JEWs should hang together globally,INTER-CONNECTED,or the JEWs will be hang separately!!! there should be NO 2nd Holocaust!!! from JEWCIA team!!!
April 16, 2012 4:01 AM
Wow what a film made me cry and sad but heppy to see all the suviver's and thay having nacas from there children and grand children and grate grand children keep up the good work AISH
April 16, 2012 1:34 AM
I was so touched that people were able to hold on to their faith despite the challenges. My parents were saved. I am a true miracle. Thank you Hashem.
April 15, 2012 8:40 PM
The Jewish people
What evil entered the Jewish lives and souls, no one only god knows the pain and horror that they were put through, man out them into the pits of the deepest burning hell, they tried to wipe out all traces of judaism, they failed, the jewish people rose once agian from the burning ashes of evil, they stand proud of there Jewish state, and I a Jew myself, will never let any one take that away from us, Israel belongs to the Jewish people
April 15, 2012 7:12 PM
Such a heart wrenching film.
I cried so much, I still don't understand how the world could stand by and let these madmen do this.
January 6, 2012 2:34 PM
fet us not forget to tell our children
let us not forget to tell our children so that our children will, in turn, tell their own.....i got to know by my grandmother and grandfather who were antifascits and i told my child in turn. my child will tell his children, by God's grace, and so on. Let us not make the same mistakes.
November 6, 2011 10:39 PM
This was beautiful.
This is beautiful. I simply couldn't stop crying. Simply something every jew from every denomination should watch and gain a glimpse of inspiration from these amazing people.
September 17, 2011 7:32 PM
NEVER EVER for one minute fall into the trap that this can never ever happen again! Even in this day and age of the 21st Centuary I have had and am still fighting anti semitism. I am waiting for a Criminal Court Case to occur and I am a victim and witness in this case. This is a case against an Arab Muslim Postmaster in Blackpool
September 11, 2011 11:21 PM
Words cannot express the emotion, respect and admiration for these survivors, my husband being a survivor of Auschwitz. This presentation is a magnificent example of the Jewish neshuma. Our eldest son and wife have become Orthodox with three observant sons, 3,6 and 7 years old. We are very proud. Thank you for your dedication.
August 24, 2011 3:27 AM
interested in jewish events,israel,history,jokes,stories
be delighted to hear from you.
November 17, 2011 3:56 PM
August 23, 2011 1:54 PM
Tell your children we were slaves of Pharao but God delivered us.
August 21, 2011 4:15 AM
I have stood and read the names of my family that were murdered in the Holocaust. I have always been proud to be born Jewish. This video was so powerful! Thank you! BH
August 18, 2011 3:54 AM
This documentary is presented so well that as a teacher of Holocaust studies I can see this being a great resource and visual aid. Can I obtain it in DVD or other form so I can show it to my students. Please let me know via e-mail. Thanks
August 18, 2011 3:39 AM
This documentary and interview gives the viewer a heartrending but fascinating walk-thru of the atrocities and life altering experiences these survivors lived through!
Heartrending yet fascinating! These interviews and pictures provide clear and graphic details of what these survivors experienced in the most horrific chapter of history.
August 17, 2011 4:21 PM
would like to show this to my Israeli grandchildren -- is anyont working on Heb subtitles. So important. Thank you so much.
Allan F. Hyatt,
August 17, 2011 7:00 AM
The Background Pictures
The pictures of extended families behind those who are speaking are a true testimony that they have beaten the Nazi's. Never Again!
August 16, 2011 5:12 PM
Am Yisroel Chai
This film is amazing. The strength of the beautiful Jewish people is a kiddush HaShem ~ how moved I am by their testimony and by their strength to go on after the Shoah and build new lives. No one but those brave souls know just what it is to continue living after seeing what they saw and feeling what they felt.
It is true - who is like Am Yisroel, G-d's precious children?
August 16, 2011 4:06 AM
Excellent film - we watched this here in Melbourne at the Yeshivah Centre on Tisha Baav.
One of the speakers used to live here in Australia her sisters and other family members still live here in Australia. They are from Bratislava (Pressburg) Czecholslovakia now Slovakia.
As a child my Dad ad 120! also a Holocaust survivor used to take their push bike for a 'spin' around the streets of the Jewish area Judengasse near Ulica Paalisaade I think.
The need to keep our wonderful tradition going so that those terrible Nazis/Germans and collaborators who tried to annihilate us are not awarded a victory is so important. By remaining steadfast Jews we beat Hitler, Goebels, Tiso the Slovak puppet and Brunner Eihmann's deputy who expelled the Jews of Slovakia and all the other and many evil doers!
August 15, 2011 6:51 PM
This horrific event must be retold, just as we retell the Exodus
I will never forget when we watched Shindler's list. when the movie ended, my father (alav ha'shalom) who was a holocaust survivor, looked at us and said, "what you saw is picnic compared to what really happened."
I am making sure, (for quiet a while now) that my two sons become factually well educated about the holocaust, with emphasis that in time, they too must pass the story of this dark event to their children. Just as Jews are commanded never to forget what Amalek did to them on the journey out of Egypt.
August 14, 2011 2:31 PM
I am a Transnistria Holocaust Survivor.Born in Suceava 1922 .Presently_at 90 years,I am the president of the Transnistria Association of Toronto and we celebrate Oct.30th our 70 Anniversary of the
Holocaust Survivors Association. Is Mrs.Lea Kaufman
born in Suceava ? We had a Kaufman family in Suceava. Joseph Leinburd
August 11, 2011 1:57 AM
Blessing to the survivors
I watched the documentary with my daughter. It was such a moving film. All the testimonies of the survivors are so deeply sad. All the experiences that they went through. It was so beautiful to see that most of the survivors have big families full of life. It is a way to honor all the ones who didn't made it. Thanks Jroot!
August 10, 2011 11:27 PM
Thank you so much. so important to hear an see this, they are real people who know whats important in life. thank you for doing this project i have gained tremendously.
August 10, 2011 7:36 PM
So Sad but uplifting.
After watching this film I believe that as a Jewish people we must SURVIVE. This is our revenge on Hitler and his butch of thugs.
I AM PROUD TO BE A JEWESS. My hashem bless us forever.
August 10, 2011 3:05 AM
Thank you for such a beautiful & meaningful presentation of the experiences of these survivors. May Hashem comfort them & take them from strength to strength...
August 10, 2011 2:02 AM
What a wonderful project this is! Being a child of Holocaust survivors I know how important it is for future generations to see these wonderful holy people give testimony to what they went through yet still kept their faith. I only wish my father a'h could have partaken and been invterviewed as well.
August 10, 2011 12:43 AM
I watched this film on tisha ba’av and it just strengthened my belief that throughout Jewish history we had many tests and very sad things happen but the emunah and courage and faith have helped us survive. Watching and listening to the survivors gives me chizuk and helps me cope with my own personal trials. Thank you for sharing your stories. They are an inspiration to me to try to do more acts of chesed because that is what makes us human beings.
August 9, 2011 11:34 PM
beautiful, moving film
This was a very moving film, and especially appropriate to watch on Tisha B'Av. Thank you.
August 9, 2011 11:27 PM
After seeing this unbelievable recount of what atrocities have befallen our peopl. the one thing that stuck out the most throughout this film, is that regardless of how horrible things might be, we all need to have faith in Hashem. because at the end of the day, after the years and years of persecution. The Jews still have the greatest impact on the entire world, as much as they try and take us away from it.
August 9, 2011 11:23 PM
Being the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, I appreciated this film so much. Thank you for the amazing work.
August 9, 2011 11:13 PM
I watched this on my I-Pad and it moved me to tears.It is a
powerful testimonial and should be manditory viewing for all
Frum high school children in all yeshivas and bais yaakovs.
It is not just another holocaust film.It is inspirational. Thank you
for sharing it.
August 9, 2011 10:20 PM
We Have Survived
I honor the people who surived, and in memorey of those who were murded. NEVER AGAIN we are strong and we will continue to be strong. Being Jewish make's me so proud. Shalom Anita
August 9, 2011 10:13 PM
This is a wonderful project. I wish that my Bubbie had participated in a project like this. Unfortunately, we know little about her experiences, but her descendants carry what we know and feel forever. Both my Bubbie and Zayde were survivors... as a result, so am I.
August 9, 2011 9:29 PM
Well done. As a frum jew I feel -we need this injection of faith to remind us who we are and of the special relationship that we have with the one above. Kudos to the producers for tapping into this depleting resource.
August 9, 2011 9:02 PM
A most moving experience
How appropriate to watch this film on Tisha b'Av. It has been such a moving experience and I am so grateful to these inspirational wonderful people who were prepared to share with us how "They Survived". - What Emuhah!
August 9, 2011 8:58 PM
well done Aish
This short video show that the people who survived are happy for the new generation of survivers when it should be the oposest. We as children cant and prob will never begin to understand what they went through. We had one story of a little 8 year old and we all shook we went crazy, how can this happen we all said, and these survivers went through this daily for a few years. they are all specail people. may Hashem continue to bless them and may they live 120 years and continue to shep nachos from thier children and grandchildren etc........
August 9, 2011 8:54 PM
This production was extremely heartfelt.
It is up to us to remember what happened to our people. We must keep our emunah strong and remember the ways of Hashem. It is not easy to be a yid. I am proud of who I am and will always remember those that came before me.
August 9, 2011 8:40 PM
comment for the producers
you should put subtitles - it is difficult to understand all of the speakers
August 12, 2011 10:02 PM
I agree, I understood some of the Yiddish, but
my husband, could not begin to as he has not studied like I have.
August 9, 2011 8:35 PM
July 29, 2012 8:20 PM
August 9, 2011 8:30 PM
A wonderful , inspiring story of survivors who just didn't survive but who used these trageides to buiold and lead others, Thank you for sharing these storiesd... am yisroel Chai
rabbi shmuel mayer,
August 9, 2011 8:18 PM
can i buy this as a cd or a dvd. please send info. thank you
August 9, 2011 8:12 PM
Inspirational, especially today on Tisha B'Av
I waited until today to view this film, and am glad I did. It is unlike other accounts of the Holocaust in that the survivors continued their lives after the churban being proud and dedicated Jews yo Torah, to mitzvot - to belief in Hashem. It is an inspiration to us all.
August 9, 2011 8:00 PM
Powerful film presentation makes an impact beyond words
The film was very powerful and conveyed the hopes and experiences of survivors of the holocaust. Hard to watch and yet riveting. I came away with a renewed awe of H' AND those who lived through those times.
August 9, 2011 6:34 PM
Thank you very much for making this video, and having it on your website to be available to everyone on this tisha b'av.
August 9, 2011 6:15 PM
this was a very good flim. i liked it alot.
August 9, 2011 5:19 PM
Thanks so much for making and posting this video. We need to forever remember the Kedoshim.
August 9, 2011 5:15 PM
MERCI POUR CE MAGNIFIQUE ET TRES TOUCHANT FILM BIEN APPROPRIE POUR CE JOUR DE TICHEA BEAV.
FAITES LE ENCORE DIFFUSER. IL NE FAUT JAMAIS OUBLIER TOUTES LES SOUFFRANCES QUE LE PEUPLE JUIF A SUBI.. QUE HACHEM ENVOIE SA NEHAMA EN CE JOUR ET DU NAHAT POUR TOUS. KOL TOUV
August 9, 2011 5:14 PM
Thank you for producing this
Beautiful, inspiring, necessary
Thank you so much to the survivors for going through painful memories to tell us...thank you to the producers....
The strength of Jewish faith that was passed down to these survivors we only know about from them..Today we are entrenched in other values other than our Judaism, our faith is diluted whilst theirs is so pure and strong .
August 9, 2011 5:01 PM
Lost 41 Years
fter i watched this film, it reinforced everything that is so important to be born a Jew. I moved away from my Jewish roots, & did not enter a Synagogue for 41 years. Seeing this film makes me so proud to be born a Jew. Hitler, might have attemped to destroy our race, but he could not destroy our faith , & belief in Hashem i
August 9, 2011 4:21 PM
Extremely moving documentary. I felt deep in my heart the pain of these holocaust survivors, and the moment they questioned their faith and traditions. But after all the horror they endured, their jewish soul, this flame burning deep down in every single one of us, got reignited even from the despair of this inimaginable period of history. Bless them all, and especially all these survivors that live in Eretz Israel without any family and barely enough money to live a decent life.
August 9, 2011 3:27 PM
Growing up I was ashamed of being Jewish, and at the age of 27 I went on a trip with Aish UK to Poland with a survivor going back for the first time. I didnt really want to go because it was a 'Jewish' trip and to meet 'Jewish People' I thought if I dont like the people its ok its only 4 days and i will be learning about my heritage.... walking through the concerntration camps, 60 of us from all different Jewish backgrounds where they tried to kill 6 million Jews and here we were with 'Bobby' Eva Neuman a survivor (featured in the video) and 2 generations of her family, I knew what it was to be PROUD of being Jewish. TG 5 years on I am a religeous Jew leading a Torah life. Thank you Bobby and Thank You JRoots for an amazing inspiring Tisha B' Av.
August 9, 2011 2:03 PM
yes -- we should not forget who we are .
moving and well done.
August 9, 2011 1:50 PM
August 9, 2011 1:07 PM
Today being Tisha B'Av to see this film is very appropriate. A very touching movie.I felt extremely proud that the people who survived and continued their lives against all odds are MY PEOPLE
Yes, we should never forget the terrible beastliness that can befall human beings.We should check and educate our children in the schools that this type of horror should not happen.
May Hashem Bless the survivers with good health ,and
,muchYIDDISHE Nachass from their families.
August 9, 2011 12:37 PM
What tremendous stength!
I am in Yeshiva in Jerusalem with my wife and children. The people interveiwed are exceptionally inspiring. There are millions of enemies all around us but we have our Father in heaven watching us. A Jew's life goal is to inculcate this message. Wonderful production.
August 9, 2011 12:26 PM
Thank you for making such an inspirational film. It so highlights how we have no idea how the future will be but out of such evil and despair can come so much goodness.
August 9, 2011 12:18 PM
Wonderful project.Keep up the good work.Only problem is that some of the comments are difficult to hear and understand and every word is important.What a moving film.
August 9, 2011 9:37 AM
I am so proud of ALL SURVIVORS the strength you have shown is remarkable may this serve to remind all those Holocaust deniers that AM YISRAEL CHAI and may we all go MECHAYIL EL CHAYIL
August 9, 2011 8:48 AM
ALL the Germans will have to given an accounting- Hitlers willing executioners- but, more important, when will the Jews learn the lesson of history
August 9, 2011 8:25 AM
Thank you for this project
Thank you for this film. Thank you for undertaking this project, and thank you to the survivors who were willing to share what must be difficult beyond anything we can even imagine. I lost family in the Holocost and it is very difficult watching this, but the inspiring words of those amazing people who survived teach us a lot.
August 9, 2011 7:44 AM
If we had to we would make it too!
If we would be brought to this awful test as our relatives were we would make it because their faith made them make it and to not fail we would make it too so all the world would see Jerusalem as God named it! A place of peace! We could not fail to show the world His peace!
August 9, 2011 4:01 AM
Wow. What a good cry on Tisha Bav. I cannot understand how these pure Tzadikim could have experienced that. It is my hope and fervor prayer that klal Yisrael should never have to see any more suffering. Let us all be proud to be Jews-Mi Kiamcha Yisrael!!
August 9, 2011 3:34 AM
This was a powerful documentary. This era in history can't go down without being recorded. I obviously can't comprehend what all the survivorsvwent through, but I'm so happy I watched this to realize how lucky we are and how thankful we should be with e/t we have b"h, especially those of us who are still zocheh to have grandparents who are survivors. Go cherish your moments with them now and hear their stories.
August 9, 2011 3:16 AM
Their silence is deafening
Missing from this documentary are survivors from other countries other than Hungary and some from
Poland. The Nazis took almost no captives from other countries so there were few young survivors …
August 8, 2011 11:46 PM
its great if it is the right word, but a bit late
As a child of Holocust surviors growing up was hard.
So many have taken there stories with them. It would have been better for us to understand them growing up and maybe for them too. In memory for those who went through it and did not have a chance to share
August 8, 2011 3:34 PM
Thank you to the Survivors for having the courage to talk about what happened in the camps; for we "the youth" need to hear. Also thank you to the people involved in producing this film; it is a credit to your character.
August 8, 2011 2:31 AM
Amazing but so sad
As a child of holocaust survivors, i am in awe of their strength and willingness to share! The pain is unbereable the memories haunting, yet my parents gave us amost wonderful childhood, with strong values and invaluable lessons in emunah that light our ways through the labyrinth of life. May Hashem never test this generation, for we might G-D forbid not make it!
August 8, 2011 1:48 AM
Yasher Koach to everybody involved - imagine the courage of these survivors to bring back the memories of those terrible times. Let us hope there are people out there who will learn from this and start believing that this tragedy really did take place...
August 7, 2011 9:59 PM
Fantastic and wonderful Extremely moving Never to be forgotten!
A very interesting documentary and you feel the survivors anguish over what happend to their families and it brings tears to your eyes. How stoic were these people and very brave always thinking of others even though they were suffering themselves
August 7, 2011 7:37 PM
A great movie touching my heart
My wife and i recently visited Ausschwitz- Birkenau. What we have seen there was just horrible, what your yevish ancestors had suffered. I made many pictures from the camps. May never happen somting like that. Israel be strong and G-d be with you in our prayers. Peter Fröhlich, Switzerland.
August 7, 2011 4:06 PM
All the children should see this in evrey school Never Again The jewish children should be proud of of their heritage
August 9, 2011 8:49 AM
I agree with Brindusa
this should be school material. Yashar Koach!
August 7, 2011 1:54 PM
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