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Choose Life: A Documentary about Leah Kaufman

The miracle of survival, faith and the wisdom of a remarkable lady who knows how to live. (Adult discretion advised)

Leah Kaufman is the only survivor of her family of nine. Born in Hertsa, then Moldova, Leah’s childhood was ripped away from her by the evil Nazi regime. Forced out of their home, surviving a shooting squad, death marches and ghettos Leah’s life is one of miracles.

This Legacy Live production is a unique window into the life of a child Holocaust survivor who implores everyone to do as her mother asked, “Live, remember and tell the world,” to embrace their heritage and show others “the beauty of being a Jew”. Leah’s care and love for her family and all others, together with her desire to educate others is an inspiration to all who meet her. Leah’s unwavering faith and life messages empowers people again and again, with her first hand testimony.

After the war the UNRRA sent Leah to a family in Canada. After 50 years in the Montreal community, Leah made Aliyah and now lives in Beitar Illit, Israel. She has three sons, 22 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and continues to teach and pass on her message to others to “Choose Life”. This film is an insight into the brutality of the Holocaust, the miracle of survival, faith and the wisdom of a remarkable lady who knows how to live.

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Visitor Comments: 19

(19) Ellen, August 29, 2016 12:45 AM

You are so brave and spiritual.

I have never heard such a story. I am so proud of you for being so brave and honoring your family. God loves you and I do too. Your Mother was correct and so brave and honorable.

(18) Fernando Reyes, August 2, 2015 3:58 PM

Let us remember and never forget

Thank you Mrs. Leah Kaufman. Your message is one of hope and of how miracles occur on this earth.

It is pivatol to never forget the plight of the Jewish people; to never allow this to happen again.

It was nevertheless, human beings which inflicted (and enacted) so much evil and vile acts of inhumanity.

Let us remember to enact love, education, peace, kindness, tolerance and Torah unto the world.

May HaShem bless you with his Divine Light Mrs. Leah Kaufman.

Kindest Regards,

Fernando Reyes, M.Ed.Psy

(17) esther, July 27, 2015 3:54 AM

Chazak V'Ametz Kavei El Hashem

To an, Aishes Chayil Mrs. Kaufman.
Your message is so powerful and meaningful!
Yes indeed, millions of our fellow yiden died Al Kiddush Hashem.
However, Queen Kaufman - you area living example of how you are "Living Al Kiddush Hashem" by disseminating your message of Life, Hope, Faith and you Unshakeable Trust in Hashem.
May Hashem give you continued strength to spread your beautiful message to all Yidden. May Klal Yisroel zoche to rejoice in unison to greet our Ultimate Redemption with Mashiach Tzidkanu, Bimheira BeYamono!
Until 120, may you know only joy, good health and Yiddish nachas plenty...
esther gross

(16) Rachel, July 27, 2015 1:56 AM

Thank you Leah, thank you H-shem

Leah was my mother's name and she was very strong as well.
As I was listening to this story I couldn't help think of my family and how the HIAS helped us escape from Castro and immigrate to the US but nothing can compare to what our Jewish people went through the Holocaust, may all who perished not have perished in vain and we must not forget and we must not allow this to happen ever again!! Thank you Leah Kaufman for reminding us Thank Hashem for saving her!

(15) Anonymous, July 27, 2015 12:21 AM

Yasher Koach

Mrs. Kaufman, thank you for your bravery in sharing your life with others. A childhood filled with trauma, suffering, pain and evilness. To rise above it all and find the miracles, to move on, build a family and create a legacy of kindness and love is remarkable and truly inspirational. May Hashem grant you many years of good health and sweet happiness.

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