Life: A Short Film

Bubby, what are those numbers on your arm?

Comments (28)

(27) Raymond Bastarache, July 16, 2014 2:49 PM

why those numbers?on your arm?

Sorry, I would rather think on G-d giving me "life" and not to remember and hold hatred on those who tattooed them on our arms. G-d allowed it...remember He is the Controller? If Jerusalem is not my chief joy.......what was I doing in Poland? foreign land? Father Abraham paid a great price for our land , King David and others ...for the beautiful land of Israel. Shalom....Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Love you.

(26) Lavern Reynolds, October 26, 2013 5:58 PM

Thank you for the Life video with the children

Shalom ! This is the best video I've seen in a long time.
I sent it out to all my friends as a Spanish lesson with English subtitles.
I think you should send it to every Spanish teacher in America!
You were God's provision for us-again. I praise God for you.
Bunny (Laver) Reynolds

(25) BD Kaufman, October 18, 2013 9:00 AM

Yes. We must remember. But in what context?

They want to eliminate us. In every generation. Living as a Jew is;t just about remembering the hate. We must fulfill our mission whether we or they like it or not. Learning about our mission from Gd via the Torah He granted us infuses our lives with meaning and inspiration: to identify, to contnue, to overcome. In this context, remembering the hate and remembering what they lived and died for, suddenly becomes very very meaningful

(24) Meghan M, August 22, 2013 8:19 AM

WOW!!!

WOW, this is a short film well worth the watch!

(23) Shell, December 26, 2012 1:14 PM

Special

Well presented for children.

(22) yafa lamm, August 19, 2012 2:06 AM

So moving, So true, it is our job to remember and make a change.

I think everyone should see this film!

(21) Jeff Hirsch, June 20, 2012 9:10 AM

I found it very moving and emotional. Great message. I cannot understand the criticism, Focus on the message!

(20) J.W. van Petegem Sr., May 1, 2012 9:03 AM

Een diepzinnige herinnering

Mijn buurjongens en andere jeugd-vrienden/zijn allen omgekomen in de holocaust. Eveneens die van mijn vrouw. We zijn nu 85 en 81 jaar en nog steeds ontdaan bij de herinnering aan: Abraham, Martijn Judith,Jozef, David, Marta....

(19) Nelson, April 14, 2012 3:51 AM

It reached my heart

I am not Jewish I am Noahide this film made me cry. Thanks to God's holy people I have found the true light.

(18) rejedef, January 22, 2012 6:38 PM

It's a beautiful film but confusing, especially for extra Europeans. It gives an impression that Nazis were from Poland while actually they were German. This is rather confusing. this is why I really dislike it. the main pursue of the film is historical truth and it does not tell the whole truth.

Cari, June 3, 2012 11:46 PM

to: rejedef January 22, 2012

The Holocaust in Nazi-occupied Poland involved the implementation of German policy of systematic and mostly successful destruction of indigenous Polish-Jewish population. Throughout the German occupation, many Poles – at great risk to themselves and their families – engaged in rescuing Jews from the Nazis. They were Germans but they were in Poland, an in fact, resulted in the death of over one million Jews from across Europe.

(17) IzaCo, November 29, 2011 2:02 PM

♥ Beautiful ♥ Thank you for the reminder and the inspiration ♥

(16) Joey, September 12, 2011 2:45 PM

Wow

Very impressive and thought-provoking!

(15) Anonymous, June 10, 2011 5:03 PM

This was so touching it brought tears to my eyes.

(14) Louise, February 3, 2011 6:33 PM

THANK YOU

WOW, Beautiful. Thank You And, this too had been a reminder to embrace the life that I have been given by God today. Blessings

(13) Rachel, December 13, 2009 3:46 PM

Beautiful but incompete

BS"D Although well-intentioned, I believe this film may be misinterpreted. At the end the girl says if they don't remember then who will?"-Now, I may be wrong, but judging from the focus-on-the-positive/spiritual message the prior scenes have carried, and because her phrase was juxtaposed to be a counterbalance to the boy's phrase, what she meant was, "well if grandma and grandpa, who lived through this, chose to remember the positive aspect of this, and not focus (in fact not remember) on the negative aspect of this, then the whole world will see how we Jews were able to transform this whole ugly situation into a source of light"-Beautiful, right? I am only troubled by one aspect: it is not according to the Torah. When Jacob was preparing to meet Esau he did three things: 1) he first tried to appease Esau by sending him lavish gifts 2) he prayed to G-d to protect him from Esau and finally, when he saw that a confrontation was inevitable 3) he split his camp and prepared for battle. Although this film may be a beautiful representation of number two, it is incomplete in that it does not represent number one and number three. Although we all hope that we will be able to stop the Esaus with appeasement, and then we pray that we may be able to stop the Esaus by strengthening ourselves spiritually (as this film seems to imply) he must not forget that even someone who is such spiritual giant as Jacob must sometimes take up the sword and shield. I think we owe it to generations past, present, and future to utilize all three strategies correctly, as did our forefather Jacob.

(12) mordechai perlman, December 13, 2009 2:54 AM

realy inspiring

(11) Michael S., December 9, 2009 11:42 AM

If not us, who?

Iliana says it all, when toward the end she says, if we don't remember, who will? Some are already trying to convince the world that it didn't exist. If we don't remember, who will? Offers powerful but stimulating inspiration. Thank you.

(10) Anonymous, December 8, 2009 10:22 PM

wow!

this video is amazing and really inspiring

(9) Faigy, December 8, 2009 3:06 AM

I'm touched

Strong message- gives us strength to endure troubles Thank You!!

(8) Chana Jenny Weisberg, December 7, 2009 8:16 PM

incredible

thank you for posting this, it is so amazing

(7) Chaim, December 7, 2009 2:55 PM

Amazing, a real twister

an amazing clip - I forwarded it on to a bunch of people ,a real tear jerker

(6) Anonymous, December 7, 2009 3:04 AM

LOVE NEVER DIES

HASHEM has stamped in our hearts LOVE AND LIFE. No tatoo can ever mark us for death. HASHEM blesses those who bless us but destroys those who curse us.

(5) Adael Madrigal, December 6, 2009 11:42 PM

Thanks

Thank you so much for this video. I love it... who made this video? is this video part of a movie? Please let us know... Feliz Hannukah

(4) LEANN, December 6, 2009 9:22 PM

INDESCRIBABLY POWERFUL

Brilliant film; thanks for sharing. Worth a donation to Aish as soon as I can afford it.

(3) Anonymous, December 6, 2009 6:35 PM

Wonderful - so moving

Wonderful - so moving

(2) hannah, December 6, 2009 6:19 PM

I love all the infor. thank you

(1) Esty, December 6, 2009 6:15 PM

Powerful

Wow. Thank you for this video. It is so powerful...

 

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