This poignant documentary narrates the harrowing journey of a Holocaust survivor, Henia, as she recounts her experiences in her own words.

Henia was born into a middle-class Jewish family in Radom, Poland, where they lived comfortably until the outbreak of World War II in 1939. The rapid invasion of Poland by soldiers plunged her town into chaos, with propaganda and hate spreading through loudspeakers installed across the city.

As anti-Semitic measures intensified, Jews were required to wear identifying armbands, and Henia, despite not fitting the stereotypical portrayal, faced scrutiny and interrogation on the streets. In 1941, the establishment of ghettos further confined Jewish families, subjecting them to overcrowded and dire living conditions.

Henia’s ordeal continued as she and her family were transported to concentration camps, enduring unspeakable atrocities and cruelty at the hands of their captors. From Majdanek to Plazow, and eventually to Auschwitz and Bergen Belsen, Henia witnessed the loss of loved ones and endured unimaginable suffering.

Despite enduring the loss of her father, older brother, and sister, Henia’s resilience saw her through four concentration camps and the grueling Death March. After witnessing the founding of Israel in 1948, she embarked on a new chapter in South Africa, rebuilding her life amidst the shadows of her past.

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