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The Bleeding Sky-Recollections of the Shoah

Louis Brandsdorfer

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The Bleeding Sky-Recollections of the Shoah
The Bleeding Sky-Recollections of the Shoah

The Bleeding Sky-Recollections of the Shoah

Louis Brandsdorfer

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Followers
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My mother's story of the Shoah - told in Yiddish

Latest Episodes

Chapter 1

My mother begins her recollection of the Shoah with a conversation she had with a friend and fellow survivor.

10 MIN2008 JUN 5
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Chapter 1

22_Wesbaden

Leaving Poland for good, my mother travels looking for surviving family and friends. She finds very few, learns of the fate of many of them. Settling in a displaced persons camp in Wesbaden Germany, she meets my father and starts a new family before moving to America.

8 MIN2008 JUN 5
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22_Wesbaden

21_Returning

Returning home after the war. My mother travels on foot and by train through war torn Germany and Poland. She finds other survivors, among them her younger sister Fay. Her homecoming is bitter sweet with the realization of how few survived and the hostile greeting the returning Jews received from the Polish townspeople.

11 MIN2008 JUN 5
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21_Returning

20_Liberation

The labor camp at Neustadt is unexpectedly liberated when the German guards abandon the labor camp. The Germans move west to excape the advancing Russian army.

6 MIN2008 JUN 5
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20_Liberation

19_Neustadt

My mother spent the last few months of the war in the labor camp at Neustadt, which is near Hamburg.

9 MIN2008 JUN 5
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19_Neustadt

18_Death March

With the Russian army nearing Auschwitz in January 1945, the Germans evacuate the camp and force march the prisoners to the concentration camp at Gross Rosen. Known as the Death March, it lasted many days with the prisoners walking through the bitter cold and heavy snow. Many did not survive, as the German guards killed any who stopped walking.

4 MIN2008 JUN 5
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18_Death March

17_Auschwitz

Toward the end of 1944 my mother's kommando is moved from Birkenau to the main camp in Auschwitz.

10 MIN2008 JUN 5
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17_Auschwitz

16_Blue Affect

My mother bribes her way into the Blue Affect. It was the building where the clothes of Auschwitz's victims was sorted for use by the Germans.

8 MIN2008 JUN 5
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16_Blue Affect

15_The Bleeding Sky

With the fires in Birkenue burning all the time, to dispose of the bodies of the murdered Jews, the ash turns the evening sky blood red. My mother describes this vision of hell that was Auschwitz.

11 MIN2008 JUN 5
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15_The Bleeding Sky

14_ Yenta and Sara

Yenta and Sara, my mother's 2 youngest sisters come to Birkenau. The three of them are reunited, but only for a short while as disease and the gas chamber take both of them.

9 MIN2008 JUN 5
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14_ Yenta and Sara

Latest Episodes

Chapter 1

My mother begins her recollection of the Shoah with a conversation she had with a friend and fellow survivor.

10 MIN2008 JUN 5
Comments
Chapter 1

22_Wesbaden

Leaving Poland for good, my mother travels looking for surviving family and friends. She finds very few, learns of the fate of many of them. Settling in a displaced persons camp in Wesbaden Germany, she meets my father and starts a new family before moving to America.

8 MIN2008 JUN 5
Comments
22_Wesbaden

21_Returning

Returning home after the war. My mother travels on foot and by train through war torn Germany and Poland. She finds other survivors, among them her younger sister Fay. Her homecoming is bitter sweet with the realization of how few survived and the hostile greeting the returning Jews received from the Polish townspeople.

11 MIN2008 JUN 5
Comments
21_Returning

20_Liberation

The labor camp at Neustadt is unexpectedly liberated when the German guards abandon the labor camp. The Germans move west to excape the advancing Russian army.

6 MIN2008 JUN 5
Comments
20_Liberation

19_Neustadt

My mother spent the last few months of the war in the labor camp at Neustadt, which is near Hamburg.

9 MIN2008 JUN 5
Comments
19_Neustadt

18_Death March

With the Russian army nearing Auschwitz in January 1945, the Germans evacuate the camp and force march the prisoners to the concentration camp at Gross Rosen. Known as the Death March, it lasted many days with the prisoners walking through the bitter cold and heavy snow. Many did not survive, as the German guards killed any who stopped walking.

4 MIN2008 JUN 5
Comments
18_Death March

17_Auschwitz

Toward the end of 1944 my mother's kommando is moved from Birkenau to the main camp in Auschwitz.

10 MIN2008 JUN 5
Comments
17_Auschwitz

16_Blue Affect

My mother bribes her way into the Blue Affect. It was the building where the clothes of Auschwitz's victims was sorted for use by the Germans.

8 MIN2008 JUN 5
Comments
16_Blue Affect

15_The Bleeding Sky

With the fires in Birkenue burning all the time, to dispose of the bodies of the murdered Jews, the ash turns the evening sky blood red. My mother describes this vision of hell that was Auschwitz.

11 MIN2008 JUN 5
Comments
15_The Bleeding Sky

14_ Yenta and Sara

Yenta and Sara, my mother's 2 youngest sisters come to Birkenau. The three of them are reunited, but only for a short while as disease and the gas chamber take both of them.

9 MIN2008 JUN 5
Comments
14_ Yenta and Sara