Secrets of Survival

Secrets of Survival

World War Two ripped apart and destroyed millions of families. In order to move on and build new lives, the survivors kept secrets from their newly-created families. In this documentary, we experience how those old secrets are discovered decades later and transform the lives of the new generation. Malka Rosenbaum was raised in Toronto by Jewish parents who had survived the Holocaust hidden in a Polish town. A University student, Malka had been complaining to her mother about the difficulties of being an only child. Her mother then told her there was once another child born in WW2. Malka had a sister and her name was Esther. Her mother told her Esther had disappeared during the Holocaust. Decades later, Malka's 93 year-old Aunt Franiya tells her that Esther may have survived. A shocked Malka is compelled to find out what really happened. The film follows her extraordinary journey to uncover her family's hidden past. On the other side of the globe, Juergen Ulloth recalls the moment when his life changed forever. Excited about getting married, he went to retrieve his birth certificate at the registry office and discovered that his father was not in fact his actual father. His search leads him back into the tangled web of World War Two, eventually as far as the USA to uncover the truth.

Running Time
1 hours
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Martin Himel
Country
Canada
Year
2017
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Secrets of Survival» (20)

Danielle avatar
Danielle

I loved this movie! It was refreshing!

Carl P. avatar
Carl P.

This movie blew me away; however not the first time I saw it, I had to watch it twice to truly appreciate the message and the power of this film. Maybe I wasn't fully paying attention or maybe I was too young at the time but I am so glad that I watched it again.

Philip Snyder avatar
Philip Snyder

It's awesome. You guys should definitely watch this movie.

Rebecca avatar
Rebecca

Certainly one of the finest movies I have seen for quite some time. Exquisite direction and flawless acting make this a very entertaining and often moving film.

Grace Curtis avatar
Grace Curtis

This is a film that should be seen because it’s a great movie.

Sharon avatar
Sharon

Acting and directing were very good.

Gerald Rice avatar
Gerald Rice

Great! Great movie!

John Clark avatar
John Clark

One of the best Documentary movies I have seen in a while. It's way underrated!!! I can't believe I did not it sooner.

Eugene avatar
Eugene

Super cool Documentary, fun time at the flicks!