21. 02. 2017 20:43:34 News

21. 02. 2017 20:43:34 by Radek Hejret

The Last Survivor of the First Transport

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Seventy-five years ago, on 26TH MARCH 1942, the first transport of Jews arrived in Auschwitz. That transport was made up entirely of young women, 297 of whom were teenagers. What happened next has not even made it into most Holocaust history books, but today we know the names of every single girl and woman on that transport. We know where they came from, how old they were, and how many survived.

Edita Grosman was on the First Jewish Transport to Auschwitz. Today, she is 95 years old and she wants to tell her story. On the 75th Anniversary of the First Transport (March 25-26, 2017) Holocaust Biographer, Heather Dune Macadam, hopes to travel to Slovakia--where the transport originated from--to film Edita.

This is the chance of a lifetime. Edita has agreed to be interviewed because she has never told her story in English and believes this interview is why she is still alive.

Your financial support can help her dream become a reality and allow us to:

  • Prior to the anniversary we will fly to Israel for 3 days to film the actual list of all 999 girls' names on it in. The list is in the archives of Yad Vashem in Jerusalem;
  • We will interview Edita in Israel;
  • Then we will fly to Slovakia for a one week long shoot in Slovakia on the 75th Anniversary of the First Transport;
  • We will film Edita at the anniversary event and visit the town of Humenne where she was deported from;
  • We will retrace the route of the first transport from Poprad to Auschwitz;
  • We will travel with children and grandchildren whose mothers (and grandmothers) were on the first transport and film their experience;
  • We will film the 75th Anniversary ceremony in Auschwitz;
  • If there is any money leftover we will begin to editing.

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