|credit: Matan Rochlitz|
From documentary film maker Matan Rochlitz, New York Times, October 10, 2017:
"All I know is that we are the last generation who will be able to meet Holocaust survivors in person, and I consider that a tremendous responsibility.
Even as a teenager, I was familiar with stories from the Holocaust. My grandfather had survived the horrors of the camps himself, and his stories formed a large part of our family’s shared narrative. But this woman’s story felt different. Her pain and horror were woven with love, loss, guilt and redemption — and the epilogue was truly extraordinary. Many years later, once I’d become a documentary filmmaker, I decided to find out whether the woman was still alive. She was. Klara was 92 years old and still living in the same Tel Aviv apartment. I flew out to see her the following week and asked her to tell me the story I’d heard from my grandmother in her own words."