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This original documentary from Nashville Public Television (NPT) follows the Tennessee Holocaust Commission (THC) in its efforts to interview and photograph all survivors and liberators of the Holocaust currently living in Tennessee. The one-hour documentary presents the powerful testimony of Tennessee's survivors and liberators as they remember the tragedy, loss and shock of the Holocaust.


NPT HistoryLiving On: Tennesseans Remembering The Holocaust
Rating: NR

The documentary presents the powerful stories of Tennessee's Holocaust survivors.

The Survivors And Their Stories

Chattanooga, TN | b. 1932

Leonard Chill

Wilno, Poland (now Vilnius, Lithuania)Survivor Wilno and Warsaw Ghettos

Memphis, TN | b. 1918

Henrietta Diament

Lódz, PolandSurvivor: Warsaw and RadomGhettos: Majdanek, Auschwitz,and Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camps

Franklin, TN | b. 1925

Jimmy Gentry

Franklin, TNLiberator: Dachau Concentration Camp

Memphis, TN | b. 1916

Zina Gontownik

Lybeshuk, PolandSurvivor Wilno Ghetto; Kaiserwald, Stutthof, and Muhldorf-Dachau Concentration Camps

Oak Ridge, TN | b. 1923

Mira Ryczke Kimmelman

Danzig (Gdansk), PolandSurvivor: Warsaw and Tomazow-Mazowiecki Ghettos; Blizyn-Majdanek, Auschwitz, Nordhausen, and Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camps

Nashville, TN | b. 1922

Elizabeth Limor

Lódz, PolandSurvivor Hasag Munitions Factory/Skarzysko Slave Labor Camp; Hasag Munitions Factory/Czestochowa Slave Labor Camp

Nashville, TN | b. 1930

Menachem Limor

Czestochowa, PolandSurvivor Czestochowa Ghetto; HasagMunitions Factory/Czestochowa Slave Labor Camp; Buchenwald Concentration Camp

Nashville, TN | b. 1930

Hedy Lustig

Hochst Im Odenwald, GermanyRefugee

Oak Ridge, TN | b. 1923

Nessy Marks

Danzig (Gdanskand Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camps), PolandSurvivor: Warsaw &Tomazow-MazowieckiGhettos; Blizyn-Majdanek, Auschwitz

Knoxville, TN | b. 1927

Arthur Pais

Ukmerge, LithuaniaSurvivor Kovno Ghetto, Dachau Concentration Camp

Mt. Juliet, TN | b. 1922

Harry Snodgrass

Johnson City, TNLiberator: Buchenwald Concentration Camp

Memphis, TN | b. 1924

Frieda Weinreich

Lódz, PolandSurvivor Lódz Ghetto, Auschwitz Concentration Camp,Parschnitz Slave Labor Camp

Nashville, TN | b. 1914 & Nashville, TN | b. 1921

Henry & Sally Wolkoff

Lutomiersk, Poland, Pabianice, Poland Survivors Pabianice and Lódz Ghettos; Auschwitz, Mauthausen, Freiburg, Ebensee Concentration Camps

Production Credits

Will Pedigo
Producer / Editor

Beth Curley
Executive Producer

Ed Jones

Rob Heller

Jay Rockholt

Ruth Tanner
Executive Director of the Tennessee Holocaust Commission

Ken Simington
Executive Producer

Felicia Anchor
Commission Chair of the Tennessee Holocaust Commission