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Ella Blumenthal, 100, embodiment of humanity and resiliency, Holocaust survivor, subject of “I Am Here” (we spoke with the film’s director and producer)

Documentary was shown at Atlanta Jewish Film Festival last month

Ella Blumenthal was a young woman when the Nazis invaded her native Poland. Over the next few years she was bounced around Europe by Hitler’s forces, experiencing firs-thand the horrors of Auschwitz and Bergen Belsen. She even participated in the failed Warsaw Uprising in 1943, to which the Nazis responded with a horrific crackdown that would all but level the ancient city. Blumenthal and her ... more >