This Academy Award-winning film tells the unforgettable story of Gerda Weissmann Klein and her six-year ordeal as a victim of Nazi cruelty. Rendered in a deceptively simple yet extraordinarily powerful manner, the film explores the effects Weissmans experience had on the rest of her life. By the end of the war she had lost her parents, brother, home, possessions, and community; even the dear friends she made in the labor camps, with whom she had shared so many hardships, were dead. A journey of survival through one of the most devastating events in the history of mankind.
"...a film of profound sadness and extraordinary grace...." -- New York Daily News
"...a simple eloquence that approaches poetry...." -- Chicago Tribune
"A film of extraordinary eloquence." -- Wall Street Journal
"Deeply affecting in its dignity...a testament to courage and hope...." -- USA Today