I have been asked to make a documentary while traveling with C of O students and Holocaust survivors and liberators. I am very excited about this project and the ability to tell the story of some great and brave men. I know that this trip will be emotional and the scenes we visit will be tragic; both for us and for the veterans that we are traveling with. My desire to to tell the story without being invasive on the experience for all involved. That may prove difficult.
My direction (as of now) is to focus on the three survivors of the Holocaust that are traveling with us. They each have amazing stories and all are very interested in sharing their story. One of the survivors told me that “we have to tell the story so that you won’t let this happen again.” It’s going to be a powerful trip. One of the survivors has never been back since he was liberated. The other two have been back, but that does not mean it won’t be emotional. I want to tell their story. Starting with Kristalnacht and moving through their liberation. I expect it to be horrible, awesome and inspiring all in one project.