MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Seventy years after the end of the World War II, RT correspondent Paula Slier conducts a personal investigation into where and how 119 members of her family died.
Slier starts her search in Amsterdam, where a shoebox with postcards and letters that belonged to her cousin once removed Flip Slier was found during construction work on an old house. In 1943 Flip was murdered in a gas chamber of the Sobibor concentration camp.
Over the course of her investigation, Slier talks to the leader of the Dutch neo-Nazis, meets a grandson of the commandant of Auschwitz, Rudolf Höss, interviews the survivors of Auschwitz, and spends a night in the barracks of the concentration camp where her relatives were held.
In the film Slier notes that today there are a lot of attempts to rewrite the history of the Second World War, which is why it's extremely important for everyone to know their personal past. "If each and every one of us was able to know our families' story, there would never be a threat that our stories would be rewritten or misrepresented", says Slier.
119 Lives Unlived will premiere globally on RTDoc and RT International on May 20. A special pre-premiere screening of the documentary in Russian will take place in Moscow on Monday, May 18 as part of RT's ClubDoc project. Watch the promo here: http://clubdoc.rt.com/