Ben Kingsley

Documentary 'Destination Unknown' records Holocaust survivors' emotional recall

Documentary 'Destination Unknown' records Holocaust survivors' emotional recall

You can’t encapsulate the horrors of the Holocaust in 80 minutes, but what the 12 interviewed survivors accomplish in the documentary “Destination Unknown” is nevertheless a vivid portrait of genocide put into practice, and its everlasting effects on the living.

Director Claire Ferguson, who edited together the testimonials, which were filmed over 14 years by producer Llion Roberts, manages to convey a broad canvas of experience from the mostly Polish subjects. All were young when Hitler’s evil spread, and they range from escapees and a partisan who fought alongside the Russians to camp prisoners liberated by Americans.

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