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Film Reconnects Holocaust Survivors to Their First Moments of Freedom

In 1945, more than 30,000 German concentration camp survivors arrived by boat to Malmo, Sweden. There, news photographers filmed their tentative re-entry to a life of freedom.

It’s powerful footage – and was also rather anonymous until film director Magnus Gertten started researching passenger lists and tracking down some of the survivors.

In his documentary, Every Face Has a Name, he shows the footage to these survivors – and the moments when they recognize themselves or their loves ones are truly moving. The film is part of a larger initiative to identify as many Holocaust survivors from the footage as possible. Learn more here.

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