Forgotten Transports: To Estonia (Zapomenuté transporty: Do Estonska) (2008) - Rotten Tomatoes

Forgotten Transports: To Estonia (Zapomenuté transporty: Do Estonska) (2008)

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As directed by filmmaker-cum-historian Luká Pribyl, To Estonia constitutes the final installment in a trilogy of documentaries about the fates of various groups of European Jews during the WWII Holocaust. For this installment, Pribyl specifically investigated the fate of Czech Jews and uncovered the remarkable account of 1,000 Czech Jewish women, between the ages of 19 and 25, who were transported to Estonia and arrived in that country on September 5, 1942. Permanently separated from their families, the women formed a rock-solid allegiance and began to rely on each other for friendship and emotional support. Thus began a harrowing and seemingly endless series of incidents that witnessed the women being transported from one concentration camp to another, through Estonia and Germany, and surviving the most extreme horrors imaginable. Meanwhile, without their immediate knowledge, their family members were perishing in nearby camps. It took the director seven years to piece together the story, via an overwhelming amount of meticulous research; in the final product, he draws on survivors' testimonies, archival footage, documents and much more. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi
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Documentary , Drama , Special Interest
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