“Steve was the catalyst, the quarterback of the team.” – Ray Flynn
Number of Times Seen – 1 (22 Mar 2023)
Brief Synopsis – Documentary about the life of a young boy who survived 10 Concentration camps during World War Two and upon his liberation, vowed to make a change in the world.
My Take on it – Amazing documentary that is able to encapsulate the ideas of one man who’s goal was to help change the world. This is a story that I came across by accident and as I watched it, I recalled hearing this story over thirty years ago on an episode of UNsolved Mysteries. That story is a key part in this film and I was so happy to see this come full circle. The film’s premise of helping others without ulterior motives is great to watch and it helps make this story even more powerful and enjoyable to take in.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – In December 1986, Ross formed a committee to push for the creation of a Holocaust memorial and museum in Boston. He received support from Mayor Ray Flynn, who promised that the city would donate land for the memorial, as well as state representative Kevin W. Fitzgerald (whose father was one of the soldiers that liberated Dachau), first lady Kitty Dukakis, and Newton, Massachusetts Mayor Theodore D. Mann. The memorial was completed in 1995 at a cost of $3.5 million. In 2002, a Liberators’ Monument, which was part of Ross’ original vision for the memorial, was added. (From Wikipedia)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10)
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