The TV series This Is Your Life, hosted by Ralph Edwards, paid tribute to notable people and aired on NBC from 1952 to 1961. Not only movie and television stars received the This Is Your Life treatment, war heroes, country doctors, educators, religious leaders, humanitarians and ordinary people also found themselves the subjects of biographical journeys featuring reunions with long-lost friends and relatives. Among them were three courageous women, all survivors of the Holocaust.
This program features those episodes:
Hanna Bloch Kohner (May 27, 1953)
The first Holocaust survivor to share her story on national television. She survived Auschwitz as a young woman and was reunited with her pre-war fiancé.
Ilse Stanley (November 2, 1955)
Before her forced exit from Germany, actress Ilse Stanley effected the release of more than 400 people from Nazi concentration camps.
Sara Veffer (March 19, 1961)
The Dutch housewife spent 18 months hiding in a 12-foot-square Amsterdam attic with her husband and six children.
The program will be introduced by Julie Kohner, daughter of Holocaust survivor Hanna Bloch Kohner.