Lost Childhood : the Story of the Birkenau Boys


Lost Childhood : the Story of the Birkenau Boys


A group of Holocaust survivors -- some of the 89 Jewish boys spared by Dr. Joseph Mengele to serve as slave laborers in the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp -- return to Europe fifty years later. They recount their experiences in the camp, their survival tactics and coping mechanisms, and the emotional scars they still carry. Hosted by veteran TV journalist Rich Newberg. Photographed and edited by WIVB-TV Chief Photographer Mike Mombrea Jr. Shot on the grounds of the Terezin concentration camp and Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Originally aired on WIVB-TV.




Rich Newberg Reports Collection


WIVB (Television Station : Buffalo, N.Y.)
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library (publisher of digital)


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