119 Lives Unlived 15 May 2015 10 2057
During the renovation of an old house in Amsterdam, a shoebox was found. Inside it were several dozens of old postcards and letters by a young man named Flip Slier. He had written them during the year he spent in the Nazi’s concentration camps. In 1943, Flip was gassed in the Sobibor death camp in Poland. 70 years after the victory over Nazism, RT correspondent and Flip’s first cousin once removed, Paula Slier, goes on an emotional and personal journey to learn more about his life and death. During the course of her investigation, Paula spends a night in a barrack of the Auschwitz concentration camp and meets a grandson of its commandant, talks to the leader of the Dutch neo-Nazis, interviews survivors of Auschwitz and people who knew Flip. 70 years after members of the Slier family were killed by Hitler's forces, those memories are brought back to life through Flip’s letters. Following in the footsteps of her second cousin, Paula faces the horrific discovery that concentration camps took the lives of 119 members of her family.