SYNECDOCHE, ARTE FRANCE
German, English, French
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Ada Lichtman was faced with absolute horror from the start: the day the Germans invaded Poland, all the men in Wieliczka – a little town near Kracow where she lived – were rounded up by the Germans, driven to a nearby forest and executed.
The blood-soaked bodies were laid out in a semi-circle, feet together and heads towards the edge as an artistic statement from the killers. From that moment on, Ada was haunted by a singular question: not "will I live or die?", but "how will I be killed?" This went on until her arrival in Sobibor, the last stop of the journey, where more than 250.000 Jews were exterminated in gas chambers; this, until the uprising of October 14, 1943. She is one of the mere 50 people who survived.