Several weeks ago, I was watching a program called 7th Heaven. They aired
an episode in which a woman recounted her experience during the Holocaust.
This was a true survivor and not an actress. The original episode aired in
1997. I have been trying to locate a copy of this woman's account or at
least more information on her.
Unfortunately, I really don't have much to go on. I do not have her name or
any other information. I am still waiting to hear back from the WB network
that airs the program.
I was hoping, somehow, that you might be aware of this show and have an idea
of where I could find out additional information about this woman's story or
if some might have a video copy of the program.
I realize this is a long shot but I would appreciate any help you might be
able to offer.
Thank you for your time.
Andrew Mathis answers:
I am one of the volunteers who answers questions for the Holocaust History
The actress in question is Rita Zohar, and she is a Holocaust survivor. A
short filmography of hers is available here:
Apparently, Ms. Zohar was born in a concentration camp during the war. This
suggests that she was in a German-soil camp and not in one of the death
camps of Poland.
The story told by Ms. Zohar in the episode of 7th Heaven, by the way, is a
true story of a woman named Elisabeth Mann, a survivor of the death camp
Auschwitz who lectures frequently on the Holocaust.
Your best bet for a videotape of the program is to contact Warner Bros., as
you already have.
Hope this helps.
Andrew E. Mathis, Ph.D.
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