A life without laughter.

A childhood without birthday parties.

Playing next to corpses in concentration camps.



This is the childhood of Sara Atzmon,

Israeli painter and Holocaust survivor.

Her family is chased through fascist Hungary

and Austria to Nazi Germany.

At age 12, she escapes the death machine of Auschwitz

and survives the slaughterhouse of Bergen-Belsen.



It takes 20 years

for Sara Atzmon to be able to talk about the horror.


It takes 42 years

for her to be able to paint.


67 years

later the well-known painter Sara Atzmon tells
her life story for the first time in a moving film by Ilona Rothin.