New York – Sheindi’s fate is recorded on 54 yellowed diary pages.
The impressive BILD documentation “Sheindi’s Diary – Notes of a Holocaust Survivor” was created from these unique notes by the Jew Sheindi Miller-Ehrenwald (91). The 36-minute film about the fate of the native Hungarian has now been honored at the New York Festivals TV & Film Awards: It received a gold award in the “Streaming” category and a bronze award in the “Documentary History & Society” category !
The New York Festivals TV & Film Awards have been presented since 1957 and recognize outstanding content in all lengths and shapes from over 50 countries in 14 category groups. Julian Reichelt, Editor-in-Chief BILD: “In ‘Sheindi’s Diary’, BILD reporters Peter Hell and Christin Wahl exclusively documented the touching story of Sheindi Miller-Ehrenwald and, in a sensitive way, the moving fate of the then 14-year-old contemporary witness as an urgent reminder for them Preserves the present. I am very pleased that this unique cinematic contemporary document has been honored by an international jury of TV and filmmakers and that we can show it to our viewers for the first time on BILD on TV. “
Today, October 13th, at 9:10 p.m., you can watch the touching film about the Hungarian Jewess as a TV premiere on the new BILD live broadcaster.
The 36-minute film tells the dramatic fate of the 91-year-old contemporary witness – of her deportation as a 14-year-old Hungarian Jew to the Auschwitz concentration camp and her forced labor. For the BILD in-house production, the BILD reporters traveled to the original locations in Galanta, Érsekújvár, Auschwitz, Peterswaldau and finally to Jerusalem, where Sheindi Miller-Ehrenwald has lived since 1949. Here she gave her interview to the authors and reads from the original recordings herself.
The actors Iris Berben, Christian Berkel and Lea van Acken tell the story of the Jewish woman in “Sheindi’s Diary”. Iris Berben: “The fact that this film received this award testifies to a very sensitive jury who, I believe, made themselves very aware of the treasure that these diary entries made. We must not stop at all, even through artistic means, not to let the connection with our past break. Our present and future are fed by our past. We should be able to handle it and that’s why it’s important and nice that this documentation gets such an award. “