Heejoo Gwen Kim

animated filmmaker :: new media artist


Based on one of Philip Markowicz's stories of survival during the Holocaust, his transport to a concentration camp in Flossenburg, Germany.
Philip Markowicz was born in Poland in 1924. After the Germans invaded, he and his family were forced into the Lodz ghetto in 1940.
In the ghetto, surrounded by death and cruelty, Philip suffered extreme deprivation while working in the ghetto sweatshops.

After four years in the ghetto, in August 1941 he and his brother Henry were sent on the last transport to Auschwitz.
He survived a series of forced labor concentration camps, enduring cold weather, starvation, and beatings.
He and Henry miraculously escaped from the death march just days before liberation.

This story is one of his miracles.