"Ella Blumenthal was just 18 when her happy life in Poland turned into a nightmare most people only learn about in history books.

Blumenthal, the subject of the upcoming documentary “I Am Here,” was born in Warsaw and was barely 18 when Hitler’s Nazi war machine rolled into Poland in 1939 and ushered in the start of World War II. She witnessed the Warsaw Ghetto uprising in 1943, when Polish Jews valiantly fought back against the Germans after tens of thousands of people had been shipped off to concentration camps, and watched in horror as block after block was set aflame by Nazi soldiers."

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