THE JERUSALEM POST: 100-year-old Holocaust Survivor tells her story
March 10, 2022
"I Am Here, a life-affirming documentary that is a portrait of an extraordinarily charismatic and brave 100-year-old Holocaust survivor, Ella Blumenthal, was released in US theaters on March 11.
Blumenthal is a doting and active mother and grandmother, who loves to walk along the beach in Cape Town, South Africa, where she lives. But, she has a Yiddish accent that she embraces rather than trying to hide and there is a scar on her arm where her inmate number tattoo from Auschwitz used to be.
Although when she was raising her children, she did not speak to them about what she experienced, at a certain point she decided to share her story and she speaks about her life, the tragic and triumphant moments. The movie was filmed a couple of years ago and shows her celebrating her 98th birthday. "