A Son Tells His Mother’s Holocaust Story In NJDocs: ONLY A NUMBER Monday, April 24 at 10pm

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Filmmaker Steven H. Besserman and Director of Photography Gerardo Puglia on location for the production of Only a Number, filmed in Hungary, Poland and Germany.

As Holocaust Remembrance Day comes to a close, the fourth season of NJTV’s NJDocs series opens on Monday, April 24 at 10pm with the documentary,  Only a Number.

New Jersey filmmaker Steve Besserman’s parents are both Holocaust survivors.  Several years before she was stricken with dementia, his mother, Aranka, began to write memories of her experience in a concentration camp, including how she met and fell in love with her husband-to-be through a barbed-wire fence.  In this documentary, Besserman weaves his mother’s diaries together with his own modern-day journey to the ghettos and camps of which she wrote.

To learn more about the film and see additional photos, visit the filmmaker’s website.

Learn more about NJDocs here.

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Filmmaker Steven H. Besserman and Director of Photography Gerardo Puglia on location for the production of Only a Number, filmed in Hungary, Poland and Germany.