Matti Leshem is the co-founder of New Mandate Films, a film and television production company created to mine the rich depth of Jewish history and literature.
My father made the heart-wrenching decision to leave his family behind and escape the train to Terezin. Decades later, making a film about the choices of the Holocaust brings catharsis in unexpected ways.
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