About the Show
Samuel Willenberg was the last survivor of the Treblinka death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland, out of only 67 people who were known to have survived the camp, and where an estimated 900,000 Jews were murdered in a 13-month period during World War II. Still haunted by the horrors he witnessed there, Samuel retells his story with extraordinary intensity and has immortalised his harrowing experiences in a series of bronze sculptures. The film focuses on one man's personal odyssey to reflect on the enormity of the genocide inflicted upon Poland's 3.5 million Jews. Samuel Willenberg's story is one of survival against staggering odds and though heart-wrenching and horrifying, it is ultimately one of triumph.