Etched in Glass: The Legacy of Steve Ross
Thursday night, January 27 at 9:00 pm
on WGBH – Channel 2
This is not your typical Holocaust survivor story. It’s the real-life account of how one remarkable Polish man found a second life in America, dedicating himself to helping people. Only nine years old when he was first taken by the Nazis, Steve Ross miraculously survived ten concentration camps. His experience in the camps as well as his memory of liberation when a kind American soldier showed him the compassion he hadn’t seen in years shaped his life moving forward.
While working with disadvantaged youth and establishing the iconic New England Holocaust Memorial based in Boston, Ross continued his tireless search for the kind soldier who liberated him from Dachau and changed his life. The film culminates in the emotional Veterans’ Day ceremony at Boston’s State House on November 11, 2012. Steve finally meets the family of the soldier after a 67-year search, thanks in part to an episode of Unsolved Mysteries found on YouTube by the granddaughter of the soldier.
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