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End of the Day Flower


End of that one day ephemeral blooming life of the Dayflower , orginally growing in our granny’s garden (dutch : Eendagsbloem). A two hour timelapse , Holland.
Music : E Minor Prelude , Chopin , YouTube Audio Library (Free Use Music)
① memo 20181013 ~ End of the Day Flower

Film tells story of daring attack on train to Auschwitz – Jewish Journal

Simon Gronowski at the spot where he jumped

In a scene from the film “Transport XX to Auschwitz,” Simon Gronowski stands at the spot where he jumped from the train almost 70 years ago. Still : Michel van der Burg/Marc Van Roosbroeck

Transport XX to Auschwitz‘ film tells story of daring attack on train to Auschwitz – News by Jewish Journal reporter David Schwartz  (October 24, 2012) from the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF).
Read the full story here in the Florida Jewish Journal

Trailer Transport XX to Auschwitz

Transport XX to Auschwitz at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF)

The documentary Transport XX to Auschwitz by Karen Lynne & Richard Bloom and Michel van der Burg is shown at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) on Saturday October 27 at the main film festival theatre Cinema Paradiso in Fort Lauderdale, and again the next Saturday, November 3rd, at the Sunrise Civic Theatre in the city of Sunrise, Florida.  Thanks all helping us with this documentary – – Simon Gronowski (see trailer poster) in particular for his special effort!!

Film and festival details

Watch the trailer of the film –


Synopsis – During the Shoah, the Nazis, in their quest for the final solution of the Jewish question, utilized thousands of trains from Germany and the occupied countries to transport 3,000,000 Jews to the concentration and death camps.

This is the true story of one of the most audacious and heroic rescue attempts, which occurred on April 19, 1943, the first night of Passover, at the same time that the Warsaw Ghetto uprising began. On that night, Transport XX departed Mechelen, Belgium at 10 p.m. with 1631, Jewish men, women and children for Auschwitz II-Birkenau.

Half an hour later, it was stopped by three young Belgians armed with only 1 pistol, pliers and a hurricane lamp. The only documented attack on a death train during the Shoah. What happened leading up to, during and after this audacious rescue attempt are featured with archival footage and survivor interviews.

See also Richard Bloom Productions

Transport XX to Auschwitz – trailer


Trailer of the film Transport XX to Auschwitz by Karen Lynne & Richard Bloom and Michel van der Burg. This documentary is coming soon.

During the Shoah, the Nazis, in their quest for the final solution of the Jewish question, utilized thousands of trains from Germany and the occupied countries to transport 3,000,000 Jews to the concentration and death camps.

This is the little known, true story of a most remarkable and heroic rescue attempt which occurred on April 19, 1943, the first night of Passover, at the same time that the Warsaw Ghetto uprising began, some 720 miles away.
On that night, Transport XX departed Mechelen, Belgium at 10 p.m. with 1631 Jewish men, women and children for Auschwitz II-Birkenau.

Half an hour later, it was stopped by three young Belgians armed with only 1 pistol, pliers and a hurricane lamp.
This was the only documented attack on a death train during the Shoah.

See also Richard Bloom Productions.