They Survived Together

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Raised by 155 people in 33 months
Tax Deductible Donations Available  ~ Email me for information: JohnRokosny@gmail.com 

As soon as I met the Neiger family, and heard their incredible story, I knew I had to make this film.

I was so moved by their story, I was brought to tears. My goal is to honor their journey.

I want to create a film that will tell the story of one family, in their own words, as a voice for every family who went through this atrocity – and to honor those who survived, and remember, with deep reverence, those who did not.

I want to share this story so it will never be forgotten. 

“They Survived Together” is a story of endurance, unity and hope. 

“They Survived Together ” is the incredible, true story of the survival of the Neiger family, as they desperately try to stay together as a family while escaping the Nazi invasion of Poland.

The Neigers were living a peaceful life in a tight-knit Jewish community in Krakow when the arrival of World War II changed their life forever.

When Nazi soldiers forced the Neiger family from their home and into the harsh life of the Ghetto, they made a vow to escape together and survive as a family.

The family was able to stick together, from their daring escape from the Ghetto, through arduous treks through snow-covered mountains, to illegal border crossings, and brutal work camps. 

But when circumstances forced the family to separate from their older brother Ben, the family’s will to survive was put to the test.  

Siblings Cesia, Benjamin, Hanka, Basia, and Tosia remained together as a family well into thier senior years, supporting each other while dealing with the horrors of the memory of the Holocaust.  

This film tells their story, in their words, from their hearts. 

We are seeking funding to finish the production phase of "They Survived Together".  We will  continue to interview the siblings and relatives, film family gatherings and events. We will organize and catalogue historical footage and photos.

We are so fortunate to have this first-hand account of their incredible journey.  

Our mission is educational - to create a film that will tell the true story of one family, in their own words, as a voice for every family who went through this atrocity – and to honor those who survived, and remember, with deep reverence, those who did not.

The film is intended for screenings in Jewish institutions, schools and museums, to preserve this true family story of the Holocaust.
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YOU ARE INVITED!

You are invited to our Friday, April 5th Fundraising Party at the General Society Library at 20 West 44th street at 7pm.

We will screen portions of the film, have musical performances, dramatic readings, poetry and specials guests!

Tickets are FREE for you! CLICK HERE:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fundraiser-event-for-they-survived-together-film-tickets-55470762544

We are fairly close to completing this film but still need to raise 36k for fees for the finishing editor, music and sound editor, licensing fees, and color correction and mastering.

Our film, "They Survived Together", will be feature length and include historical elements of the war and the Holocaust woven into the family’s escape and survival from certain death by Nazis in the Krakow Ghetto.

We have finished the filming, we are close to a rough cut edited, we have original music, composed and recorded by Grammy Award winner Frank London.

We began this project four years ago when we met Hanka in a Lower East Side cafe and heard her incredible story. We were so moved, we decided to make a family documentary based on the stories in her book “The Red Hat”.

Tickets will be sold in advance or you can just show up and contribute whatever you like.

Tax Deductible Donations can still be made to Art Loisaida Foundation (ask for details)
or our GoFundMe link: https://www.gofundme.com/TheySurvivedTogether

Thank you again for your generous contributions to our film!

John Rokosny - Andriette Redmann
Producer / Director

Video sample:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q23GDlsbUM8
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Dear Friends, Family and Supporters of the Neiger Siblings,

We are planning a APRIL 5Th Fundraising Event and wanted to give you a “Save The Date” notice.

We will screen portions of the film, have musical performances, readings, and specials guests!

The fundraising event will take place at the Historical General Society Library at 20 West 44th street at 7pm.

We are fairly close to completing this film but still need to raise 36k plus for fees for the finishing editor, music and sound editor, licensing fees, and color correction and mastering.

Our film, "They Survived Together", will be feature length and include historical elements of the war and the Holocaust woven into the family’s escape and survival from certain death by Nazis in the Krakow Ghetto.

We have finished the filming, we are close to a rough cut edited, we have original music, composed and recorded by Grammy Award winner Frank London.

We began this project four years ago when we met Hanka in a Lower East Side cafe and heard her incredible story. We were so moved, we decided to make a family documentary based on the stories in her book “The Red Hat”.

Tickets will be sold in advance or you can just show up and contribute whatever you like.

Tax Deductible Donations can still be made to Art Loisaida Foundation (ask for details)
or our GoFundMe link: https://www.gofundme.com/TheySurvivedTogether

Please let me know your thoughts on this date and event.

I will send out an official invite when we are confirmed with the lineup of the event.

Thank you again for your generous contributions to our film!

John Rokosny - Andriette Redmann
Producer / Director

Video sample:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q23GDlsbUM8
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A very kind person has offered a 20k grant in matching funds!
If we reach the amount, we will be close to finishing our film.
Tax Deductible Donations can be made to: Art Loisaida Foundation
(Our non-profit financial partner) PM me for details or donate at our regular online donation site: https://www.gofundme.com/TheySurvivedTogether
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Lola DiNizio just graduated with a Masters in Human Rights from Columbia University! We are happy she is taking on the role of scriptwriter for the narration of our documentary film, “They Survived Together”
https://www.gofundme.com/TheySurvivedTogether
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Created November 21, 2016
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