We Share The Same Sky is an intimate portrait of family history that tells the stories of two young women—Hana as a refugee who remains one step ahead of the Nazis at every turn, and Rachael, her granddaughter, on a search to retrace her grandmother’s history. Presented by USC Shoah Foundation, this seven-part narrative series explores how the retelling of family stories becomes history itself and how acts of kindness during war can echo across generations.
Chapter VII: A Strange Way of Feeling Alive
"There were really two plans. One, was to become something -- somebody. Two, was to go back and see who was left."
Chapter VI: I'm Going To Jump
"I was a citizen of nothing."
Chapter V: I Didn't Ask Him His Name
I always think how different it is, what is in your head and what is in your reality.
Chapter IV: The End Of The World
We went to the end of the world and back. We went to the site of their murder. We went to Sobibór.
Chapter III: This House Has Memories
“She’s 16. She should be in school. She should be with her family. Her letters shouldn’t be censored. Sentences shouldn’t be blacked out. Envelopes shouldn’t be stamped with a swastika. But I guess you can get used to anything.”
Chapter II: Don't Make Waves
The bridge always burned or was destroyed. There was no way to go back again. Once you made another step, you couldn't step back.
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I am also a granddaughter who was very close to her Jewish grandma. The love and care and effort and miles you went to make this homage to your grandma is incredible. And of course you didn’t know what would happen along the way. I just love you for all of this. Thank you.
Interesting and educating
Very well done and interesting. Easily bingable. Loved hearing Hanna’s own words. I even learned a lot about World war 2. Nice
Haunting, captivating and moving
Exceptional podcast that drew me deeply into the narrative.