7 episodes

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.

We Share The Same Sky Rachael Cerrotti

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    • 4.8 • 1.1K Ratings

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

    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."

    • 42 min
    Chapter VI: I'm Going To Jump

    Chapter VI: I'm Going To Jump

    "I was a citizen of nothing." 

    • 45 min
    Chapter V: I Didn't Ask Him His Name

    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.

    • 38 min
    Chapter IV: The End Of The World

    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.

    • 11 min
    Chapter III: This House Has Memories

    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.”

    • 33 min
    Chapter II: Don't Make Waves

    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.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

CandiceMcF ,

So beautiful

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.

mkflores ,

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

marcoman53 ,

Haunting, captivating and moving

Exceptional podcast that drew me deeply into the narrative.

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