Nov. 21, 2022

Untold: Stories Of A World War II Liberator (Catalyst)

Untold: Stories Of A World War II Liberator (Catalyst)

Deborah Levine, daughter of a World War II military intelligence officer/ Ritchie Boy, shares first-hand stories of WW II and the Holocaust with wartime letters of her father, Aaron Levine. He was assigned to interrogate Nazi prisoners of war.

Also, hear the wartime love letters of Estelle Malloy, a Special Education pioneer whom Aaron married after they graduated from Harvard. Then you’ll hear the memoirs of Polish Holocaust Survivor, Leon Weisband. First, we’ll start with Aaron’s immigrant roots from the Ukraine-Latvia region. Next, we’ll see Estelle’s childhood in Bermuda in the only Jewish family to have lived on the island for 4 generations.

This episode of True War Stories: Mission Report was discovered on Catalyst. Catalyst is a community of storytellers, a platform to share your stories, in audio form, in written form, it's a place to collaborate with like-minded storytellers and industry executives. If you're interested in joining Catalyst, just go to voyagecatalyst.com to find out more.

Director: Dennis Parker, U. of TN at Chattanooga/ radio station WUTC.

Narrator: Deborah Levine, author.

Actors/Readers:

Aaron Levine is played by actor/director/producer Dylan Kussman, Estelle Levine is played by Charlene Hong White, Aunt Polly by Trish Ross, Leon Weisband by Joel Scribner, Secretary of State Cordell Hull by Greg Glover, Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter by George Hoctor and the Reporter by Chase Parker (no relation).

Music by Aaron’s nephew, Hollywood composer Michael Levine.

Film contests won: Red Wolf Film Festival, Crown International Festival, Delta International Festival

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