The National Hana's Suitcase Must-See

The National Hana's Suitcase Must-See

The story of Hana's suitcase, made into an award-winning radio documentary and children's book, tells the harrowing true tale of the owner of the suitcase, Hana Brady, who died at Auschwitz in 1944 at age 13. In 2000, the Tokyo Holocaust Education and Resource Center acquired the suitcase, but no information about Hana came with it. Its director, Fumiko Ishioka, made it her mission to scour the world trying to find out more of Hana's story. In the end, her search brought her to Toronto and George Brady, Hana's older brother and the only member of their immediate family to survive the Holocaust. For him, the reappearance of the suitcase in Japan 57 years after Hana's death was absolutely astonishing. The story transformed Hana's only surviving personal possession into a lesson of tolerance for children everywhere who today are drawn to the story of the suitcase and the tragedy it represents.

  • 2002
  • 00:26:04
  • 13-14
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