One Man, Four Lives (2013)
16min · Documentary, Short, Biography · 16 September 2013
Emmy® Award winner Allen Morris captures the emotional conflict of denying one's heritage and faith while coming to terms with a world that allowed the unspeakable. Born in Poland, one of seven children in a Jewish family; taken by the Nazis and forced to dig mass graves to hold the bodies of his murdered neighbors; assuming the identity of a Catholic boy who gave him a birth certificate - this is a story of redemption, guilt, hate and survival. It is a story about how one man lost his entire family, journeyed through hell and managed to start a new life in a strange land. This is the story of how circumstances changed one man's destiny, the remarkable story of William J. Morgan; one man who lived four lives, surviving the horror of the Holocaust and finding love through forgiveness and devotion. It is also the story of the fulfilling the American Dream. Here is a man, who after enduring the four years hiding from the Nazis, emigrated to America and started a new life. This is a life that brought him another family, wealth and position within his community. It also brought him a greater understanding of God's purpose for his life and set him on the road to fulfill that purpose by building a 'house of love,' The Houston Holocaust Museum. This legacy stands as a monument to the millions who died in concentration camps, that we should remember the dead and honor the living.
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