Outlook

Podcast star to be television star

Saturday, June 27, 2009

The story of Holocaust survivor Henry Oertelt, told in a series of podcasts developed by the University’s KVSC 88.1 FM radio station, will receive additional attention. The National Association of Television Production Executives has finalized plans to produce a feature film about the life of Oertelt, who escaped from Berlin as a teenager in 1945. The film will be based on Oertelt’s book, “An Unbroken Chain, My Journey Through the Nazi Holocaust.”

KVSC brought Oertelt and his book to the attention of many when it developed a series of 12 podcasts telling Oertelt’s life story (www.kvsc.org). That series debuted in 2007.

The Holocaust survivor has spent 40 years speaking about his experiences and the importance of tolerance, political involvement and confronting hatred.

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