Podcast star to be television star
Sunday, February 1, 2009
The National Association of Television Production Executives has finalized plans to produce a feature film about the life of Henry Oertelt, a Holocaust survivor 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.”
The university’s KVSC 88.1 radio station brought Oertelt and his book to the attention of many when it developed, in 2007, a series of 12 podcasts telling Oertelt’s life story (www.kvsc.org). The Holocaust survivor has spent 40 years speaking about his experiences and the importance of tolerance, political involvement and confronting hatred.