THE PAST THAT LIVES – A Personal History from 1900 to the present, narrated by Prof. Jacques Presser. Jacques Presser, important Dutch historian, wrote his book “ Ashes in the Wind, the destruction of the Dutch Jewry” about one of the most oppressing events of the past in this century. In this film, Presser, who wrote this book tells the story of his life. His subjective vision on life by means of pictures accompanied by his voice.
The film became Presser's Testament: he died a week before the film was shown on Dutch TV on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Liberation of Holland, May 1970.
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