Stermer family – 38 Jews who survived in a dark cave for almost two years.

Stermer family of 38 members fled into the unexplored dark cave to avoid the horrors of the Holocaust.

Amazing story of the 38 Jews who survived the horrors of the Holocaust in Western Ukraine during World War II.

Stermer family - 38 Jews who survived in a dark cave for almost two years.

Stermer family photo/ Saul Stermer

Not only it is a wonder that they somehow managed to survive 511 days in a large cave under the earth, but also that they managed to survive in the region where the Jews chance of survival is less than 5 percent.
The discovery that will give you a whole new point of view of the Holocaust and its survivors, death camps that have taken lives of many Jews.

The Holocaust – The occupation of Eastern Europe and the systematic destruction of the Jewish families began in October 1942. During the Nazi occupation in 1942, Jewish families were taken to concentration camps where they were tortured and eventually executed. At a time when the Germans took half the city Korolówka, Ukraine, others were forced to go into the ghetto, which would direct to the slaughterhouse, confesses Shula Stermer in his testimony to the National Geographic. Stermer mother refused to go, instead, she went with her son in the forest where they found a cave Verteba that was once a popular tourist destination and they spent there almost two years and so that way they managed to avoid rutles Hitler’s troops.

Six months they spent in a cave Verteba where it was a constant struggle against depression, hunger, fear, but greatest fear was precisely the threat of the Nazis so they had to go deeper into a an so far unexplored cave Grotto.

Hades was the only refuge that could find a Jewish family where they ate, slept, afraid, but they stuck to each other, had a strong desire to survive, and so managed to overcome common horrible fate that had befallen them.

Undergound was the only refuge that could find a Jewish family where they ate, slept, afraid, but they stuck to each other, had a strong desire to survive, and so managed to overcome common horrible fate that had befallen them. Their story is one of the most important historical epic story of survival, but it was almost forgotten until the arrival of the American speleologists who encountered the remnants of the survivors in an underground cave shrine of Priests, in which the Jewish family were hiding for almost two years.

No Place on Earth is a documentary by director Janet Tobias, which shows the life of Shula Stermer and his family in the dark depths of the cave. The film was released theatrically in the US on April 5th 2013.

Stermer’s difficult journey most happily ended, and detailed information can be found in the documentary on the National Geographic.

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