FRONTLINE

"Why Was I Born?"

Clip: Season 31 Episode 9 | 1m 9s

Maja Hrabowska survived the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, but as a child, she also survived the Holocaust. Here, she recalls asking her mother why she was born amidst such hardship. After her parents were killed, Maja was saved from being deported to the death camps by a relative who was a Jewish policeman.

Aired: 05/13/13

Rating: NR

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