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My Lost Family

Narrated by: Danny Ben-Moshe
Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Growing up in a poor Yiddish speaking home in 1950s London, Lillian – then just a teenager – marries charming older man Raymond. One day he takes their children to the local park. But he never returns.

When they reappear 40 years later – the search for the truth begins.

Unfolding like a mystery, we follow Danny Ben-Moshe and his eccentric Jewish family as they unearth secrets, attempt to reconcile, and hear shocking news that sheds a new light on events.

This series builds upon the story from Danny’s award-winning documentary film My Mother’s Lost Children.

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wonderful

not only did I enjoy the story, but the lovely lady in this sounds exactly like my grandmother whom I have not seen for 40 years. Thank you for sharing this incredibly touching story.

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captivating!!

loved the story, very emotional on many levels, and sad as well.
I would recommend.

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A good heart and true love, will help you through anything.

I truly heartwarming story. Beautifully written and I love the narration. Your mother shows amazing Grace and strength.

Thank you sharing.

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A truly incredible story

This is an absolutely fascinating journey through the rediscovery of a family. I truly hope this documentary helped bring some peace to Lillian and her children.

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great history of a life

a great story about how you don't have to be a victim and you can overcome stuff even though can be horrific. No victimology or political correctness or any of that just learning to overcome.

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wow

wild story with so many turns. I Feel bad for all involved. Raymond has affected so many lives.

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great listen

I enjoyed this short story of a family going through terrible times years past. well performed and easy to listen too

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Sad, gripping and potentially triggering

A nearly unbelievable story about the repercussions of the actions (and inactions) of a young, naive woman in 1950s England whose children are kidnapped by their father. Some of the people in this story are thoroughly unlike able (I'm referring to both parents here) but the story itself is fascinating. Be aware that anyone who has experienced trauma in the form of mental abuse or abandonment at the hands of their parents WILL be triggered by this story.

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Haunting

Most striking is the way the story repeats across generations, as told by many family members.

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Interesting and insightful

I really enjoyed my Sunday morning listening to Danny recount his mother's story. No spoiler alerts here - but I really found myself thinking about inter-generational trauma and also about how women through the ages have viewed themselves and their position in society. Danny's mother is a delight to listen to - she is honest in her recollections and at times can be quite passionate about the events that transpired. If you like a human interest story, with some surprises along the way, this story is for you!