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  • 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.

    A Somethin Else production for Audible.

    This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members. You candownload all 5 episodes to your Library now.

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  • Oct 2 2019

    Growing up in a poor Yiddish speaking home in 1950s London, teenager Lillian marries a charming older man Raymond. One day he takes their children to the local park. They never return. A desperate search begins.

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    25 mins
  • Oct 2 2019

    Lillian thinks she has left the past behind her, but her lifelong struggle with depression suggests otherwise. Then, after 40 years, her lost daughter reappears.

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    31 mins
  • Oct 2 2019

    The children’s father Raymond tells his side of the story and makes some startling allegations.

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    30 mins

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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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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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Very Sad

Such a sad story. I felt most pity for Andrew and understand how he feels after listening to this. It was special hearing everyone's voices and Daniel really cares. I liked how he reacts to his mother etc.

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Interesting Story of family drama

This story had so many plot twists. It's hard not to judge the people in the story. It has me asking myself what would I do in that situation. Losing your children 💔 I can only imagine how that effects your mental health. A person's selfish deed leads to a chain of disastrous events. The children and the mothers are the real victims.

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captivating!!

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

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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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long in area, a families struggle with the past.
i wish it would have interviewed more people

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Brave Strong lady

impeccably and gently told story of a tragic family history,and a brave, strong mother who was generous to share it for future generations to learn from !

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amazing

I truly loved this story and I can relate to some parts of the story.

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Devastating - but absolutely worth the listen

Fantastic way to see just how much the story is changed by perspective. And how family trauma continues to cause trauma through the line until it's addressed.

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Touching

An honest look into such an intimate and painful story which spans generations thank you

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  • 2020-08-29

Fantastic

This was a fantastic story and utterly captured my attention. I appreciated how the writer not only uncovered the past, but was able to demonstrate how those threads wove together to create the tapestry of the present and how one action reverberated to affect so many in this family and beyond.

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  • D. Blanton
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kept me thinking days after i listened to it

this was truly gripping from the first paragraph. i have gone back and listened to this multiple times. truly one of my favorites

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  • Steph
  • 2022-06-19

Papa was rollin' stone

This true story is narrated documentary style. Hearing the family's accounts through interviews was very emotional. I felt so bad for them, well, not Raymond (the father).

Raymond - ugh, I kept singing "Papa was a rolling stone" in my head.
The repercussions of his actions with the women he used and the children he abandoned is so tragic.

I liked that there was reconciliation with Lillian and her children that gave a sense of hope to break the family curse (if there even is such a thing.)

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  • Elizabeth Powers MommyUnfiltered
  • 2022-06-16

there's no good ending

I really didn't get satisfied with this whatsoever and the mother kept saying I was just young I was just young so I kind of agree with Andrew that she could have came and look for him like the other mother did she didn't even try in 19 back then was not Young 19 today I would still go looking for my children would not give up and then she kept saying I just went on with my life it wasn't so bad because I was able to make a new life really how do you think that makes us kids feel gosh so maybe she wasn't equipped to take care of those children if she was able to so easily let them go I thought I'd be on her side but I am not the dude was a douchebag and it's sad that he got away with just taking kids away that he didn't even want I guess he just wanted ownership but I can't imagine he just got with three different women who sucked it raising kids

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2022-06-14

Great!

I am really like this podcast. nice content. fantastic and excellent narration in this content.

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  • 2022-06-10

Great!

I am really like this podcast. nice content. fantastic and excellent narration in this content.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2022-05-27

Great!

I am really like this podcast. nice content. fantastic and excellent narration in this content.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2022-01-24

great podcadt

really great story, love the different narrating voices, all points were clear and very undertstanding

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-12-20

good

This was a fantastic story and utterly captured my attention. I appreciated how the writer not only uncovered the past, but was able to demonstrate how those threads wove together to create the tapestry of the present and how one action reverberated to affect so many in this family and beyond.