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Season 2 Episode 13

The Holocaust Survivor

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Apr 11, 2004 on Ion Television
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Sue tries to help a holocaust survivor find the man that killed her parents 60 years ago. Sue realizes that the case soon becomes personal for her after learning what Helga suffered as a result of being in a concentration camp. Sue learns that 60% of the estimated 6 million Jews that were killed were also considered " Defective " because of being deaf or having some other kind of handicap. Helga tells Sue that a man named Otto Zimmer killed her parents. As Helga and Sue are playing cards Otto Zimmer is spotted outside Sue Jack and Helga trying to run after the cab to catch him. Helga describes for Sue and Jack what the past 60 years were like for her and realizing that she not only saw her parents and sister killed, she also learns that even the capture of the man that took the lives of her parents and sister are only just the beginning of healing 60 years worth of pain.moreless

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  • Sue finds out that her friend, Helga had lived in Nazi Germany and was put into a camp not because she was Jewish but because she was deaf.

    10
    This was a really powerful episode to brings home the reality of how people had suffered by the Nazis in WWII. Before watching this episode I didn't know that anyone who was "defective" was brought in the concentration camps in Germany to be exterminated. Before we have only heard about Jews being exterminated, not people who are deaf, blind, mentally-challenged, even black people! I felt for Helga when she related her experiences in the death camp to Jack and Sue, Sue in tears as she translates and Jack looking so sad. I will definitely recommend this episode to people who enjoy a touching episode about "real-life" experiences and the humanity. I really hope that we will soon hear about season 4 filming soon...moreless
  • When a Holocaust survivor recognizes her old concentration camp guard, she sets the team on a chase that ultimately prevents a serious terror attack on the US Congress.

    10
    Impressive episode. Over here in the Netherlands (situated right next to Germany) WW II obviously had a serious impact, but even though the bigger part of our history lessons is dedicated to said period, the emphasis always lies on the fate of the Jewish people. The ordeal of the handicapped (or defected as they are referred to in this episode) is not very well known or told in Europe either. The intense emotions described by Helga, during and after the war, have been portrayed by Phyllis Frelich in an impressively moving and sensitive manner. For me personally the elegance of it being told in signing merely adds to her statement. The chase of ‘lawyer Dan’ during the team’s attempt to stop an anthrax-attack was captivating too, since the scheme remained obscure till the end. The side-story of D., Myles and Bobby fighting Randy on his own administrative territory, gave the story an insight into more humorous human interaction.

    Good writing, good acting and a great statement.moreless

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