With Staff Picks, we would like to offer recommendations from our staff to you. These picks will be from a variety of reading, listening or viewing tastes. You might find stuff you've checked out before, or you might be intrigued enough to find a new favorite.
No Place on Earth [DVD] produced by The History Channel
No Place on Earth is an account of a true story that took place in Ukraine. The scene is a pair of caves that families of Jews used to hide from Ukranian and German authorities during WWII.
Chris Nicola is an investigator in New York. He is also a cave explorer whose family was originally from Ukraine. He had heard of the caves and went to Ukraine exploring. As he says, I went to Ukraine looking for my family. I found the history of several others'. After finding the evidence of people living underground for almost a year and a half, he begins the process of finding the families of those people and telling their story.
The true story of how they survived underground for the longest recorded uninterrupted period is a dramatic tale of survival that is well worth watching for the whole family. Just see your friendly library personnel for them to assist you. Enjoy.
If No Place on Earth interests you, feel free to request and check it out. We'll be back next Wednesday with a different Staff Pick.