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Fading Numbers

An elderly woman recalls her experiences of the holocaust.



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David, a writer researching a book based on his grandfather’s role as a soldier in the German army, interviews Alexandra, a holocaust survivor. Alexandra takes David through some of her family’s experiences during the Nazi holocaust of World War II. Alexandra’s takes David through several events in which she and her brother Peter were hunted by soldiers and the last time she saw her mother alive. Through her stories David learns that his grandfather had once been a friend to Alexandra’s family and failed to help them, leading to the events in which Alexandra would lose everyone she held dear. The narrative is divided between the present and in the past and is bound by a small family airlume, so treasure but Alexandra’s brother Peter. Alexandra tells David her only fear is that any knowledge of the holocaust may fade along with the final survivors. The story of Fading Numbers outlines the effects of actions and inactions and the repercussions of our choices on others. It portrays how loss lasts a lifetime and how hate and anger heal nothing.

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Submitted: April 19, 2018
Last Updated: June 4, 2018

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The Writer: Sean Ryan

Sean Ryan is an award-winning screenwriter with numerous credits to his name. Initially known for short film scripts, he made the jump to feature films in 2013. His love for the medium was inspired by his father who introduced him at a young age and his love for film has grown ever since. He first began to experiment with film-making, within the fields of editing and animation before moving onto screenwriting and developing his skills as a visual storyteller. Sean has several feature film scripts in various stages of development with his most recent produced script being the Western, Action Thriller, "The Outsider" in 2019. Go to bio

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